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BART extension to San Jose is moving right along

Bringing BART to San Jose is the biggest, most expensive public works project in the South Bay, with the entire line from Fremont costing $3.2 billion and opening in 2017. 
BART train derails in Concord: Social media reaction
Here's how some reacted after a Bay Area Rapid Transit train that went charging off a platform Friday evening delayed rush-hour riders' commutes 

Concord: Cleanup from BART derailment to last through Saturday
An empty BART train departing the Concord station derailed shortly after 6:20 p.m. Friday, leaving cars strewn across both sets of tracks and the train's lead car hanging off the edge of the elevated rails. A bus bridge has been set up to handle passengers on Saturday. 

BART hiring consultant to probe contract talks
The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is hiring a consultant to investigate its recent round of contentious labor negotiations, which led to two strikes and a contract dispute. 

Report: Video surfaces showing BART police using stun gun on train passenger
BART's independent police auditor is investigating after a video of one of the transit agency's officers using a stun gun on a passenger on a Millbrae-bound train surfaced on YouTube. 

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Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too. 
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.