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BART’s first police auditor invites public to forum Tuesday

BART’s first independent police auditor invites the public to a forum on the new civilian review of BART police at a forum 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Oakland. The venue is the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Mary Morris Room, 8501 International Blvd. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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San Francisco D.A. clears BART cop in fatal shooting of homeless man

A BART police officer will not be changed with any crime for fatally shooting a a knife-wielding homeless man in the San Francisco Civic Center station last July because the officer was acting in self defense, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has decided. The announcement means no criminal trial will result from the death of Charles Hill, whose shooting touched off protests against the transit agency. But a civil lawsuit against BART will continue. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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BART going to the dogs? Search drill at PH station

The Pleasant Hill BART station will have some unusual four-legged visitors Monday night: search and rescue dogs practicing their skills in a drill. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012
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Franklin of BART board to run for Oakland city council

BART Director Bob Franklin announced he’s running for Oakland City Council in November – a decision forcing him not to defend his BART seat in the same fall election.

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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012
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McPartland elected BART board president for the next year

BART Director John McPartland of Castro Valley was elected the BART Board president Thursday. He will hold the rotating position for a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Federal civil trial begins Monday in Mehserle case over use of force at BART station

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer convicted of involuntary manslaughter for killing Oscar Grant in 2009, is back in the news as a federal civil trial begins Monday in San Francisco into allegations that he and four other BART police officers used excessive force in roughing up a train rider. The confrontation occurred at the BART Coliseum station in November 2008, seven weeks before Mehserle’s shooting of an unarmed Grant was caught on video and sent around the world via the Internet. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011
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BART trains to stop for one minute in Great Shakeout

All BART trains will stop for one minute at 10:21 a.m. Thursday as part of the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake preparedness event. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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Gov. signs BART safety bill, vetoes red light camera, bike safety bills

California bike safety advocates and critics of cameras that catch red-light runners were disappointed by the governor’s vetoes, but BART officials are pleased he signed a transit safety bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011
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Where’s Linton: BART’s versatile spokesman still not back

Linton Johnson, the all-purpose public voice of BART,  remains on leave more than a month since his public relations war with protesters put him even more under the spotlightRead the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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BART, AC Transit to redraw ward maps for electing board members

The BART and AC Transit board are ramping up efforts to redraw  boundaries of political districts from which the directors are elected. An AC Transit board committee meets a 4 p.m Tuesday in Oakland discuss the options. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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