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Berkeley Bans Use Of Drones By Police, But Authorizes Fire Department For Disaster Response

The Berkeley City Council has voted to impose a one-year moratorium on the use of drones by the city’s Police Department but authorized the fire department to use them for disaster response purposes.

02/25/2015

His family says 6-year-old Rhett Krawitt's immune system can't handle a measles vaccine so he needs his schoolmates at Reed Elementary in Tiburon to be immunized. (CBS)

Marin Dad, 21,000 Petition Signatures Head To Sacramento To Demand Mandatory Measles Vaccines

A Marin is among parents due to deliver more than 21,000 signatures demanding the mandatory measles vaccines in California public schools.

02/25/2015

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry with Bo and Sunny, President Obama and his family's dogs. (Nothing But Nets)

Warriors Star Stephen Curry Speaks At White House In Support Of President Obama’s Malaria Initiative

Curry was there in support of the United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets campaign, which aims to save lives by preventing malaria

02/25/2015

A cellphone surveillance device similar to a "Stingray" that is used by law enforcement. (CBS)

Santa Clara Supes Approve Controversial Cellphone Tracking Device Known As ‘Stingray’

The Stingray can highjack any phone within its radius. The mobile device is fooled into thinking Stingray is the wireless carrier.

02/25/2015

Police Face-off

Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

de Young Museum in San Francisco

San Francisco Museum Employees Protest Use Of Thumbprints To Clock In-And-Out Of Work

San Francisco city employees working at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums rallied at City Hall Tuesday to protest use of their thumbprints in biometric authorization, voicing concerns that a cyber hack could irretrievably comprise their personal information.

02/24/2015

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART Strikes

A Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.

02/24/2015

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Typo In Siemens’ High-Speed Rail Display At State Capitol?

California’s High-Speed Rail Authority will soon award a massive contract to one of at least 10 bidders who want to build the new bullet train from San Francisco (or Sacramento) to Southern California. If Siemens gets the job, though, they may want to subcontract with a painter to handle the lettering.

02/24/2015

Plastic grocery bags are piled into a grocery cart. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Referendum On California’s Plastic-Bag Ban On 2016 Ballot

The secretary of state’s office says a referendum seeking to repeal California’s statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.

02/24/2015

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Anti-LGBT Christian Group Lists 6 Bay Area Groups On ‘Bigotry Map’

The fundamental anti-LGBT Christian group American Family Association (AFA) is taking a stab at its nemeses by placing them on a new interactive “Bigotry Map.”

02/24/2015

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