OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A BART station has reopened after a reported bomb threat forced its closure, causing major delays throughout the system during the morning commute. BART says trains began running again at the Coliseum Station in east Oakland at 8:40 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span do not need to be replaced. The bolts and rods were called into question after 32 other bolts cracked last year. But bridge designer Marwan Nader told bridge oversight officials that the other bolts and rods on the span are likely to be more corrosion-resistant than the 32 that failed.
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Lake County is countersuing residents of a subdivision over a landslide last year that damaged numerous homes. County officials say the Lakeport residents and their homeowners' association are to blame for the slide because they failed to maintain their landscaping, vegetation and irrigation system. The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that the homeowners have sued the county, saying a leaking public water system caused the land to give way.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Police in Fresno say a 3-year-old boy was seriously wounded during a gang-related drive-by shooting. The boy was in the living room of a home around 3 p.m. yesterday when the shooting began. Sgt. Mike Smith tells the Fresno Bee the child was shot in the upper leg and is expected to survive.
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