Highway 4 Headlines

  • 2 girls dead after accident involving stolen car suspect

    Two little girls died within days of each other after an auto-theft suspect fleeing from law enforcement allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the vehicle their mother was driving. Laura Cardoza said her 4-year-old niece, Lenexy, loved dressing up as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." The girl pranced around her Antioch home, belting out, "Let it go, let it go," while her 2-year-old sister, Camila, often followed her lead and jumped up and down as the movie played on the...

  • Traffic horror story: Man cited after using Chucky Doll for carpool lane

    A couple of villains tried to beat traffic Thursday afternoon, but only one of them was cited for bad behavior. In one for the books, a man got a ticket Thursday evening for driving in the carpool lane of Highway 4 in Concord with a Chucky Doll. The demon doll, popularized in the Child's Play horror film series, was buckled into the front passenger seat of his blue sedan. A California Highway Patrol officer cited him about 4 p.m. at the Solano Way on-ramp,...

  • Toll hikes plan for Bay Area bridges gets a big boost

    A measure to raise Bay Area bridge tolls took a major step forward Wednesday when a key transportation committee unanimously recommended putting it before voters in June. The Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee unanimously voted in favor of the regional measure, which would increase tolls over six years, with $1 hikes in 2019, 2022 and 2025, if voters in the nine Bay Area counties approve it. The money would go toward three-dozen much-needed regional public...