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Updated: June 30, 2014 10:48:22 AM PDT
As Bay Area governments have slashed their work forces in recent years, overtime pay has exploded, with nearly 1,500 public employees adding at least $50,000 in OT to their gross pay last year.  
In starting a fund to support the widow and two young sons of a man killed in a San Jose road-rage shooting, Officer Huan Nguyen never imagined he was starting a movement that would resonate around the world and set a record for generosity.  
Retired manager's pension boosted 22 percent, to $270,240 a year, because of failure to follow new state law and past court rulings. Pending lawsuit affects Contra Costa, Alameda, Merced and Marin counties  
Karl Mondon, Bay Area News Group
Former BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger racked up so much unused vacation time during a 20-year career that she quietly stayed on the public payroll for 19 months after leaving her job, receiving benefits and driving up her pension.