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Children playing at school. (CBS)

Sex Offenders Allowed To Live Closer To Schools, Parks Under New California Regulations

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

03/26/2015

Cars illegally parked on the median along Dolores Ave. in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Parking Officials Turn Blind Eye To Double-Parking Churchgoers, Dolores Park Visitors

San Francisco parking officials are turning a blind eye to worshipers and Dolores Park visitors double parking at medians on several streets on Sundays.

03/23/2015

Dark smoke and flames could be seen after a fire broke out  in the 1500 block of McAllister Street near Alamo Square.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Offers Financial Aid To Alamo Square Fire Victims

Victims of a fire in San Francisco’s Alamo Square this past January are getting help through a new effort that partners a community association with Big 5 Sporting Goods.

03/20/2015

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Sick Bat Picked Up By Dog In Fremont Park Tests Positive For Rabies; 2nd Found This Month

A second bat found in Fremont has tested positive for rabies, police announced Tuesday.

03/17/2015

Boyd Memorial Park in downtown San Rafael (CBS)

San Rafael Temporarily Shuts Down Park Overrun By Homeless; Mayor Calls It ‘Health & Security Issue’

A neighborhood park north of downtown San Rafael has been closed for at least 30 days because officials say it’s overrun by homeless people who do drugs and commit crimes.

01/26/2015

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Paraphernalia, Trash, Vandalism Force Closure Of San Rafael Park

Starting on Monday, a San Rafael park will be closed for 30 days to address “health and security issues” that have come up from illegal activity, according to city officials.

01/25/2015

Boyd Memorial Park

San Rafael Mayor Closes City Park To Shut Out The Homeless

Fed up with complaints about homeless people and their behavior at a popular San Rafael park, the mayor says it’s time to shut it down.

01/23/2015

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With Bloodied Fingertips, 2 Friends Climb Atop Yosemite And Into History Books

American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.

01/15/2015

Black Bear Cub and Mother

Lake Tahoe Park Officials Warn Hikers To Stop Taking Selfies With Wild Bears

US Forest Service officials in South Lake Tahoe are asking park visitors to not take selfies with bears.

10/27/2014

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Coroner’s Office Identifies Man’s Body Found Dead In Popular Petaluma Park

The Sonoma County coroner’s office has identified a man who was found dead Tuesday night at a park in Petaluma as 56-year-old Gregory Sigman.

10/22/2014

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