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Surveillance Camera (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

11 Ways The Government Is Spying On You

You don’t have to read too far into the dystopian works of George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World before drawing up some similarities between fiction and real-world governments.

11/17/2014

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Driver Allegedly High On Methadone Smashes Car Into Richmond Utility Box, Knocking Power Out For 3,600 Residents

At least 3,600 Marina Bay residents were without power Sunday afternoon after an impaired driver crashed his car into a PG&E utility box, according to Richmond police.

11/17/2014

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2 Suspects Steal Vehicle At Gunpoint In Oakland

Two suspects stole a vehicle at gunpoint in Oakland Sunday evening, police said.

11/16/2014

Dashboard surveillance camera shows a woman stabbing a San Mateo cab driver.

Shocking Video Of Woman Stabbing South Bay Cabbie Shows How Surveillance Has Revolutionized Crime Investigation

From surveillance cameras to cellphones to body cams — we’re being watched everywhere we go. All that video evidence has revolutionized the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

11/16/2014

A protester holds a mirror up to a police officer in Oakland on August 20, 2014. Demonstrators gathered to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, along with other incidents of police brutality. (Joe Vazquez / CBS)

CA Police Departments Brace For Large Demonstrations After Grand Jury Decision In Michael Brown Case

Police departments in California and across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri last August.

11/15/2014

Suspect sketch courtesy. San Mateo Police Department.

San Mateo Police Investigate Third Report Of Man Soliciting Female Students; Sketch Released

San Mateo police said Friday they are investigating the third report of a suspicious man who was soliciting young women on school campuses in the city.

11/14/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: ‘I Plan To Make It Happen’

Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.

11/13/2014

Police shoot a suspected car thief at a shopping center in Concord on November 12, 2014. (CBS)

Suspected Car Thief Shot By Police In Concord Dies

A suspected car thief who was shot and killed by police in Concord on Wednesday night after allegedly ramming a patrol car has been identified as 26-year-old Jose Avalos of Bay Point, a police lieutenant said Thursday.

11/13/2014

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Janitor Arrested In Los Gatos For Allegedly Possessing Over 100 Child Porn Videos

The man was arrested at his place of employment and he has been booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

11/13/2014

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Chief Under Fire For Accepting Gifts From San Francisco 49ers

Police Chief Larry Esquivel has already reimbursed the team for the tickets, but the Independent Police Auditor said that may not be enough.

11/13/2014

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