FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno officials have approved the purchase of 100 on-body cameras for police officers. The Fresno Bee reports the City Council voted yesterday to spend nearly $160,000 on the cameras and a video storage system. Chief Jerry Dyer says the cameras will record officers' interaction with citizens and improve public trust.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state Senate report finds senior officials overseeing construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge deliberately brushed off concerns about flawed work. The 64-page report was released yesterday, the same day a separate review by an independent panel of engineers found the engineering and design work met safety standards.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Palo Alto police did not file any charges after a man in his 90s drove onto a busy sidewalk near Stanford University yesterday and struck five pedestrians. One of the pedestrians was reported to have major injuries, while the other four pedestrians and the driver had minor injuries. Police believe the man may have accidentally hit the accelerator while parallel parking.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state appellate court has handed a big win to California's high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train. The California 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled the state may resume selling $10 billion in bonds as called for in a 2008 ballot measure approved by voters.
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