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Ecstasy pills. (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

San Rafael Couple Faces Federal Charges, Linked To Massive Ecstasy Operation

A San Rafael couple linked to an alleged drug-smuggling operation in Canada are scheduled to go to trial after pleading not guilty to five federal charges, including conspiracy to possess and distribute ecstasy.

02/17/2014

The Fremont Police Deparment mobile command vehicle. (City of Fremont)

Fremont Unveils High-Tech Police Mobile Command Center

A vehicle long enough to be an 18-wheeler, with a cab like a firetruck and a body like an 18-wheeler, could soon become a fixture at major disaster scenes and police incidents around the Bay Area.

02/13/2014

Sgt. Tom Smith (BART Police)

Autopsy Finds BART Officer Killed By Shot To Chest Despite Bulletproof Vest

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s deadly shooting of a BART police officer by a colleague, the transit agency’s police chief said on Wednesday training for his department’s officers exceeds state requirements and that his department is among the most thoroughly trained in the state.

01/23/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police Dispatch Center Evacuated Due To Overheating Power Unit

The Richmond Police Department’s dispatch center was evacuated for several hours early Thursday morning after a secondary power system began overheating and emitting fumes, a police sergeant said.

01/23/2014

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform Measures

An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.

01/22/2014

Asiana Flight 214

100 Passengers From Asiana Flight 214 Sue Boeing For Negligence In SFO Crash

A group of 100 passengers who were aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that crash landed at SFO Airport last July, are suing Boeing, the company that builds the 777 jetliner.

01/20/2014

Phoenix Lake in Marin County (CBS)

Marin Water District Begins Pumping From Backup Phoenix Lake Reservoir

The Marin Municipal Water District started pumping water Thursday from a reserve reservoir into its water distribution system because of the ongoing dry weather.

01/16/2014

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Parking Fee Coming For Commuters At Larkspur Ferry Terminal

Golden Gate Ferry announced Wednesday that it will begin charging for parking at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal beginning Feb. 3 and have new options for payment–including using a smartphone.

01/16/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay Bridge

The story of broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge does not appear to be over as Caltrans says further inspections may cost up to $10 million dollars—not including the price for needed repair work.

01/13/2014

A box of influenza vaccine shots is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on January 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2013-2014 influenza season is starting to take off in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens Experience Flu Vaccine Shortages

Bay Area County health officials are predicting that many people will try to get a flu shot in the days ahead, as news spreads about growing number of flu-related deaths.

01/10/2014

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