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Mill Valley is a city located in Marin County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,600. It is about 10 minutes north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the hometown of rock stars Huey Lewis, Jeff Watson, Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Kathleen... (More Info and Source) Mill Valley Real Estate

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Cal/OSHA to cite BART in deaths of two workers in Walnut Creek

KTVU has learned that BART will be cited by Cal/OSHA for three willful and serious violations in the deaths of two BART workers on tracks in Walnut Creek last October.

The two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers -- 58-year-old Christopher Sheppard and 66-year-old Laurence Daniels -- were killed in the October 19 track accident while inspecting a dip in the tracks between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill BART stations.

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff-Coroner said the two men both died from multiple blunt force injuries in the accident.

At the time of their deaths, BART was using a controversial safety procedure known as "simple approval," in which track employees were responsible for their own safety and required workers to clear the track in 15 seconds if a train approached.

BART has since eliminated the practice.

Following that revelation, in December the NTSB urged "redundant" safety measures for rail workers, such as implementing a safety monitoring system known as positive train control, secondary warning devices or the use of a shunt that workers attach to rails to send a stop signal to approaching trains, according to a statement from the safety board.

The NTSB also urged Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff to require transit agencies to review safety procedures and eliminate practices that rely solely on the track worker to protect themselves from an oncoming train.

"Having redundant protection measures in place for track workers is not only a best practice but common sense," NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman said. "A positive safety culture is not a solo act -- everyone needs to look out for each other."

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:02 -0700

Foundation makes boy's super hero dream come true

Batkid took over San Franciso, now Iron Max is protecting Colorado.

Max Vertin has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which causes progressively worse muscular degneration. 

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His dream with Make-A-Wish Foundation was to fly like his favorite superhero, Iron Man. 

Huffington Post reported Max turned into his alter ego Iron Max as he put on the costume and flew, or rather floated, in an indoor skydiving facility in Colorado.  He floated in 100 mph winds.

Vertin's brothers also have the condition.  The Muscular Dystrophy Association said until recently, the condition was fatal by the teenaged years in most cases.  Health advances now push survival into the 30s, while some patients have lived into their 40s and 50s. 

According to the New York Daily News, doctors said Max will be in a wheelchair by the time he turns 9.  He is 8 years old and has been measured for his first wheelchair. 

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:05:29 -0700

San Jose police investigating baby found dead in car

Police in San Jose are investigating the death of a nine-month-old baby boy whose father apparently forgot the infant in his car seat and found him unconscious in his parked car Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

At approximately 7:14 p.m., the San Jose Police Department received a report of an unresponsive infant in a vehicle in the 3700 block of Payne Avenue. Upon arrival officers located the infant who was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police determined the father and the infant arrived at his workplace earlier in the day. He was supposed to drop off the infant at the babysitter's house before he went to work, but forgot.

He parked his vehicle on the street with the infant strapped in his car seat and went to his workplace. The father found the baby unconscious in the vehicle after finishing his work day.

The San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  No arrests have been made pending review by Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:05 -0700

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