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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...
  • For Comcast, Time Warner Cable's New York unit could be big business

    For Comcast, Time Warner Cable's New York unit could be big business
    Cable giant Comcast Corp. may be eyeing Time Warner Cable's New York systems so it can create its own version of Amtrak's Acela, the super fast train that takes commuters up and down the East Coast, according to a new report from Moffett/Nathanson...
  • 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...
  • Man throws homeless woman's cats into S.F. Bay, killing them

    Man throws homeless woman's cats into S.F. Bay, killing them
    San Francisco authorities Wednesday were searching for a man who tossed a carrier containing a homeless woman's two cats into San Francisco Bay, killing them. The incident occurred Monday along the Embarcadero at Pier 14 when a man approached the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act

    Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act
    Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72. His...