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Lawsuit: California transit agency failed to stop gunman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One year after a problem employee shot and killed nine coworkers in a rampage at a light rail yard, the family of one of the victims filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging negligence and wrongful death by the Northern California transportation agency, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and a private security firm by failing to address the gunman’s history of violent threats or provide adequate security.
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Against backdrop of another mass shooting, Santa Clara Co. pursues ghost gun ordinance

SANTA CLARA COUNTY officials discussed prohibiting unserialized firearms and measures to reduce gun violence locally as a mass shooting unfolded in Texas. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered its legal representative to come up with recommendations for an ordinance banning ghost guns—non-serialized firearms that can be assembled from parts or through 3D printers, making them difficult to trace.
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Family of slain VTA employee sues transit agency for failing to stop gunman

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) - The family of a Santa Clara Valley Transit Agency (VTA) employee killed in a mass shooting last year announced Thursday they are suing the transit agency and other groups for failing to address issues with the shooter, who was also a VTA employee.One year after 57-year-old Samuel James Cassidy shot and killed nine coworkers in a rampage at a light rail yard, the family of slain employee Lars Kepler Lane filed a lawsuit alleging negligence and wrongful death by the VTA, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and a private security firm by failing...
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San Jose VTA faces lawsuit from family of shooting victim

One year after a disgruntled worker killed nine colleagues at the VTA rail yard in downtown San Jose, the family of one victim is suing for negligence. The family of Lars Kepler Lane filed a lawsuit Thursday against VTA, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and Universal Protection Service, VTA’s private security contractor. The suit, filed in... The post San Jose VTA faces lawsuit from family of shooting victim appeared first on San José Spotlight.
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Families of those killed in VTA mass shooting sues sheriff, transit agency

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Exactly one year after nine Valley Transportation Authority employees were killed, the families of those killed in the VTA shooting have filed wrongful death suits, alleging that the people in charge did not adequately do enough to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history.
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Decade of violations documented at Silicon Valley cement plant

A controversial Santa Clara County cement plant has accumulated more than 2,100 violations from different regulatory agencies over the past decade, according to a new report. Supervisor Joe Simitian recently announced the county has compiled the first comprehensive list of all local, state and federal violations that took place at the Lehigh Southwest Cement property between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2021. The company was fined more than $12.7 million over the past decade for alleged violations, including the discharging of wastewater and excess emissions that increased air pollution.
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San Jose church faces lawsuit over fatal 2020 stabbing

Two people are suing a local church and its associated homeless shelter in downtown San Jose over a 2020 stabbing that killed two residents and injured three others. The lawsuit, filed last week in Santa Clara County Superior Court, comes from a survivor and a widow of one of the deceased. The duo, represented by San Francisco-based attorney Rafael Crespo Jr., claims the organizations are responsible for the stabbing, as they should had evicted the attacker for his known violent behavior before the incident.
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Lawsuit: VTA Failed to Stop Rail Yard Shooting Gunman

One year after a problem employee shot and killed nine coworkers in a rampage at a Valley Transportation Authority rail yard, the family of one of the victims filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging negligence and wrongful death by the transportation agency, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and a private security firm by failing to address the gunman’s history of violent threats or provide adequate security.
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California and Valley Water to Restrict Water Use June 1

State and local agencies gave water users across drought-stricken California one week’s notice before new, in some cases unprecedented, water restrictions take effect. On the same day, May 24, that the State Water Resources Control Board and the Santa Clara Valley Water District adopted tough restrictions on water use, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor adopted its own strongly worded statement encouraging compliance with the new regulations, as California grapples with a new normal climate that’s drier and hotter – with even greater wildfire risks in the months ahead.
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1 Year Later: Remembering VTA Yard Shooting Victims

Pain and anguish were felt Thursday as the Bay Area honored the victims killed one year ago during the mass shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority rail yard in San Jose. VTA employees gathered at the yard in a private ceremony to pay tribute to the workers killed. A public...
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