View Mobile Site

Bay Area briefs

Text Size: Small Large Medium
POSTED August 7, 2013 9:31 p.m.

1-YEAR-OLD, FATHER SHOT AND KILLED IN OAKLAND: OAKLAND  (AP) — Oakland police say a 1-year-old boy and his 20-year-old father were killed when someone shot into the rear of a home.

The shooting occurred around 2:46 a.m. Wednesday in east Oakland. Police say multiple rounds were fired from outside the back of the home, and there may have been more than one shooter.

The 20-year-old man died at the scene. The baby was pronounced dead at a hospital. Their names have not been released.

Police say there were other children at the home, including another toddler, but they were not hurt.

Police have not identified a motive or made any arrests.

AREA BUS UNION SAYS DEAL REACHED; NO STRIKE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drivers, dispatchers and other workers for a San Francisco Bay Area bus system reached a tentative agreement with their employer late Tuesday, avoiding a strike that threatened to affect hundreds of thousands of commuters, union officials said.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 and the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District struck the deal shortly before midnight, when the union had vowed to go on strike. It gives about 1,800 workers a 9.5 percent raise over the course of the three-year deal, with employees contributing to their medical benefits.

"This agreement protects workers, helps riders, and keep service running," said Yvonne Williams, president of ATU Local 192.

The deal still has to be ratified by the rank-and-file later this month.

"Obviously we're extremely gratified that we could to this point without a disruption in service," said AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson. "It's a credit to both sides that we were able to negotiate without a lot of grandstanding and that certainly helped in our effort to get a contract that both sides can live with."

The bus system serves about 180,000 passengers each weekday in the San Francisco's East Bay region. AC Transit drivers are paid an average salary of $55,000 a year, Johnson said.

 

Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...