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Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds

The purchase of new BART cars, planning for new Muni Metro light rail vehicles and Caltrain electrification could be held up if Congress doesn’t reauthorize federal transportation funding by next week.

07/21/2014

Heald College in Milpitas is owned by the for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc.(ZappaOMati/Creative Commons)

California-Based Corinthian Colleges Selling 85 Campuses Under Deal With Feds

The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company’s 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.

07/04/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

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Chamberlain’s Attorney Requests Transfer To SF General Hospital Lockdown Facility

Ryan Chamberlain, the suspect who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt earlier this week, returned to court Friday where his attorney requested he be transferred to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

06/06/2014

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BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000

BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.

05/20/2014

A black-crowned night heron perched on a branch. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Neighbors Fear Baby Birds Massacred In Woodchipper During Oakland Post Office Project

Oakland residents say rare birds were slaughtered during an Oakland tree-trimming project on behalf of the downtown U.S. Post office.

05/07/2014

California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Farmers To Get More Water As Feds Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

04/18/2014

A San Francisco police officer documents a gun that is being surrendered during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NRA Loses Latest Challenge To San Francisco Gun, Bullet Regulations

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the city can require handgun owners to secure weapons in lockers, keep them on their bodies or apply trigger locks to the guns when stored at home. The three-judge panel also upheld the city’s sales ban on ammunition that expands on impact and is often referred to as hollow point bullets.

03/25/2014

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U.S. Files $1.2 Billion Penalty Against Toyota In Stuck Accelerator Investigation

The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The penalty is the largest of its kind ever imposed on an auto company, the Justice Department said.

03/19/2014

An aerial view of the Tesoro refinery in Pacheco, California. (CBS)

2 Workers Injured By Sulfuric Acid At Tesoro Refinery Near Martinez

Two people working at the Tesoro refinery in Avon were injured on Monday morning less than a month after two workers were injured by sulfuric acid at the same refinery.

03/10/2014

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