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Flooding causes severe traffic on busy South Bay freeways

By By Sophie Haigney Flooding prompted a severe traffic alert on southbound Interstate 280 and southbound Highway 87 near San Jose, officials said. “A large pool of water” was first reported just after 4:00 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP issued the traffic alert after the connector ramps were shut down. The right…

ACLU sues ICE for license plate reader contracts, records

By By Sophie Haigney The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records about the agency’s use of license plate reader technology, after ICE apparently failed to turn over records following multiple requests. In December, ICE purchased access to two databases of ALPR data, the complaint reads. One of…

Caldecott Tunnel accident causes major traffic to East Bay

By By Sarah Ravani A two-car accident early Wednesday at the Caldecott Tunnel in Orinda caused major traffic delays during the morning commute, authorities said. A black Ford and black Nissan Maxima collided just before 5:30 a.m. on Highway 24 and shut down all eastbound lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol. The lanes were…