OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area transit system will continue to run train service as unions and management agree to extend labor talks. A federal mediator says Bay Area Rapid Transit trains will run today. George Cohen said last night that progress was being made. The possibility of a strike has loomed each weekday since a 60-day cooling-off period expired last Thursday. But each time, BART and the unions have agreed to continue talking.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park reopened to visitors last night with the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown. The National Park Service announced that major highways and roads leading into and through the park are immediately open to vehicles. The park's main concessioner is reopening facilities and will welcome visitors right away. Its visitor centers and campgrounds will open today, when guided tours will also be available.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting on the campus of Fresno City College. The State Center Community College District police chief announced the arrests yesterday. Shots rang out in a parking lot next to the college's math and science building at 11 a.m. Monday, shattering glass at a nearby greenhouse. No injuries were reported.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coit Tower, the San Francisco landmark that's been a fixture of the city's skyline for 80 years, is going to close its doors for several months of repairs. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the concrete column atop Telegraph Hill is expected to shut down next month for a $1.1 million rehabilitation. A 2012 assessment of the building found a variety of problems, including water damage in and around its historic murals, lead-based paint flaking from the ceilings and asbestos insulation that needed removal.