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POSTED May 28, 2012 1:49 a.m.

• Golden Gate ferries running again after day strike: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate ferries are running again after a one-day strike disrupted service across San Francisco Bay.

Workers represented by the Inlandboatmen’s Union walked off the job Saturday, forcing the cancellation of ferries operated by Golden Gate between Larkspur, Sausalito and San Francisco.

Ferry and union officials say service has resumed after workers returned to work Sunday.

The union’s regional director, Marina Secchitano, says the strike was called after nearly a year of negotiations over workloads and other matters.

Several hours after workers walked off the job, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement saying he was appointing a board to investigate. The governor claimed the day strike had created what he termed “a significant disruption to public transportation services and endangered the public’s health, safety and welfare.”

Secchitano disputed the governor’s claim, referring to the investigation as “an action to try to silence us.”



• Neon lamp left on for 77 years at LA restaurant: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renovation of a landmark Los Angeles restaurant has revealed a neon lamp that has been left on for about 77 years.

The building owner where Clifton’s Cafeteria is located told the Los Angeles Times that the lamp has probably generated more than $17,000 in electrical bills.

Andrew Meiran said the light, which softly illuminated a woodland scene, was found hidden behind a dusty partition at the restaurant known for its forest-inspired decor.

Meiran said the light was believed to be installed in 1935 in a nook in a basement bathroom. The nook was covered over in plastic and plywood when part of the restroom was partitioned off as a storage area.

For some reason, no one disconnected the electricity.



• Police ID cyclist hit by SUV then shot in LA
: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have identified a bicyclist who was shot to death as he lay on the ground after being struck by an SUV.

Officer Karen Rayner says 19-year-old Shaoyan Almazan was declared dead at the scene in Koreatown Saturday afternoon.

Another man who was shot in the hand as he ran away was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. His name was not released.

Rayner says the two men were riding their bikes when the white SUV ran into Almazan, knocking him to the ground. The gunman then got out of the vehicle and shot Almazan several times. The second bicyclist ran away and called for help.

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