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Raiderette Sues Team; Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans; Driver Survives 300-foot Plunge Down Cliff

Plus, a Pleasanton man with a bike killed by a train was among the top Patch stories around the greater Bay Area on Wednesday.

The Fairfield-based makers of Jelly Belly jelly beans introduced what may be the world's first beer-flavored jelly bean. Photo: screen grab of Jelly Belly YouTube video, http://bit.ly/1mJqWzs
The Fairfield-based makers of Jelly Belly jelly beans introduced what may be the world's first beer-flavored jelly bean. Photo: screen grab of Jelly Belly YouTube video, http://bit.ly/1mJqWzs

By Genevieve Bookwalter

Welcome to Wednesday’s Northern California Patch daily roundup.

Today’s big news comes from Alameda Patch, with a story about an Oakland Raiderette suing the team. From the story:

“A member of the Oakland Raiderettes cheerleading squad sued the football team in Alameda County Superior Court today (Wednesday), alleging that the club is in "flagrant violation" of an array of California wage and employment laws.”

“The Raiderette, identified in the lawsuit as Lacy T., claims the Oakland Raiders club doesn't pay the cheerleaders for all the time they spend working, withholds pay until the end of the season, and forces them to pay some of their own business expenses.”

“[Editor's note: the San Francisco Chronicle has identified Lacy T. as a 27-year-old Alameda resident. You may read the complete Chronicle article here.]”

“The lawsuit seeks to be certified as a class action on behalf of all present and former Raiderettes who cheered for the team since 2010.”

Other top stories around greater Bay Area Patch sites include:

Would You Eat a Beer-Flavored Jelly Bean?

Update: CHP Helicopter Responds to Report of Car Down a Cliff in Pacifica

Man Killed After Being Struck by ACE Train

Mavericks Invitational to Air Live on National TV For First Time Ever

Update: Man Killed in Hwy 17 Crash Near Los Gatos

Stopped at 4am, Fairfield Pair Arrested With Stolen Goods in Car

Belmont K-9 Officer Tracks, Locates Despondent Woman

Healdsburg Makes Water Restrictions Mandatory

Josh SF January 27, 2014 at 02:03 PM
This HAS TO CHANGE. The number of laws the NFL is breaking is INSANE. Stand up for fair pay! No way these women should be paid under the legal limit and have their pay withheld for the entire year! Outrageous! http://levyvinick.com/cases.php

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