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  • BART labor talks continue as strike deadline looms

    Facing a midnight strike deadline, two unions and officials for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system resumed contract talks Sunday as nervous commuters looked for other ways of getting to work. Members of the Service Employees International Union Local...
  • BART unions extend talks for one day, avert Monday strike

    OAKLAND – Less than 90 minutes before a midnight strike deadline for the Bay Area’s commuter rail system, union leaders agreed to extend negotiations for one more day, sparing 200,000 round-trip riders the anxiety of a scramble for alternative...
  • Man, 72, survives 18 days alone in forest on snake, lizards, algae

    Man, 72, survives 18 days alone in forest on snake, lizards, algae
    A 72-year-old man is recuperating in a hospital after surviving 18 days alone in a Northern California forest by eating algae, a snake and other small animals he could kill. Gene Penaflor’s ordeal began Sept. 24 when he and a hunting partner set...
  • Man recalls eating squirrels to survive alone in California forest

    Man recalls eating squirrels to survive alone in California forest
    A day after he was carried out of the Mendocino National Forest -- having survived nearly three weeks on his own -- 72-year-old Gene Penaflor described how "it all went dead" after falling down a canyon. He had separated from his deer hunting partner...
  • Lost hunter who survived on roasted squirrel says 'it wasn't bad'

    SAN FRANCISCO — He shot squirrels in the head so their bodies would be intact for meals. He caught frogs, lizards and a 2-foot brown snake, killing them with a rock and toasting them thoroughly so he would not get salmonella. Each night,...
  • BART strike possible Tuesday as talks continue

    OAKLAND — The San Francisco Bay Area braced for a potential regional transit strike as the clock ticked toward an 11:59 p.m. cutoff of negotiations that have dragged on since April. After a late Sunday impasse, both sides reported for talks Monday...
  • State oversight agency urges new higher education agenda

    A state oversight agency Monday sent an urgent message to California’s higher education leaders and public officials: out with the old, in with the new. In a report on the future of higher education, the Little Hoover Commission said that it&...
  • 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...
  • No BART strike Tuesday; talks continue into the night

    OAKLAND -- A federal mediator emerged early Tuesday from marathon talks between Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two major unions to say that talks would continue and that trains would run throughout the day. The announcement, which came after 1 a.m.,...
  • BART union makes counter-offer; some hope remains to ward off strike

    A union representative said late Monday during a break from negotiations to avert a Bay Area Rapid Transit strike that a counter-offer is in the hands of BART management. Pete Castelli, executive director of Service Employees International Union Local...
  • 18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island

    18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island
    Staff at a marine institute are trying to figure out what to do with the carcass of an 18-foot-long sea creature discovered off the coast of Catalina Island. Marine science instructor Jasmine Santana was shocked to confront the rare oarfish Sunday in...
  • 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...