Communication

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

An IKEA store in Emeryville, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How Time Spent At IKEA Can Explain Couple’s Communication Problems

Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a clinical psychologist from Southern California, said IKEA can be used to explain the dynamics of a couple’s relationship.

04/23/2015

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Get Ready To Start Dialing ‘415’ Before All Local Numbers

If you’re moving to San Francisco, good luck finding affordable housing, and now a 415 area code.

02/17/2015

US-UGLY-DOG-NEWS-FEED

High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With Humans

Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.

01/26/2015

San Francisco City Hall

Tagalog Certified As Third Language To Be Used In SF City Services Communications

San Francisco has certified Tagalog as a third language that must be used in communicating essential city services, city officials announced Wednesday.

04/02/2014

Police Sirens

Peninsula Congresswoman Celebrates Funding For New Emergency Network

Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo was in San Jose to celebrate the funding of a new national wireless broadband communications network that makes it easier for police and firefighters to talk during emergencies.

04/23/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Officers Again Plagued By Radio Glitch

Problems that have plagued the Oakland Police Department’s radio communications system off and on this year struck again Thursday, preventing officers in the field from talking to one another or dispatchers for about two hours.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

Apple iPhone 3GS

Bay Area Developers Create iPhone App For Crisis Communication

There is now an app available to help with communications during times of crisis.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/03/2011

Oakland Police Officers at the scene of a shooting (CBS)

Oakland Police See Much Needed Radio Upgrade

After months of problems with its radio communications, the Oakland Police Department is rolling out an entirely new system that will make Oakland one of the first Bay Area cities to be interoperable with other agencies.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/30/2011