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Berkeley resident injured after being hit by car in Concord crosswalk

CONCORD — A Berkeley resident remained in critical but stable condition Monday, two days after being hit by a car on a major transit road here. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected in the collision, which happened just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday, on eastbound Clayton Road at the Grant Street intersection, Clayton police Prov. Sgt. Timothy Elsberry said. The crash …

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Tragedy avoided after car plows into Walnut Creek home

April 24, 2017, 6:19 am City leaders say they need to find ways to convince developers to build smaller, less “dense” projects, and that may mean requiring having them pay for “benefits” as compensation for denser development. Angry residents are asking why city leaders can’t make more demands of developers, or simply reject more projects. This discussion is sure to …

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Roadshow: This bicyclist wants to pay to fill potholes

Q In a column on the coming increase in the gas tax, you said, “Everyone who uses the road system needs to contribute to the system.” This is the point I would like to expand on. I believe that even bicyclists should contribute to the upkeep of our streets. It may be as simple as a registration earmarked for street …

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Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was killed when a replica World War I-era biplane crashed in a field on California’s central coast. The San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s office says the single-engine, open-cockpit plane went down shortly after takeoff from a private airfield Sunday. Spokesman Tony Cipolla says the pilot, the only person aboard, died at …

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Roadshow: Angry drivers rail against the gas tax increase

Q Can we have a ballot proposition to repeal this 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase? There was no public input. … Please explain why some gas tax bills make the ballot, while others, like this one, don’t? … This all happened so fast.Jack Avery, Jeff Wagner and many, many more A Fast? Not really. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Jim …

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After SFO scuffle, American tries to learn from United’s mistakes

By MAE ANDERSON NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently …

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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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Fatal collision spurs I-880 Sig-alert in Union City

UNION CITY — At least one person has died after a vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collision on Interstate 880, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday evening. At 8:41 p.m., officers responded to northbound lanes of I-880 just south of Whipple Road for a report of a collision involving multiple vehicles, CHP Officer Marc Johnson said. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, Johnston …

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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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