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  • Oakland teen arrested for allegedly lighting bus rider on fire

    Oakland teen arrested for allegedly lighting bus rider on fire
    Police have arrested a 16-year-old suspected of intentionally lighting a man's clothes on fire on an Oakland bus. The 18-year-old victim may have been dozing when the attack occurred Monday evening on an AC Transit bus traveling on MacArthur Boulevard...
  • Teen set ablaze on Oakland bus will need several surgeries

    Teen set ablaze on Oakland bus will need several surgeries
    The mother of an 18-year-old whose clothing was lit on fire on a bus to East Oakland says the second- and third-degree burns the teen suffered in the attack will require massive skin grafting. The victim, Luke Fleischman, a senior at Maybeck High School...
  • Oakland bus passenger wearing a kilt is set on fire, police say

    Oakland bus passenger wearing a kilt is set on fire, police say
    Passengers fled out the back of an Oakland commuter bus Monday after police say a man wearing a kilt was set on fire. The victim, described only as an 18-year-old man, was taken to the burn unit at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital with burns to his...
  • BART strike: S.F. commuters deal with Day 4 of no rail service

    Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters were left without rail service Monday as the BART strike moved into its fourth day. The second strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in four months produced traffic jams and frustration Friday -- the...
  • Jerry Brown asks court to block Bay Area bus strike

    Jerry Brown asks court to block Bay Area bus strike
    For the second time this year, Gov. Jerry Brown will ask a court to block a transit strike in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summer, Brown convinced a federal court to put a 60-day hold on a proposed strike of the Bay Area Transit System, which...
  • BART union leader and board president offer disparate views

    OAKLAND -- A Bay Area regional transit strike seemed likely late Monday as the clock ticked toward a midnight cutoff of negotiations, with one union leader saying it would take a “Hail Mary” to avert a BART work stoppage. Complicating...
  • BART, unions continue talks as federal mediators urge a deal

    OAKLAND -- Bay Area Rapid Transit district officials and labor leaders Tuesday afternoon were again ensconced in negotiations to avert a strike – with federal mediators exerting pressure to keep talks going until a deal is done. It remained...
  • Gov. Brown steps in to avert Alameda-Contra Costa bus strike

    Gov. Brown steps in to avert Alameda-Contra Costa bus strike
    SAN FRANCISCO — For the second time since August, Gov. Jerry Brown has used his authority to avert a transit strike — appointing a board to investigate the contract dispute between the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and its union of bus...
  • Flying to SFO or Oakland this morning? Don't expect to use BART

    SAN FRANCISCO -- With transit workers on strike, people flying into or out of the airports in San Francisco and Oakland will find BART service unavailable, and officials are urging local residents to work at home if possible. The Bay Area Rapid Transit...
  • After BART reprieve, Bay Area commuters brace for bus strike

    Fresh off a reprieve from Gov. Jerry Brown, who stepped in at the last minute to avert a BART strike, Bay Area commuters must now contend with the possibility of losing their bus service. Drivers and mechanics at a major East Bay bus district are...
  • Bay Area bus strike averted with late deal; BART talks on hold

    Bay Area bus strike averted with late deal; BART talks on hold
    Bay Area commuters Wednesday were spared the pain of a bus strike after a last-minute deal was reached on pay and medical benefits for hundreds of union workers. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 had threatened to walk off the job at...
  • Bay Area bus strike possible after union votes down proposal

    Bay Area bus strike possible after union votes down proposal
    Unionized bus drivers in the Bay Area have voted down a contract proposal, setting the stage once again for a possible strike that could affect thousands of commuters. Roughly 181,000 people who ride the AC Transit bus lines every day could ultimately...