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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.
Berkeley police acknowledge they didn’t immediately respond to a call in the hills that would eventually result in last Saturday’s homicide, because they were planning for an Occupy protest headed to UC Berkeley.
A photographer snapping pictures for engineering company at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center wound up admitted to the hospital’s emergency room Thursday after she suffered a fall while working at a new wing under construction.
Three people were injured Wednesday when a United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco had to be evacuated on the taxiway at Washington Dulles International Airport because of engine problems, a Dulles airport spokeswoman said.
Oakland has been improperly increasing parcel taxes for two emergency service programs for the past 10 years even though they have large unspent balances, City Auditor Courtney Ruby said.