Daily News Roundup, Monday, March 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
"BART" by Flickr user brendangates. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / resized and cropped

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, curated by KALW news:

BART chased glamorous projects as its core system decayed // SF Chronicle

"Splashy extensions in recent years have taken BART down the Peninsula, deeper into the East Bay and tantalizingly close to Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, its core is falling apart.

Think Candlestick Park is gone forever? Think again

Mar 9, 2016



In September 2015, San Francisco lost one of its iconic symbols—its sports cathedral, Candlestick Park, where the 49ers of the 80’s dominated football, winning 5 super bowls in 14 seasons under Joe Montana and Steve Young.


AP Photo/Cristy Rickard

Livermore gym crash: Pedal error dangerous phenomenon among elderly drivers // Oakland Tribune 

"When an 80-year-old driver slammed her SUV into a Livermore gym Tuesday, killing a woman, it highlighted a dangerous trend involving elderly drivers and raised fresh questions about whether stricter laws or improved technology might save lives now being lost.


Queers - and homophobia - in sports.  In 1975, former 49er David Kopay came out as gay, wrote a bestselling book about it, and rocked the sports world. 37 years later, despite all the gains for gay rights generally, only a handful of major athletes have followed him out of the closet. He’s still an activist and athlete, and the official race starter for this year’s SF FrontRunners Pride Run, June 23 in Golden Gate Park. Kopay shared his story on Out in the Bay.

County officials are struggling to provide mental health care for newly released state prisoners under a new law that transfers responsibility for some convicts from the state to local agencies...

Outside the prisons, a state and federal program designed to expand health care coverage for the uninsured will help counties bring more mental health coverage to adults who need it...