Yelp Inc. said Thursday that some businesses go to “extreme lengths” to boost positive reviews. This includes paying people to write them.
Eight years ago, an East Bay scientist discovered something amazing about dogs. So he got right to work: this week’s Jefferson Award winner founded a non-profit to use this special canine skill to help people.
San Francisco police increased patrols at synagogues and Jewish schools in the city Monday after a deadly shooting at a Jewish school in France.
Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.
BART stations had increased security and were on a high-risk alert Monday as a precaution against retaliation attacks following the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday, a BART spokesman said.
Police have issued a school alert after a suspicious man in a van attempted to make contact with a 9-year-old Petaluma girl near Grant Elementary School.
East Palo Alto residents received an emergency evacuation alert Tuesday, but the telephone message was sent in error, San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services officials said.