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  • Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Moorpark

    Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Moorpark
    A man was killed Thursday when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Moorpark, officials said. Ventura County firefighters responded at 9:07 a.m. to the 10900 block of West Los Angeles Avenue, according to Capt. Mike Lindbery. Firefighters at first had...
  • Student who threatened Moorpark High commits suicide on train tracks

    Student who threatened Moorpark High commits suicide on train tracks
    This post has been updated. See the note below for details. A 16-year-old student who threatened violence at Moorpark High School on Thursday morning, prompting a lockdown and campus evacuation, later committed suicide by stepping in front of an...
  • L.A.'s Union Station rolls out new lounge for premium passengers

    L.A.'s Union Station rolls out new lounge for premium passengers
    Taking a page from tony airline lounges, Los Angeles Union Station on Thursday officially opened its first-class Metropolitan Lounge for train passengers. The second-story lounge features leather chairs with movable laptop desks, free Wi-Fi, a snack...
  • Woman killed when Amtrak train strikes car near Camarillo

    A woman was killed Monday morning when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train near Camarillo, said Bill Nash, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department. Firefighters had to extract the body of the woman from her vehicle, Nash said....
  • How to make high-speed rail work in California

     How to make high-speed rail work in California
    Two court decisions have blocked the California High-Speed Rail Authority from issuing more than $8 billion in bonds and from using bond funds on construction until it fixes its funding plan. Now what? The authority says it will move forward using...
  • Metrolink service disrupted after train strikes, kills pedestrian

    Metrolink service disrupted after train strikes, kills pedestrian
    A northbound Metrolink train was delayed 90 minutes and another was canceled after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian at an Anaheim Metrolink station early Wednesday. With the cancellation of Metrolink train 633, passengers have been...
  • A missing man is found, but questions remain

    A missing man is found, but questions remain
    He was hungry, exhausted and confused. Mike Farrell, 73, couldn't grasp exactly how he had gotten into the predicament he was in or how to get out of it. The former carpenter and schoolteacher — described by family as sweet-natured, well-...
  • Two busy Amtrak train lines set ridership records in California

    Two busy Amtrak train lines set ridership records in California
    Amtrak-California set ridership records last year on two of its busiest long distance lines in the state — the Pacific Surfliner along the coast and the San Joaquin through the Central Valley. Rail officials announced Thursday that the two lines,...
  • BART trains stalled by computer glitch, stranding Bay Area commuters

    BART trains stalled by computer glitch, stranding Bay Area commuters
    Bay Area rail commuters were left without service Friday morning because of what operators called "major computer issues" that left hundreds of riders stranded in stalled trains. As of 6 a.m., rail commuters were being told to find alternate forms of...
  • Dead boy on bus was allegedly killed by his Lancaster mom's boyfriend

    Dead boy on bus was allegedly killed by his Lancaster mom's boyfriend
    A 2-year-old boy found dead aboard a bus in California City this week was allegedly killed by the boyfriend of the child's Lancaster mother, authorities said.  Pharaoh Vanvactor was found dead Wednesday morning at 7:25 a.m. on a Kern Regional Transit...
  • Judge may halt Sriracha sauce production because of odor gripes

    Judge may halt Sriracha sauce production because of odor gripes
    A judge is expected to decide Friday whether to grant Irwindale's request to temporarily halt operations at the Sriracha hot sauce plant to address odor complaints. The city filed a lawsuit against Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods after several residents...