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Oakland’s Police Chief Asks For Public Input On Safety Needs

Crime and violence are words that have become synonymous with the city of Oakland, but the police chief said that he is working to change that by asking the community to help police.

03/20/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

San Jose Likely To Reopen Shuttered Libraries

The San Jose City Council is expected to approve a recommendation Tuesday by the mayor to open new libraries. The suggestion would target libraries that have already been built, but have been shuttered because of budget cuts.

03/20/2012

Photo Credit: Mi Pueblo

San Jose’s Mi Pueblo Scholarship Program Helping Workers Graduate College

Mi Pueblo awarded 35 employees with hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships .

03/18/2012

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Bay Area Mom-And-Pop Shops See Boost In Holiday Shopping Season

This holiday season, calls to “shop locally” have been heeded by Bay Area shoppers. Many small retailers are seeing a boost in business.

12/22/2011

BART Police

BART Police Officers To Participate In Oakland Community Clean Up Day

BART police officers are expected to participate in a community cleanup day and attend a block party in Oakland’s Fruitvale District Saturday.

10/15/2011

Teray Frederick

Jefferson Awards: Helping East Bay Families In Need

Teray Frederick has transformed her Hayward home into a headquarters for giving. As her two daughters neared adulthood, she made a new commitment to serve her community.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

Children handle an assault rifle at a community festival in Santa Rosa. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Kids Handling Guns At Santa Rosa Festival Prompts Criticism

A display by a police Special Weapons and Tactics team at a community event in Santa Rosa has prompted criticism and discussion over the appropriateness of allowing children to handle guns.

CBS San Francisco–08/17/2011

Proposed CPMC Van Ness & Geary Hospital (San Francisco Planning Department)

San Francisco Hospital Offers $1.1 Billion In Community Benefits For Expansion Approval

California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has offered a $1.1 billion community benefits plan for the city in exchange for approval of an expansion plan.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/06/2011

Broken Glass, window, burglary, generic, crime scene

San Jose To Address Violence At Gang Prevention Task Force Meeting

2011 got off to a violent start in San Jose, with six murders within the first few weeks of January.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/21/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Homicide Rate Continues Steady Decline

Despite recent headlines, the homicide rate in Oakland dropped in 2010 for the fourth year in a row. There were 95 murders in Oakland last year – 15 fewer than in 2009.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/03/2011

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