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KCBS Animal Update: The Health Benefits Of Having Pets

Many companies have begun to allow pets into the workplace. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA explains why she thinks this is a win-win policy.

08/05/2013

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Dealing With Mental Illness In Our Homes, An Expert Weighs In

Dr. David Tolin from the Institute of Living dispels some common myths about mental illness.

06/12/2013

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Ex-Santa Clara County Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Misuse Of Funds

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to a host of criminal charges, including the misuse of tens of thousands of dollars of campaign and taxpayer funds.

03/18/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: SF General Hospital Reaches Out To LGBT Youth

The hospital has created a video as part of the national “It Gets Better Project” aimed at helping LGBT youth who are dealing with bullying or depression.

07/25/2012

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Vacaville Police Thwart Attempted Suicide

Vacaville police thwarted a suicide attempt by convincing a woman who was threatening to kill herself by jumping off an Interstate Highway 80 overpass Thursday night to come down.

CBS San Francisco–08/21/2011

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Ex-California Fire Marshal To Investigate Alameda Drowning

The city of Alameda has chosen a former state fire marshal to conduct an independent review of the drowning of a suicidal man at Crown Beach on Memorial Day.

CBS San Francisco–06/29/2011

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Man Who Killed Himself Off Crown Beach Was Hospitalized For Depression

Autopsy results were completed Thursday for the 52-year-old Alameda man who killed himself in San Francisco Bay on Monday. However, it could take four to six weeks for the toxicology report.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/02/2011

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Dad Of Dead Tracy Soldier Urges Army To Help Troops Fight Depression

The father of a soldier from Tracy, who apparently took his own life on a military base in Afghanistan, wants the military to do more to help returning vets cope with the atrocities they see in war.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/03/2011