Independent review urged for Bay Bridge fixes
State and local transit authorities are calling for an independent review of proposals to repair the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, whose planned opening date has been jeopardized by recent construction setbacks. - Sacramento Bee
California Guard Firefighting Aircraft Threatened by Cuts
The California National Guard's ability to supply planes and helicopters to fight wildfires in a season already above normal may be jeopardized by automatic federal budget cuts, according to the two-star general who commands the force. - Bloomberg News
Prison Guard Shot in Head While Pumping Gas
Police were investigating the motive behind a shooting at a Colton gas station that left a California state corrections officer in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head and two men in custody. - NBC 4
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