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File photo of the screen of a blackberry phone featuring a page with the adress of the micro-blogging site Twitter website. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Launches Emergency Alerts For Phones

Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.

09/25/2013

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Santa Clara County May Revoke Ambulance Contract Over Slowness

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.

04/29/2013

(CBS)

Help Coming for Overworked San Jose 911 Dispatchers

Overworked emergency dispatchers in San Jose are on the brink of getting some relief, with the addition of nearly one dozen new colleagues.

03/29/2013

Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline

SF Lends Five Emergency Workers To Recovery Effort In New York

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.

11/06/2012

Police and firefighters at a San Jose shopping center.

Man Fleeing Car Crash Trapped Between San Jose Shopping Center Walls

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.

09/06/2012

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Station Closures, Holiday Fireworks Spark Concerns For E. Bay Firefighters

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.

07/02/2012

The Berkeley hills home where man was beaten to death. (CBS)

Ignored 911 Call Turns Fatal In Berkeley; Police Busy With Occupy Protest

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.

02/21/2012

(CBS)

Photographer Hurt At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Construction Site

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.

01/19/2012

An evacuated SFO-bound plane sits on the tarmac at Dulles International outside Washington (CBS)

Supreme Court Justice Among SFO-Bound Plane Evacuees

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.

09/14/2011

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Audits Criticize Oakland’s Handling Of Emergency Service Taxes

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.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

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