EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man bitten by a shark off the Northern California coast says he was having a great day of surfing when the great white came out of nowhere. Forty-five-year-old Jay Scrivner told The Associated Press from his hospital bed yesterday that the nearly 10-foot shark bit his thigh and his board on Sunday as he surfed near Humboldt Bay close to Eureka. He is expected to fully recover.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the income gap in the U.S. has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House. Carter offered his assessment yesterday at a construction site in Oakland. The city is the first of five places Carter and wife Rosalynn plan to visit to commemorate their alliance with Habitat for Humanity.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Labor leaders for Bay Area Rapid Transit workers say they are not giving 72-hour notice for a second strike. The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 said yesterday they want to leave every possible option for resolution open. Workers could still strike Friday when a 60-day cooling-off period expires.
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A six-year veteran police officer in Northern California has resigned after his arrest on suspicion of extortion. Hayward police say Officer Romeo Aberin (ah-beh-REEN') turned himself in yesterday. Authorities say Aberin asked a suspect for cash in exchange for dismissing reporting any crimes against her.