OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators are in the San Francisco Bay area to examine the deaths of two transit workers struck by an out-of-service commuter train returning from routine maintenance. A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says two investigators were at the site of yesterday's accident on Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks in Walnut Creek. They will be looking at issues including safety procedures and the track's condition.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old cyclist has been killed after being hit by a Metrolink train in Palmdale. City News Service reports Manuel Correa was killed in the collision that occurred around 7:10 p.m. yesterday at a train crossing, near the intersection with Sierra Highway. None of the 250 passengers aboard the northbound train were injured.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A woman who had just put a baby in her car was struck and killed in Inglewood by a driver in a pickup truck who fled the area. Police say the woman had left a family birthday party last night and was standing next to her car when she was hit. Police are looking for the driver of the pickup truck, which was described as red or orange.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tourists will no longer be hassled by tour bus companies on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in a move by city officials to make the area more safe and inviting. The Los Angeles Times reports that beginning this week, sightseeing bus operators will begin selling tickets from kiosks or shops on private property instead of the famed walkway.