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Blood Donations Urgently Needed Due To Severe Weather, Red Cross Says

Severe weather that forced the cancellation of blood drives across the country has the American Red Cross issuing an urgent request for blood and platelet donors, Red Cross officials said.

03/16/2015

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Pit Bull Rescued, 3 Residents Displaced In SF House Fire

A pit bull was saved in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco’s Silver Terrace neighborhood Saturday morning that displaced three residents.

01/17/2015

A damaged building is seen in Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In The Bay Area

It is never too soon to prepare for a disaster. Fortunately, San Francisco Bay Area emergency preparedness resources offer numerous opportunities to plan ahead for disasters or emergencies of any kind.

01/16/2015

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Residents Displaced, Homes Damaged When 16-Inch Water Main Breaks In Oakland’s Glenview District

About 20 EBMUD customers were without water service due to a water main break Sunday morning that resulted in property damage in Oakland’s Glenview district.

12/14/2014

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American Red Cross Opens More Shelters After Strong Storm Pounds Bay Area

The American Red Cross has opened four emergency shelters in the Greater Bay Area to assist people affected by a storm that is making its way through the Bay Area.

12/12/2014

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New Report Casts Doubt On Red Cross’ Claims About How Donation Money Is Spent

The American Red Cross has repeatedly touted that 91 cents out of every dollar donated is used to help those in need. But a new report from the independent, non-profit news group ProPublica shows those numbers are very misleading.

12/04/2014

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Fire At 3-Story Victorian Home In Berkeley Displaces 7

Fire crews extinguished a fire at a Victorian home in Berkeley Monday morning that displaced at least seven residents.

11/17/2014

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Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

A U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

11/14/2014

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Dog Killed In Alameda Fire Started By Unattended Stove

A Sunday structure fire in Alameda displaced four families, injured a firefighter and killed a dog.

09/08/2014

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Napa Quake Damage Estimated At $300 Million, Vintners Chip In $10 Million

Napa officials said this morning the initial estimate of damage from Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake to privately owned homes and commercial properties in the city is $300 million.

08/27/2014

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