Concord, CA — A 16-year-old boy has died in a Concord bike accident. According to the Mercury News, the cyclist was hit by a pickup truck around 6:51 p.m. on Willow Pass Road at the intersection of Fry Way. The Concord boy died at the scene. His name has not been released. The Fairfield pickup…

Insurer’s former medical director admits he regularly denied coverage to seriously ill people but “never once looked at patients’ medical records himself.” CNN is reporting that California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into health insurance giant Aetna after the company’s former medical director testified under oath he never looked at patients’ records when deciding…

San Rafael, CA — The driver of a Dodge Ram that police allege intentionally hit several Bay Area cyclists in October has been ordered to stand trial. 21-year-old Aaron Michael Paff of Novato is charged with four felony hit-and-run charges. He faces up to five years if convicted. Marin County Superior Court Judge James Chou…

Contra Costa County, CA — Roundup cancer lawsuits pile up. The political tug-of-war over Roundup cancer research rages. And day after day, Latino workers in California’s rich farm country are exposed to higher levels of a chemical their own state says is known to cause cancer. Researchers link Roundup to cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma, B…

MAUI, HI — After a devastating two weeks in January in which three East Bay men drowned off the island of Maui, families of victims are asking authorities to investigate an “unprecedented spike” in one-piece snorkel mask deaths. Two of the East Bay victims were wearing one-piece, full-face snorkel masks when they died. Six other…

SAN JOSE, CA — A cyclist died Saturday morning while riding in the bike lane on Capitol Expressway. San Jose police said 64-year-old Thanh Hoang was struck by a car and killed around 9:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Nieman Boulevard. They said their initial investigation determined that Hoang was in the bike lane…

BERKELEY, CA – One person has died in an AC Transit bus accident this morning. The Berkeley Police Department said that a red sedan traveling south on California Street was struck broadside by an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus traveling west on Ashby Avenue. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. The…

SANTA ROSA, CA — A large dump truck plowed into at least nine other vehicles in Santa Rosa this morning, injuring six people. Two people were reported to be seriously injured. No deaths have been reported. Media reports say the dump truck and six of the other vehicles were on fire. The dump truck accident…

OAKLAND, CA — A bicyclist died Tuesday after a West Oakland big rig accident. The Mercury News reports that Cody Sisson, 23, was riding northbound in the 400 block of Market Street when he was struck by a semi truck turning right onto Fifth Street. Sisson, of Oakland, died later at a hospital. The truck…

MAUI, HI – Three East Bay men have drowned in waters off Maui since Jan. 18, prompting authorities to question the safety of the full face snorkel mask. A 71-year-old Berkeley man died Saturday off Maluaka Beach in Makena. His name has not been released. Earlier this month, a 50-year-old man from Oakland and a…

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