OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Union workers are threatening to go on strike tonight against San Francisco's BART rail system after they hit an impasse with management in their marathon contract talks. A union leader says they have agreed on economic, health care and pension issues, but remain apart on work rules. Worker plan to strike at midnight unless BART agrees to submit the remaining issue to arbitration.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles International Airport baggage handler is pleading not guilty to charges in explosions of dry ice bottles at the airport. Twenty-eight-year-old Dicarlo Bennett said little beyond acknowledging his name during a brief court hearing today. He is being held on $ 1 million bail and could face up to six years in prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say there was "no merit" to a suspicious device that led to the evacuation of Union Square shortly before noon today. In addition to the evacuation, a one-block radius around Union Square was shutdown to vehicles and pedestrians and businesses were ordered to shelter in place.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will lead a blue ribbon panel of experts who will study how the state can tax and regulate legal marijuana sales in an effective way. Newsom says the goal is to make recommendations that could be written into a ballot initiative in time for the November 2016 election.