In the news on April 28: more swine flu reports; four armed robberies have been reported in the UC Berkeley area; TransLink passes BART tests; and arrests over a fight for… a parking space? We know SF parking is bad, but really, now…


Learning from History’s Mistakes: In 1976, Ford ordered swine flu shots for everyone. Wired
CDC states that U.S. swine flu cases have climbed to 68. Examiner
CDC expects deaths from swine flu. Chron
Governor Schwarzenegger declares state of emergency for California. CBS ABC
Hundreds of NY kids may have swine flu. ABC
Cases of swine flu are confirmed in Marin. ABC
Canceling a vacation because of the swine flu? Expect problems. Consumerist
California sending vets to check pigs. Chron
Socal deaths investigated for swine flu. ABC
Richmond lab to become main facility of testing for swine flu. CBS


The last imprisoned member of the 1970’s Symbionese Liberation Army, James Kilgore, has been allowed to serve his parole in Illinois after his release next month from a California prison. Chron
Santa Clara and Santa Cruz waiting to find out if they have swine flu cases. ABC7

FBI seeking public assistance in identifying man with silver hoop earrings and neck tattoos who is suspected of robbing at least six Bay Areas banks. CBS5

One dead, two injured in Oakland taco truck shooting. CBS5

California Department of Toxic Substances Control will seize lead-tainted kids jewelry. CBS5

Expect protests at SF school board meeting. Chron

Siblings who put developmentally disabled sister in shed are sentenced to six months in prison. Chron

Four armed robberies are reported near UC Berkeley. CBS5

SF identity thief sentenced to 45 months in prison. CBS5

Should MUNI consider getting rid of busstops? SF Streetsblog

Traffic lights in SF’s Presidio National Park? SF Streetsblog

Nurses rally at an Alameda County board of supervisors’ meeting, fearing that a new hospital in Castro Valley will mean the closing of one in San Leandro. ABC7

PG&E have repaired a gas main rupture in Walnut Creek. CBS5

Contractor denies starting 2008 Summit fire. CBS5

Lafayette teen’s murder conviction upheld in appeals court. CBS5

Ever want to fight someone over a parking space? Two men in south SF did and have been arrested for assault for it. ABC7

Salinas rape suspect arrested. CBS5

Three men and a woman are sought in an armed Richmond home invasion. CBS5

Pleasant Hill man stabbed along Contra Costa Canal Trail on Monday afternoon. CBS5

San Mateo fire causes more than $350,000 in damages to a home. CBS5

Police seek public’s help in identifying fatal SF SoMA shooting of James Turner. CBS5

A settlement, approved by Alameda County Superior Court judge, requires California to provide more information to people in institutions about their options to live in their own communities, and assist those who choose to do so. Chron

TransLink passes regional BART tests. Chron

SF City set to close Mirant power plant. Chron

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