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  • Central Valley farm groups threaten to sue over bullet train plan

     
    State bullet train officials set the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming interests by approving the environmental review for an initial section of track to be built from Merced to Fresno....
  • U.S. attorney blasts wildfire proposal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal includes a provision that would limit legal liability for causing wildfires, a clause that the U.S. attorney in Sacramento on Thursday blasted as a “fairly cynical attempt” to benefit the powerful...
  • Ex-Marine says tattoo with general's tough words got him fired

     
    A former Marine claims he got fired from his civilian job as a railroad conductor because he has a tattoo on his arm with the tough words uttered by a Marine general during the early part of the Iraq war....
  • Metrolink's commitment to safety reforms comes under scrutiny

    Within weeks of a commuter rail disaster in Chatsworth last fall, Metrolink engineers twice did the same thing that is suspected to have led to the deadly head-on collision with a freight train: They ran through red signal lights warning them to stop,...
  • 10-car cargo train derails in Gurnee

    10-car cargo train derails in Gurnee
    No injuries were reported this morning in the derailment in Gurnee of a train carrying lumber, steel and railroad track rail, a spokesman for the railroad said. The incident happened about 10:15 a.m. on a stretch of track between Grandville Avenue and...
  • Commission OKs Costco in Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach is one step closer to getting its first Costco after it received the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission. The commission unanimously approved a 154,113-square-foot store to be built alongside a four-story building with...
  • City reverses stance on car-crash fees

    The Huntington Beach City Council this week voted to revoke the portion of a recent ordinance that sticks out-of-town drivers with the bill for emergency services if they cause a car accident in Surf City. The council voted 4 to 1, with Councilman...
  • Senator pushes for train safety

    The safety train stopped Monday at George Washington Elementary School in Burbank as state Sen. Carol Liu (D-Glendale) and others came to the campus to tout the importance of reducing fatalities along railroad tracks. "Unfortunately, California leads...
  • Reporter's Notebook: The man, the myth, the judge

    NEWPORT BEACH — There was some downright bawdy history being bantered about last week inside the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom in the Balboa Pavillion. And it was brought to you by some of the people who know Balboa the best: men and...
  • Transportation center nears construction

    Transportation center nears construction
    Bob Hope Airport officials are ready to submit to federal authorities a key environmental assessment of plans for a new $130-million transportation center. The center will connect to the nearby train station, upgrade rental car facilities and generate...
  • The stories of two Pullman porters

     
    Ann M. Simmons wrote a moving article July 5 about Lee Wesley Gibson, who at 100 was believed to be the oldest living Pullman porter -- one of the uniformed railway men who served first-class passengers in a train’s luxurious......