| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit line Saturday, as a radio transmission of the accident emerged.
"This is a tragic day in BART's history," Grace Crunican, general manager of...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday.
The workers were investigating a...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:51 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers who were hit and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Saturday as they were conducting a track inspection.
Two federal investigators were on their way to...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Two candlelight vigils will be held Sunday night to honor the two workers killed Saturday by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train.
The vigils for the workers will be at 6 p.m. at the Walnut Creek BART station and Lake Merritt Plaza in Oakland, according to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse.
After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
California hunters did not pull enough weight to stop the state Legislature from approving a bill last week that would ban the use of lead bullets for sport shooting of animals.
So now, with AB 711 on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, a coalition opposed to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:13 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democrats put their supermajority in the state Senate to use on Wednesday, waiving the rules to revive four bills that had missed deadlines for policy committee hearings.
The party-line vote on the rule waiver was the bare minimum 27-11,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area commuters once again avoided a public transit shutdown Monday after a judge took the extraordinary step over the weekend of ordering a 60-day cooling-off period between the Bay Area Rapid Transit district and its three largest...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a brief but extraordinary weekend hearing, a San Francisco Superior Court judge on Sunday morning ordered a 60-day cooling-off period to prevent a second transit strike.
Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow said that he had no choice but to grant...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:06 PM
With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:24 PM
About 25 University of California healthcare workers were arrested Friday afternoon in Westwood during a protest over staffing levels, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
In a planned act of civil disobedience, the protesters blocked the...