SAN DIEGO (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in San Diego says prosecutions of immigrant and drug smuggling offenses will be fully restored today, three days after they were curtailed in response to the federal government shutdown. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said late yesterday that prosecutions would return to normal after the Justice Department agreed restore staff. A U.S. official told the AP that Duffy's office issued guidelines that immigrant smuggling cases would only be prosecuted only if they involved death or serious injury.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With about a week to go before a possible second strike, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor leaders say they made slight progress in negotiations but remain far apart on wages. The parties said yesterday they reached a deal on pension contributions, but are still at odds over compensation, health care and safety. The unions want nearly a 12 percent raise over three years while BART is still proposing a 10 percent increase over four years.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say that a woman has been shot and injured during a road-rage incident. California Highway Patrol Officer Tim Moore says the shooting took place Wednesday along Interstate 880 near Marina Boulevard in San Leandro. The Oakland Tribune reports a female passenger in a black Honda Accord called 911 and told a dispatcher that someone in a white pick-up truck fired a single shot into the car.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to death for killing two people and injuring three others during a gang dispute at a crowded Compton transit station in 2008. City News Service reports that Ronald Earl Brim maintained his innocence in front of Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler yesterday, saying he didn't pull the trigger. Brim was convicted in July 2012 along with co-defendant 31-year-old Leo Lloyd Adams on first-degree murder charges.