Homeland Security

Drone in Flight

Drone Swarm Plagues Golden Gate Bridge; Officials Asking For Restrictions

The agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span.

04/26/2015

International Technological University (ITU) campus in San Jose. (CBS)

Immigrants Get Student Visas From Colleges But Never Attend Class

If you want to come to the United States and get a job, it’s a well-known secret that a student visa is the easy ticket in, and all you need is $20,000 to enroll in the right university.

04/24/2015

U.S. Representative Mike Honda

Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending Discussion

Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.

03/03/2015

A man lies on the steps outside the San Francisco Federal Building, October 28, 2014. (CBS)

Bags, IDs Go Unchecked, Security Absent, Despite Heightened Terror Alert At SF Federal Building

An order by the Homeland Security Department to increase security at federal buildings nationwide did not seem to have been followed through with in San Francisco.

10/29/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Jason Ledford patrols with his bomb-sniffing dog Andy while on aboard a BART train August 11, 2005 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Other Transit Agencies Beef Up Security After Word Of Alleged Plot By ISIS To Attack U.S. Subways

BART police said they have increased patrols, including the use of K-9 teams. Muni is doing the same on its platforms and trains.

09/25/2014

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High-Ranking San Francisco Fire Official Demoted After Crash

A high level San Francisco fire department veteran has been demoted to his previous rank for allegedly leaving the scene of a minor car crash in Sonoma in his department-issued vehicle.

09/05/2014

(CBS SF)

‘Urban Shield’ Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police Militarization

Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.

09/04/2014

Chopper 5 image of boat ashore at Pescadero State Beach which authorities said contained "a large amount" of marijuana. (CBS)

1,000 Pounds Of Pot Found On Boat At Pescadero State Beach Prompts Federal Investigation

More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were recovered from a boat that investigators suspect was abandoned on Pescadero State Beach Monday morning after being used to bring the drugs from Mexico, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman said.

05/12/2014

Jasmine Mitchell (credit: BCN)

Manhunt For San Francisco Porn Mogul’s Daughter Accused of Identity Theft

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman allegedly connected to multiple identity thefts who fled the scene of a probation search.

05/07/2014

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Federal Investigators Uncover Massive Child Porn Ring, Fremont Man Facing Charges

A Fremont man is among 14 defendants facing federal charges after investigators have busted what they say is one of the largest child porn rings they have ever uncovered.

03/18/2014

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