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Caltrans Faces Probe into Cover-Up of Bay Bridge Defects

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Caltrans is under siege because of accusations that the agency displayed a lack of transparency and "gagged and banished" engineers who warned of construction problems on the new Bay Bridge eastern section. Aug 6, 2014 6:54 AM PT

WSJ Poll: 76% of Americans Think Their Children's Lives Will Be Worse

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll reveals that an all-time record of 76% of Americans do not believe their children’s lives will be better than their own. Almost as many respondents, 71%, believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, as compared to 63% only one month ago; 60% believe that direction is plunging downward. Aug 5, 2014 6:25 PM PT

Closing In? A-Rod Associate Tony Bosch Surrenders to DEA

Anthony Bosch, the former Alex Rodriguez associate who founded Biogenesis, surrendered to the DEA on Tuesday after making a deal to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids between October 2008 and December 2012. Aug 5, 2014 10:28 AM PT

Redskins Owner Buys 'Keep the Name' T-Shirts from Stunned Vendors

Sean Labar, 26, and Shelby Myers, 24, who have been selling “Keep-the Name” T-Shirts in Richmond, Virginia, had the biggest supporter of keeping the "Redskins" name stop at their corner to buy T-shirts this weekend: Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Aug 4, 2014 2:13 PM PT

High-Speed Rail to Go Ahead Without More Funds from Feds

LOS ANGELES -- The battle for California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s “bullet train” is heating up. Brown, undeterred by the possibility of the U.S. House of Representatives blocking federal funding for Brown’s $68 billion bullet train, told the Wall Street Journal last week that he’s still determined to see the train built. Aug 4, 2014 11:16 AM PT

Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

The death of Eric Garner, 43, who died in police custody on Staten Island on July 17, has been ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner. The examiner said a chokehold that compressed Garner’s neck and chest while he was lying on the ground was the cause of death. Aug 4, 2014 8:37 AM PT

Uganda Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

An anti-homosexuality law in Uganda has been struck down by the nation’s constitutional court. The law had instituted penalties for gay relationships that included sentences as long as life in prison for "aggravated homosexuality" and jail sentences of seven years for "aiding and abetting homosexuality." Aug 3, 2014 4:57 PM PT

Bryan Singer Accuser Served with Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit--in Casino Men's Room

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Michael Egan, who filed sex abuse lawsuits against X-Men director Bryan Singer and three others last April, had been evading being served a copy of a lawsuit against him for malicious prosecution, and was finally found in a men’s room of a Las Vegas casino. Egan and Jeff Herman, his attorney, were named in the lawsuit brought by former TV executive Garth Ancier, one of the defendants in Egan’s sex abuse lawsuit. Aug 3, 2014 10:28 AM PT

Local Fox Anchor Arrested for Shoplifting; Fiancé Arrested for Arson

CBS 13 in Sacramento reports that a local news anchor was arrested for theft while in an unrelated case her fiancé was arrested for arson. Fox 40 news anchor Sabrina Rodriguez was arrested and charged with three felony counts of shoplifting while her fiancé, Nicholas Gray, is in jail on drug and arson charges. Aug 3, 2014 10:26 AM PT

Aggressive Coyotes Roaming Burbank

KTLA 5 in Los Angeles is reporting that the city of Burbank is under assault from coyotes coming into residential neighborhoods. Aug 3, 2014 10:16 AM PT

Oakland TV News Crew Robbed for the Second Time

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that KPIX-TV news has been victimized in Oakland again. For the second time in two years, its crew had thieves steal personal items while the crew was conducting a live broadcast. Aug 2, 2014 1:07 PM PT

Feds Force Oyster Factory to Close

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the closing of the century-old Drakes Bay Oyster Company, once called Johnson’s Oyster Farm, prompted quite an emotional reaction from its fans, with hundreds of them mourning its demise Thursday afternoon. The plaintive melody of “Auld Lang Syne” wafted from a bagpiper's pipes as fans brought coolers, lemons, hot sauce, and cold beer to join the wake. Aug 1, 2014 6:53 PM PT


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