Caltrain’s worst week ever; five is the magic word in robberies; City workers just say no to TPS Reports


Brokedown Palace: Bay Area journalists go on trial today in North Korea, and face 10 years in labor camp if convicted. ABC7, CBS5

Actor David Carradine dies under mysterious circumstances, in Thailand. Chronicle


Public hearing will be held today on proposed changes to Caltrain system. Reduction in mid-day runs, increased parking fees, and paying extra to actually ride inside train have been proposed. Chronicle

Second Palo Alto student steps in front of Caltrain, in as many months. Luckily, budget cuts will soon force Caltrain to charge extra for suicide hopefully making it a less attractive possibility. Chronicle

Half Moon Baylout delayed. Puns about Half Moon Baylout not delayed, puns never suffer in a recession, because they’re free! Chronicle

Don’t use Octavia Boulevard as your freeway on-ramp. There is lots of honking and some Chronicle informant named Rusty is watching you. Chronicle

SF 1 Vatican 0: Court upholds government’s right to disagree with religious groups. Chronicle

Gay marriage now legal in New Hampshire. California continues to side with Vatican on this one. Chronicle

Caltrain hit by man. Both sustain only mild injuries. Chronicle


Summer marches on in S.F. with rain and thunderstorms predicted.ABC7

Just how many people does it take to rob a 65-year-old out for an evening stroll? In San Jose that number appears to be five.ABC7

Lower property taxes mean no more schools, but who cares, it’s a recession!ABC7


The Daily Macabre: Oakland Tribune staffer sues City of Oakland for not letting him photograph grisly highway accident. Court sides with Oakland. Someone says something about the First Amendment, and everyone else stops listening, too absorbed by news footage of grisly highway accident. CBS5

Former VP of San Jose company Frye’s Electronics slapped with five lawsuits for embezzling $65 million. Money is alleged to have been used to pay for man’s ‘extravagant lifestyle’ and, you guessed it, gambling! CBS5


City agencies go all Office Space and fail to comply with mandate to create annual efficiency reports. Weekly

Study finds that HIV is bad for the heart, among other things. Weekly


Port of S.F. looks to turn Pier 27 from limousine storage locker into cruise terminal Examiner

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