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Crisis

Firefighters on the scene of a hazardous chemical spill at the Radisson Hotel on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

San Francisco Firefighters Teach Class On Twitter, Emergency Tweets

In a major incident, Tweets including pictures or short videos for, “Send #jawsoflife to 3rd & Market” will fly through the Twitterverse along with news of Justin Bieber’s latest arrest, or a Khardashian’s latest booty TwitPic.

03/11/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

San Francisco Taps Local Tech Companies For Crisis Planning Efforts

Crisis planning in San Francisco took a new step on Tuesday with the announcement of a partnership between city government and the growing “sharing economy”.

06/12/2013

City Of Vallejo

Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure Cleanup

Foreclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.

03/13/2012

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Facebook Rolls Out To New Tool To Prevent Suicide

Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help.

12/13/2011

KCBS In Depth: Bay Area Disaster Preparedness

An interview with Thor Paulsen with the Hayward Fire Department about the Bay Area and if residents are prepared for a natural disaster.

11/06/2011

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