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POSTED March 12, 2012 7:36 p.m.

PayPal executive killed by Caltrain in Menlo Park

MENLO PARK  (AP) — An executive with the PayPal online payment service has been struck and killed by a commuter train in Northern California.

San Mateo County coroner's investigators on Sunday identified the victim as 39-year-old Eric Salvatierra of Palo Alto.

The San Francisco Chronicle says Salvatierra was killed by a Caltrain on Friday morning in Menlo Park.

Commuter rail officials say he was standing on the tracks when he was hit by a northbound train. The death is being investigated.

Salvatierra was a vice president of online payment service PayPal, where he's worked for about five years.

Bicyclist pleads guilty in death of SF pedestrian

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bicyclist charged with fatally hitting woman in a San Francisco crosswalk last year has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Randolph Ang was sentenced to three years' probation, 500 hours of community service and has agreed to pay victim Dionette Cherney's family $15,375 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Ang ran a red light on his bicycle and hit the 68-year-old Cherney while she was crossing a street along the Embarcadero in July.

Cherney, who was visiting from Washington, D.C., died of head injuries nearly a month later.

Prosecutors charged Ang with a misdemeanor because investigators determined that he did not deliberately hit Cherney and that there was no gross negligence.

Prosecutors struck the deal with Ang after Cherney's husband did not want Ang to serve a maximum one year sentence in county jail.

13-year-old girl wounded in Oakland shooting

OAKLAND (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is recovering from injuries she suffered in an early morning shooting in Oakland following another incident that left two men hurt.

Oakland police say the girl was likely an innocent bystander when she was struck around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

She was taken to a hospital with what KGO-TV reported was a gunshot wound to her forearm. She is expected to survive.

Two men were wounded in a shooting at an apartment building around 11 p.m. Sunday. Police say one man was outside the building and another man inside the building. Authorities said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police have not said whether they believe the shootings in East Oakland were related. No arrests have been made.

Woman swept away ID’d as Sunnyvale visitor

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The body believed to be that of a hiker swept out to sea while trying to cross a stream on Kauai has been identified as a woman visiting from California.

Sansan Sheng of Sunnyvale,   was pulled from the ocean after her body was spotted by a tour boat Sunday. Her body was recovered the day after witnesses reported a person trying to cross a stream was swept away by strong currents during foul weather.

Kauai County officials say the 58-year-old woman was traveling alone and had been scheduled to attend a conference on the island later this week.

Her family has been notified and an autopsy will be conducted.


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