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A small drone is seen flying during a demonstration at the International Drone Expo 2015 at Makuhari Messe on May 21, 2015 in Chiba, Japan.  (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Drone Forces Emergency Transport Helicopter Pilot To Take Evasive Action In Fresno Area

Pilots on board a medical emergency helicopter transporting a patient from the mountains to a hospital had to take evasive action when a drone flew right into their path near Fresno.

08/13/2015

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East Bay Dispatchers Ask That Residents Stop Calling 911 When Facebook Goes Down

Following a surprising amount of phone calls to emergency services last night, East Bay dispatchers are requesting that local residents stop calling in to complain about social media networks becoming temporarily unavailable. Claycord.com reports that following a brief […]

01/27/2015

Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park

Red Flag Fire Warning Issued For Bay Area This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for the North and East Bay hills over the weekend due to predicted hot temperatures, low humidity and strong offshore winds.

10/10/2014

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Grass Fire Burns In East Palo Alto

Firefighters were battling a grass fire in a field behind a Palo Alto residential neighborhood.

06/24/2014

A dog looks from the rear window while the driver fills the car with gas. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Makes Push For Signs Warning Pet Owners Of Danger Inside Hot Cars After SF Mall Incident

A professional dog walker was cited last week for keeping eight dogs in a hot van in San Francisco, prompting an animal rights group to request signs warning dog owners and walkers about the harm of leaving pets inside cars.

06/18/2014

San Jose firefighters battle a house fire on Mossbrook Circle. (CBS)

Eichler Homes Burned In San Jose Inferno Among Bay Area House Designs Susceptible To Fire

A gas-fueled fire in San Jose Monday moved quickly through three homes has highlighted the design risks of certain types of homes, including the Eichler style structures popular in much of the Bay Area.

04/08/2014

This photo taken on January 23, 2011 shows wild ducks flying around a bird sanctuary in the town of Candaba, Pampanga province, north of Manila. The number of birds flying south to important wintering grounds in the Philippines has fallen sharply this year, with experts saying the dramatic demise of wetlands and hunting are to blame. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bird-Safe Building Becoming A Priority For Bay Area Businesses

A look at planned building projects in San Francisco indicates glass filled structures are a big part of the city’s future. So what is being done to protect the birds from the city to the South Bay?

03/25/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.

02/20/2014

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Oakland Police Warn Residents Against Fireworks, Gunshots On New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve approaching, Oakland police are warning residents that firing guns or fireworks into the air is illegal and highly dangerous.

12/30/2013

Thousands of lightning strikes hit the Bay Area Monday night. (Courtesy: Laura Agostini)

Thousands Of Lightning Strikes Hit Bay Area

Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.

08/20/2013

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