Sunday, December 15, 2013
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Autopsies conducted on two workers struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train reveal the men did not follow safety protocols. The Contra Costa Times reports a coroner concluded last month that 58-year-old Christopher Sheppard and 66-year-old Laurence Daniels had their backs turned when they were hit Oct. 19. BART rules indicate one inspector must serve as a lookout.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters who work at San Francisco International Airport are receiving additional training on how to respond to airplane crashes following the Asiana Airlines accident in which a teenage girl was fatally run over by two emergency vehicles. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the firefighters will receive 40 to 80 hours of advanced instruction next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman raped repeatedly as a child by her father, and later gave birth to three of his children, has been given a light sentence on burglary charges because of her childhood. Authorities say the 33-year-old faced more than 12 years in a Los Angeles prison. The Los Angeles Times reports she got credit for time served while awaiting sentencing.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group fighting the city of Sacramento's plan to subsidize a new basketball arena for the Kings has submitted tens of thousands of signatures in an attempt to force a public vote on the matter. The Sacramento Bee reports Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork submitted 34,000 signatures Friday for verification. The NBA has told Sacramento it must build a modern arena to keep the Kings.