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Facebook Stirs Concern Over Funding Police Officer’s Salary In Menlo Park

After Facebook funded a cop’s salary and police substation in Menlo Park, questions are being raised over the role of private corporations funding public services like police departments.

07/15/2014

Customers enter Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, November 5, 2013. (CBS)

Sonoma Fire Agencies Use Graton Casino’s Gambling Profits To Build New Station

Struggling Sonoma County fire agencies will begin to reap the profits from Rohnert Parks’s Graton Resort and Casino in a new deal that will provide greater emergency services.

07/10/2014

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Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling Laws

The Oakland City Council’s public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city’s decades-old ban on pinball machines.

06/20/2014

An elderly man was critically injured when he was struck by a truck in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood on Monday night. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Rafael’s STRIDE Campaign Aims To Reduce Accidents Between Cars And Pedestrians

San Rafael police are rolling out a new campaign aimed at protecting motorists and pedestrians on city streets.

06/18/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers

Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.

06/17/2014

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FBI: Colma Ranks As ‘Most Protected’ Bay Area City With Highest Number Of Police Officers Per Resident

How does your city stack up when it comes to the number of police officers per 1,000 residents?

06/10/2014

Vallejo Police Department Shrinks & Neighborhood Watch Catches On

Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police Department

Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.

12/25/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJ Approves Pay Raises For Police; Councilman Says It’s Not Enough

The San Jose City Council approved budget on Tuesday aimed at rebuilding services with a focus on public safety—a big concern in the city where the crime rate is rising and the police staff is declining.

06/12/2013

San Jose Police on the scene of a fatal shooting. (CBS)

SJPD Memo Warns Staffing Shortage Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon

The San Jose police staffing shortage isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon according to a new memo from the acting police chief to city leaders.

04/26/2013

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison Realignment

Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.

03/20/2013

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