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BART names first Latino police chief: Carlos Rojas from Santa Ana

OAKLAND — BART made it official on Friday: ex-Santa Ana police chief Carlos Rojas has been hired to lead the BART Police Department. Rojas has been a police officer since 1990 and was the chief of the Santa Ana Police Department for almost three years before his resignation this week. In a news release issued Friday, BART officials described Rojas as an advocate …

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Roadshow: BART track shutdown will affect Mother’s Day

Q Again this year, BART is closing down a portion of the tracks that connect to the Fruitvale station on Mother’s Day and supplying shuttle buses instead. This causes long delays for people heading out to meet loved ones. Our daughter has seen people juggling balloons, flowers and gifts while bouncing between the trains and buses, and waiting for additional …

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BART to announce new police chief

OAKLAND — BART’s police department plans to announce former Santa Ana police chief Carlos Rojas as its next top cop, according to media reports Thursday evening. Reached for comment, BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby declined confirmation, saying only that the department plans to issue a news release Friday. According to the , Rojas tendered his resignation Wednesday and said he has …

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Walnut Creek: BART station closed, patron threatens to jump

WALNUT CREEK — A patron who became unstable forced the closure of the Walnut Creek BART station Wednesday afternoon, the agency said. Police were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m., after BART officials were notified that the patron was threatening to jump off the ledge and apparently onto the tracks, BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said. BART shut down the …

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BART: Fare cheaters costing up to $25 million each year; what can be done?

OAKLAND — Fare evaders are costing BART up to an estimated $25 million each year, but the agency is hoping a mix of beefed up enforcement efforts, physical barriers at fare gates and new technology will help stymie would-be cheaters. It’s unclear just how many people are jumping the gates at BART to avoid paying, said Paul Oversier, the agency’s …

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Plaza renovation underway at Concord BART station

CONCORD — For more than 20 years, city leaders have sought to strengthen the connection between the Concord BART station and Todos Santos Plaza, the cultural center of Concord. “When you get here, you can’t figure out how to get to downtown,” Mayor Laura Hoffmeister said. BART directors Joel Keller and Donna Allen on Monday joined Assemblyman Tim Grayson, Hoffmeister and council members …

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