911 Mobile Dispatch App Now Live In Oakland, But For A FeeA controversial new mobile app now live in Oakland connects 911 callers directly to Oakland police dispatchers, for a fee.
'Butt Dials' Make Up A Third Of San Francisco's 911 CallsButt dialing sounds like a comical mishap, but they make up about a third of the calls made to San Francisco’s emergency dispatchers, causing a serious problem.
San Francisco Firefighters Swamped With Non-Emergency Medical CallsA San Francisco firefighters are among the busiest in the country, but their emergency calls are most often not emergencies at all.
Malfunction Cuts Lake Berryessa Residents Off From 911 ServiceThe Napa County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of Lake Berryessa of a malfunction in the 911 system.
Could BART Finally Reopen Its Bathrooms At Underground Stations?The bathroom at the 10 stations have been closed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
'That's My House!' 911 Dispatcher Handles Suspect Pursuit That Leads To Her Own BackyardA Contra Costa County dispatcher handling a suspect pursuit last week found herself dispatching calls to her own home in Oakley, according to the sheriff's office.
Suspect In Wrong-Way Chase Through East Bay Calls 911 To Complain About ChaseA man leading police on a chase while driving the wrong way on Highway 4 through the East Bay called 911 operators to complain about being chased.
Quick-Thinking Neighbors Outsmart Teen Suspects In Robbery-In-ProgressSome quick-witted neighbors in Berkeley's Elmwood neighborhood foiled a strong-arm robbery in progress with a bold plan straight out of an action movie.
9-Year-Old Antioch Boy Playing With Fireworks Severely Burns HandsOfficers and firefighters responded after getting reports of an explosion and an injured child, as a 911 call from the boy's mother.
East Bay Dispatchers Ask That Residents Stop Calling 911 When Facebook Goes Down
911 Dispatcher Locates Injured Hiker Near Lake Berryessa On Facebook After Call DroppedAn emergency dispatcher in training used Facebook to locate a hiker critically injured after falling a 150 feet down a cliff while hiking near Lake Berryessa last weekend.
Sony Pictures Cancels Christmas Day Release Of ‘The Interview’Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including about 8,000 emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.