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Lawsuit: Slain California transit officer sought better training

San Francisco - A California transit cop killed by friendly fire during a search last year had urged his wife to sue his department for failing to provide better training for his fellow officers, a lawsuit filed Friday has alleged.

High winds bring destruction, inconvenience to Bay Area

San Francisco - High winds knocked over trees, blocked freeways and snarled transit around the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday as a mostly dry storm from the Pacific Northwest swept through the region and headed south.

Protest over Ferguson violence halts Bay Area transit service

Oakland - Dozens of San Francisco Bay Area residents tied up regional transit service for more than an hour Friday with a peaceful protest that closed a major station serving transbay commuters.

No charges in shooting of BART cop by fellow officer

Dublin - None of the BART police officers present when a detective mistakenly shot and killed a fellow officer during a search in January will be charged with any crimes, officials said in a report released Friday.

Op-Ed: BART union needs to rethink it priorities

San Francisco - As the weekend comes to an end; Bay Area commuters are forced to prepare for a Monday without access to BART due to the ongoing labor strike.

Op-Ed: Swindlers and Luddites responsible for second BART strike

San Francisco - Despite high anticipation for a resolution, BART workers have gone on strike for the second time this year after negotiation between management and the union broke down.

Review: 'Fruitvale Station' a balanced, powerful look at Grant tragedy Special

It would have been so easy to make this movie preachy, or sentimental, or one-note. But writer-director Ryan Coogler boldly sidesteps these traps in his debut, “Fruitvale Station” – a raw, moving depiction of Oscar Grant's last day alive.

Hacker group Anonymous attacks San Francisco's transit system

San Francisco - San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system was the target of an attack by hackers from Anonymous on Sunday which resulted in the shutdown of the BART site after contact info for more then 2,400 customers was published online by the hackivists group.

Update: Protests surround Oakland as Mehserle is released

Oakland - Eleven months after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the New Years Day 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, former BART cop Johannes Mehserle is set to be released Monday, leading to protests Sunday afternoon.

150 arrested in Oakland following police shooting death verdict

Los Angeles - After Oakland transit police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced to two years for the having shot and killed Oscar Grant, peaceful protests turned violent and at least 150 people were arrested.

Vatican newspaper claims Homer and Bart Simpson are Catholic

L'Osservatore Romano, based on an analysis by a Jesuit priest, affirmed that Homer Simpson and his son Bart are members of the congregation led by the Pope. D'oh!
 

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OFFICERS CLEARED IN SHOOTING: A BART police car is shown at the transit system s Dublin-Pleasanton S...
OFFICERS CLEARED IN SHOOTING: A BART police car is shown at the transit system's Dublin-Pleasanton Station.
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SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART s West Oakland station that caused Friday s temporary...
SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART's West Oakland station that caused Friday's temporary system closure is shown.
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DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo  Calif.  on Tuesday  blockin...
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo, Calif., on Tuesday, blocking traffic was blocked in both directions for nearly an hour.
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