The widow of a well-known local journalist is poised to receive one of the largest settlements Muni has issued in the past two years.
Today, the agency’s board of directors is expected to discuss in a closed-door session whether to approve a $900,000 payout for the wife of Bill Brand, who died in 2009 after being hit by a train near AT&T Park. Read More
A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way.
The exploding streak was visible over the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California, and there also were reports of a loud boom.
“It looked like a plane crash or rocket,” said Philip Terzian, an amateur astronomer who happened to photograph the meteor while atop a ridge around Palo Alto. Read More
Harold Camping, the Oakland radio preacher whose recent doomsday prediction failed to materialize, has apparently suffered a stroke.Camping had a stroke after his radio program Thursday night and was taken to the hospital, according to an Internet message posted by Charlie Menut, a regional manager for Camping’s multimillion-dollar Christian radio network, Family Radio. Read More