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Emergency services dispatcher (Getty Images)

‘That’s My House!’ 911 Dispatcher Handles Suspect Pursuit That Leads To Her Own Backyard

A 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.

05/20/2015

A suspect crashed a stolen car in Berkeley. (CBS SF)

Suspect In Wrong-Way Chase Through East Bay Calls 911 To Complain About Chase

A 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.

05/19/2015

Intersection of Brookside and Claremont Avenues. (Google Streetview)

Quick-Thinking Neighbors Outsmart Teen Suspects In Robbery-In-Progress

Some 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.

05/05/2015

Santa Cruz fire

9-Year-Old Antioch Boy Playing With Fireworks Severely Burns Hands

Officers and firefighters responded after getting reports of an explosion and an injured child, as a 911 call from the boy’s mother.

03/26/2015

(NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Dispatchers Ask That Residents Stop Calling 911 When Facebook Goes Down

Following a surprising amount of phone calls to emergency services last night, East Bay dispatchers are requesting that local residents stop calling in to complain about social media networks becoming temporarily unavailable. Claycord.com reports that following a brief […]

01/27/2015

Lake Berryessa

911 Dispatcher Locates Injured Hiker Near Lake Berryessa On Facebook After Call Dropped

An 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.

01/08/2015

James Franco (left) & Seth Rogen (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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.

12/16/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with reporters in the senate subway before sharing a report on the CIA and it's torture methods. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program ‘Far More Brutal’ Than CIA Claimed

American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

12/09/2014

An airport worker wears a protective face mask in the arrivals area of the Los Angeles International Airport as the US announced increased passenger screenings against the Ebola Virus on October 9, 2014.  Five United States airports (although not LAX) will step-up airport screening measures to look for passengers carrying Ebola, as the deadly virus killed a man in Texas and the worldwide toll neared 3,900. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Outbreak Prompts SF 911 Operators To Ask New Questions And Follow New Procedures

If someone calls 911 and they say I’m very sick, I have a high fever, I’m throwing up, that immediately triggers the protocol in the system.

10/16/2014

Police car (Ugurhan Betin)

Two Arrested In Home Invasion, Beating And Robbery Of Elderly El Cerrito Couple

Police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday in connection with a home invasion and severe beating of an elderly couple in El Cerrito last month.

10/15/2014

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