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Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Program Helps Public Servants Forgive Student Loans

College debt means dreams delayed for many graduates. A little-known program could help many former students get off the hook for their debts.

09/16/2013

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Is San Francisco Prepared For Disaster While The Bay Bridge Is Closed?

Many of San Francisco’s first responders including police, fire, and other emergency personnel live in the East Bay. So what would the city do if disaster were to strike while the Bay Bridge is closed?

08/29/2013

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Offers First Responders Up To $100K In Down Payment Assistance

San Francisco’s first responders will be eligible to receive up to $100,000 in assistance for a down payment on a home through a program launched Tuesday by city officials.

07/30/2013

Ye Meng Yuan (left) and Wang Lin Jia were killed when Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. (CBS)

Families Of 3 Teens Killed On Asiana Flight 214 Hire Attorneys

Families of the Chinese teens killed in the Asiana Flight 214 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport have hired lawyers from a New York firm to represent them.

07/20/2013

Ye Meng Yuan (left) and Wang Lin Jia were killed when Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. (CBS)

Asiana Plane Crash Victim Alive When Hit By SFO Fire Truck

The San Mateo County coroner on Friday confirmed that a 16-year-old girl was fatally struck by a fire truck at San Francisco International Airport during the response to the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 earlier this month.

07/19/2013

Officer Jim Cunningham of the San Francisco Police Department was among the first on the scene when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed at SFO on July 6, 2013. (CBS)

Hero SFPD Officer Says He Was ‘Just Doing My Job’ Rescuing Elderly Man From Plane Crash

A San Francisco police officer is among several first responders being called heroes after they worked through thick smoke and leaking jet fuel to rescue passengers on Asiana Flight 214.

07/08/2013

Asiana Flight 214 Plane Crash

First Responders Describe Harrowing Scene At SFO Plane Crash

San Francisco firefighters said they encountered smoke, leaking jet fuel and passengers coming down on chutes when they arrived at the Asiana airlines crash scene.

07/08/2013

Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

Elected Officials Praise First Responders At SFO Crash

Elected officials praised the first responders in Saturday morning’s crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at SFO.

07/06/2013

49ers new stadium

Santa Clara Stadium Security To Benefit From New Hi-Tech Police Communications

Santa Clara police will soon be armed with the latest communication technology in the law enforcement field. It is expected to prove especially helpful when they patrol the new 49ers stadium, because it will allow officers to coordinate efforts with other emergency responders during an incident.

05/13/2013

Police Sirens

Danville Joins Network Linking East Bay First Responders

Emergency responders in Danville can now communicate nearly instantaneously with more than 40 other public agencies throughout the Bay Area during emergencies.

04/30/2013

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