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Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan (City of Berkeley)

Berkeley Chief In Spotlight Again After Overtime Search For Son’s Cellphone

Berkeley’s police chief is the subject of criticism again following news that he ordered officers to work overtime in an effort to find his son’s cellphone.


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Closer Look: Shot On Cellphone, ‘Olive’ Poised To Change Film Industry

A newly released independent movie is making headlines and the buzz is not due to star power or studio cash.



Intel Reorganizes For Another Crack At Mobile Market

Chipmaker Intel’s dominance in the personal computer market has not been enough to hold onto revenue as consumers spend more on tablets and smart phones and less on desktops and laptops.


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Feds Say California Ban On Cell Phone Driving Should Be National

Federal accident investigators on Tuesday recommended all 50 states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.


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Cellphones Stolen In 3 Incidents On SF Muni

Three people were robbed of their cellphones on San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicles in separate incidents on Monday, police said.


Demonstrator Tom Comitta pretends to talk on a telephone during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Adopts New Cell Phone Policy In Wake Of Shutdown Flap

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors adopted a new policy Thursday for when cellphone service may be interrupted—an issue that took center stage over the summer when the transit agency cut cell service at several San Francisco stations to stop a planned protest.


Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Spokesman Reassigned In Wake Of Cellphone Shutdown Flap

Longtime Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman Linton Johnson has been removed from that position at the agency.


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SF Agrees To Delay Cellphone Radiation Information Law

A federal judge in San Francisco heard arguments Thursday, but deferred ruling on a bid by a cellphone industry group for a preliminary injunction blocking a city ordinance known as the “Right to Know” law.


A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker (L) tries to move demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Recruits Loyal Riders For Scripted Support At News Conference

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s media-management policies are in the spotlight again following a report in the Bay Citizen that the agency tried to recruit loyal riders and give them a script to read at a press conference ahead of a planned protest on August 11th.


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Gov. Brown Vetoes Fine Boost For California Drivers Using Phone

Gov. Jerry Brown said using a telephone while driving is a bad thing but fines are high enough already.





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