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BART Unions Strike and a Conversation with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Fri, October 18, 2013

BART Unions Strike After Negotiations Collapse
The breakdown of negotiations between BART management and the workers' unions affects commuters, employers, and businesses across the Bay Area. The BART strike and an ongoing labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers raises questions about the role of unions and whether transit workers should even be banned from striking.

A Conversation With Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye
In her nearly three years as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye has weathered severe state budget cuts, revolt by a band of unhappy lower court judges and controversy over a bloated statewide computer system she inherited from her predecessor. She sat down with senior correspondent Scott Shafer to talk about crime, punishment, how growing up the daughter of Filipino-Portuguese farmworkers affects her view from the bench and what she learned from her years as a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas.

Further Report: State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries 'Two-Tier System'

Vaccine Refusals at Record High in Marin
In Marin County, many health experts are alarmed about a growing trend: a rising number of parents who choose to delay or skip vaccines for highly contagious diseases. County public health officials say the number of vaccinated kindergarteners has dipped so low in many schools that it's only a matter of time before a serious measles outbreak occurs.

Further Report: Health Officials: Marin Parents Opting Out of Vaccines Put Community at Risk


  • Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer
  • Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle columnist
  • Tom Vacar, KTVU consumer editor

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