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Joan Rivers attends the "The Realistic Joneses" opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Comedian Joan Rivers Dead At Age 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

09/04/2014

(CBS SF)

Ambulance Diverted From East Bay Hospital May Have Cost Man His Life, Family Says

An East Bay family said the decision not to take their relative to a nearby hospital this week was a fatal one. They said Doctors Medical Center had the equipment to save him from cardiac arrest, but the cash-strapped hospital recently stopped accepting ambulance patients.

08/21/2014

Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Target store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CA Supreme Court Rules Large Retailers Not Required To Have Defibrillators

The California Supreme Court has ruled that large retailers aren’t required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

06/23/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Will Seek Injunction To Keep Oakland Girl On Life Support

Christopher Dolan, the lawyer for the family of Jahi McMath, said he’s seeking the order because Children’s Hospital Oakland officials want to remove Jahi from life support soon but haven’t specified a specific time.

12/19/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Oakland Girl May Be Taken Off Life Support After Tonsil Surgery Complications

A 13-year-old Oakland girl could be removed from life support because she’s been declared brain dead after she suffered complications following a routine tonsil-removal procedure, her uncle said Monday.

12/16/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Oakland Teen Declared Brain Dead Days After Routine Tonsil Surgery

Family members of 13-year-old Jahi McMath are holding out hope for a miracle recovery after a routine procedure has left the girl brain dead.

12/16/2013

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

Martinez Suspect Critically Hurt After Police Fire Taser

A man is in critical condition following a struggle with officers in Martinez Wednesday morning.

CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

CPR app, fire department

CPR Smart Phone App Unveiled In San Francisco

San Francisco officials were set to announce a smartphone application that would send alerts to people trained in CPR so they could respond to nearby cardiac emergencies.

03/16/2011

Apple iPhone 3GS

East Bay Fire Officials Unveil iPhone App That Can Save Lives

A groundbreaking iPhone app is aimed at saving lives in the East Bay.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/27/2011

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