Saturday, October 19, 2013
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Police from the San Francisco Bay Area's rapid transit system say two employees performing maintenance have been struck and killed by a train. BART Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow confirmed the deaths at a track in Walnut Creek to the Contra Costa Times. It was unclear how the accident occurred. Some managers are moving trains as BART workers continue to strike.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been booked into jail and released on charges of false imprisonment and battery. A San Diego County Sheriff's spokesman says Filner arrived just after 7 a.m. at a jail and was released less than two hours later. The Democrat pleaded guilty this week to putting a woman in a headlock and forcibly kissing and grabbing two others.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — New University of California President Janet Napolitano says she will work to keep tuition costs from rising beyond the reach of families. The former Homeland Security chief spoke yesterday at University of California-Santa Cruz as part of her system-wide tour of campuses. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports Napolitano says officials are working to ensure tuitionremains affordable.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to a new report, the University of California, Los Angeles has not properly investigated an increasing number of complaints of racial bias among faculty. The Los Angeles Times reports that an internal review commissioned by the school found claims of discrimination rarely resulted in any punishment. Chancellor Gene D. Block says he would appoint a campus discrimination officer.