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Customers enter Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, November 5, 2013. (CBS)

Sonoma Fire Agencies Use Graton Casino’s Gambling Profits To Build New Station

Struggling Sonoma County fire agencies will begin to reap the profits from Rohnert Parks’s Graton Resort and Casino in a new deal that will provide greater emergency services.

07/10/2014

911 Dispatcher. (CBS)

Computer Failure Cripples 911 Dispatch System For Brentwood, Antioch Area

A computer failure has crippled the emergency dispatch center for the Brentwood and Antioch area.

07/06/2014

A small plane made an emergency landing near Lawrence Livermore Lab Tuesday evening. (Credit: Richard Westwood)

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Road Near Lawrence Livermore Lab

A plane made an emergency landing Tuesday evening near Lawrence Livermore Lab.

04/15/2014

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Two 10-Year-Olds Honored For Saving Mothers In Medical Emergencies

Two San Francisco 10-year-olds were honored Wednesday for their bravery while making 911 calls in two situations where their mothers had medical emergencies.

04/09/2014

Lyra Kaufman

Parents Defend Sailing With Children After Toddler Rescued By Bay Area Team

A San Diego family with a sick infant stranded on a boat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico safely boarded a U.S. Navy ship Sunday morning as part of a rescue that included a Bay Area-based Air National Guard team.

04/06/2014

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

A portion of the emergency room at San Jose Valley Medical Center is taped off, February 28, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Suspicious Substance Investigation Briefly Shuts Part Of San Jose Valley Medical Center

A San Jose Hazmat team responded to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center emergency room Friday morning after a patient was brought in with an unknown substance on hi clothing.

02/28/2014

An atmospheric water generator is on display at a press briefing outside the county building in San Jose, February 24, 2014. (CBS)

Milpitas Firm’s Device Generates Water From Air; Promoted As Possible Drought Relief

Water officials in Santa Clara County unveiled new technology on Monday that could help alleviate California’s drought by providing emergency drinking water.

02/24/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Federal Agency To California Farmers: ‘No Water For You’

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.

02/21/2014

San Jose Fire Department truck

Slow Response Times Put San Jose Fire Department In Hot Seat

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.

02/04/2014

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