Federal officials say many farmers caught in California’s drought will receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.
The San Jose Fire Department is in the hot seat over its failure to meet required response times and a breach of contract could be declared as soon as Tuesday.
Normal service resumed on Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Richmond line after a Tuesday morning fatality caused major delays, a BART spokesman said.
When you call 911, you expect to get connected directly to a dispatcher who can send help your way. People who call for help from cellphones in one Bay Area city said that is not happening.
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The company that provides ambulances services for 14 Santa Clara County cities and its unincorporated areas has been put on notice: the county considers it to be in violation of its contract, and is rethinking the arrangement.
Overworked emergency dispatchers in San Jose are on the brink of getting some relief, with the addition of nearly one dozen new colleagues.
The situation remained dire in Westchester County, New York, where an estimated tens of thousands of people remained without power Tuesday, more than a week after Hurricane Sandy pummeled across much of the East Coast.
San Jose firefighters rescued a man who had become trapped between two buildings at a shopping plaza early Thursday morning, according to San Jose Police.
Firefighters in Eastern Contra Costa County are expressing concern about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Specifically, they fear the closure of a number of the area’s fire stations on Sunday leaves the community particularly vulnerable during a dangerous time.