Huge clouds of black smoke from a fire burning at the Chevron refinery in Richmond can be seen from across the bay. (CBS)

County Emergency System Scrutinized Following Richmond Refinery Fire

Several residents said they never received a call about a shelter-in-place following Monday’s fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Oakland Police Inundated With 911 Calls, Unable To Respond To All

Oakland police said they received so many calls for service Friday evening that they were unable to respond to all the calls.


Facebook video chat

Facebook Rolls Out Video Chat Feature Powered By Skype

Quick on the heels of Google’s launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook is rolling out video calls. It’s powered by Internet phone company Skype.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011


Wait Times Drop For California 911 Cellular Calls

Wait times are dropping and more Californians placing 911 cellular telephone calls are getting through to operators.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010