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Palo Alto's fire department used an emergency alert system to inform residents of a pancake breakfast.  (CBS)

Emergency Alert For Palo Alto Firefighter Pancake Breakfast Draws Complaints

Palo Alto’s top firefighter was defending his department’s use of the county emergency alert system last weekend, to inform residents of a charity pancake breakfast.


San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Fire Chief Declared Deadbeat Divorcee

Another high-ranking San Francisco official looks to be in hot water as a judge has ordered the city to start garnering more than $3,000 a month from the paycheck of Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.


Howard Jordan, Oakland Police

Oakland Police Interim Chief Jordan Staying Put; New Fire Chief Named

Oakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.


Rescuers attend to injured firefighters at the Diamond Heights fire scene. (Susan Bertson)

San Francisco Firefighter Remains Critical; Fallen Colleague Mourned

A San Francisco firefighter is struggling for his life on a ventilator at San Francisco General Hospital after battling a near fatal blaze that claimed one of his colleagues.


San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (SFPD)

Phil Matier: Politics Always Plays Role In Picking SFPD Chief

Politics and policing played a role in San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to elevate San Francisco Police Department veteran Greg Suhr from captain of the Bayview precinct to police chief, according to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier.


Kenneth Waldvogel (Santa Clara County Fire Department)

Santa Clara Fire Chief Draws Salary And Pension

The pending departure of Santa Clara County’s fire chief is sparking some controversy, as critics accuse the chief of “double-dipping,” as he goes into retirement.



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