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Matt Bigler

California classic license plates. (DMV)

Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

Davis' MRAP armored vehicle (CBS)

San Jose Police Returning Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To Feds Amid Militarization Debate

Amid a national debate over the militarization of the police, the San Jose Police Department has decided to return a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from the military surplus program.

08/29/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Menlo Park Adopts Strict Water Conservation Rules For 16,000 District Customers

The Menlo Park City Council approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday night will implement water conservation measures that are stricter than the state requirement affecting nearly 16,000 customers.

08/28/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Department Of Justice Visits San Jose As Gang Violence Trends Downward

Officials with the U.S. Justice Department are paying a visit to San Jose this week to see for themselves how the city’s anti-gang programs are working. The visit comes as city officials say gang violence is trending downward.

08/22/2014

Crews tear out the sod at Levi's Stadium, August 21, 2014. (CBS)

49ers Replacing Slippery Sod At Levi’s Stadium Ahead Of Sunday Exhibition Game Against Chargers

Crews at Levi’s Stadium have been busy tearing up the grass on the new field after turf problems on Wednesday prompted the team to relocate a practice session to the team’s training facility because of slippery sod.

08/21/2014

A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

Search For Missing Hiker Temporarily Suspended After Body Found In Kings Canyon Park

46-year-old Gregory Muck is described as an “experienced hiker” and failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip.

08/20/2014

(Matt Bigler/CBS)

Crash Involving 8 Vehicles In San Jose Leaves 10 Injured; Driver Arrested

Police said speed and alcohol played a role in a Sunday crash involving eight vehicles that sent several people to the hospital in San Jose.

08/18/2014

State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Granting Public Access To Martins Beach In San Mateo Moves Forward

A bill that would restore public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County has cleared one of the last major obstacles in Sacramento on Thursday despite the property owner’s efforts to lobby against the legislation.

08/15/2014

A student at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto receives her brand shoes from the organization My New Red Shoes. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Peninsula Non-Profit Provides Brand New Pair Of Shoes To Low Income Students

The organization My New Red Shoes offered a pair of new shoes and a gift certificate to Old Navy to students at Cesar Chavez Academy, before the start of the school year.

08/14/2014

Leah Francis (with bullhorn) leads a protest at Stanford University, June 12, 2014. (CBS)

Alaska District Attorney Will Not Bring Charges In Sexual Assault Case Involving Stanford Student

District Attorney James Scott said there is insufficient evidence to prove that 21-year-old senior Leah Francis was raped by her ex-boyfriend in his home in Alaska over winter break.

08/13/2014

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