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POSTED June 25, 2014 9:35 p.m.

• SUBWAY PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The construction of a $1.6 billion subway through San Francisco’s Chinatown has reached a milestone. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that crews finished digging the tunnel for the Central Subway earlier this month. John Funghi, the subway’s project manager, says the excavation was completed on time and within budget. The 1.7-mile subway will connect the city’s South of Market and North Beach neighborhoods. Next up is station construction and the installation of tracks, overhead wires and electronic systems. Train service through the tunnel is expected to start in 2019.

• FIRE ERUPTS AT KNOTT’S BERRY: BUENA PARK (AP) — Orange County authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that gutted a Johnny Rockets restaurant and two other concessions at Knott’s Berry Farm. Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi says the blaze was reported around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday in a structure that houses the restaurant, a laser tag area and an arcade. He says the fire apparently began as a result of a welder’s torch during work inside the building. Several construction workers were inside at the time but all escaped without injury. Concialdi says damages are estimated at about $170,000.

• MAN CLAIMS WINNING LOTTO TICKET: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who bought a winning, $70 million lottery ticket in San Francisco has stepped forward to claim his prize. California Lottery officials identified the winner as 41-year-old Eurico Chin. They say Chin bought the ticket on a whim at a Safeway in the city’s Sunset District while out walking last month. His ticket matched all six winning numbers for the SuperLotto Plus jackpot. Chin learned he had won the day after the May 24 draw. He plans to invest most of his money. He is currently not working, but says he will probably retire now.

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