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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Force Drops To ‘Frighteningly Low’ Levels

In a memo to San Jose’s mayor and to the city council, the city’s police chief acknowledged that the department is not able to maintain adequate staffing levels due to “unanticipated resignations”.

11/14/2012

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

Daly City Considers Possible Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The city council will hear public comments on Monday about a possible ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

03/25/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJPD Chief Attends Broadband Safety Bill Signing In Washington

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.

02/21/2012

Palo Alto Measure D Stripping Police, Fire Arbitration Rights Passes

Palo Alto voters passed a ballot measure that will repeal the rights of firefighters and police officers to have arbitrators settle their salary disputes with the city and another measure designating 10 acres of parkland for a new compost facility, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.

11/09/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Issues With Mayor Ed Lee

An interview with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on whether he will be a part of the upcoming mayoral race and some of the hot button topics and issues facing the city of San Francisco.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/07/2011

Lombardi's BBQ

Dozens Of Bay Area Events Celebrate ‘National Night Out’

Fans of block parties, ice cream socials, barbecues, potlucks, cover bands and dancing are in luck Tuesday night as Bay Area residents have a slew of parties to choose from to celebrate National Night Out.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/02/2011

Firefighter Graphic

Palo Alto Firefighters In Mediation With The City

With negotiations at an impasse, Palo Alto firefighters are formally requesting mediation with the city. This comes a week after the union’s contract proposal was rejected, meaning both sides are headed towards binding arbitration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/23/2011

SJFD

Dozens Of Firefighters To Be Rehired In San Jose

San Jose’s new budget was a big blow to public safety services, with over 100 police officers being laid off. But it’s better news for the fire department, which is now rehiring nearly 50 firefighters thanks to money from the feds.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

San Jose City Hall

Hundreds Of Layoffs Included In Finalized San Jose Budget

The San Jose City Council has approved a budget that includes hundreds of layoffs, in an attempt to close a $150 million deficit. The final vote was 7-4 in favor of Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget plan for 2011-2012.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

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San Jose Police Jobs Could Be Saved By Money Set Aside For The Arts

Arts funding in San Jose could be taking a hit after a city council member proposed diverting some of the money to reduce the number of police officer layoffs. Councilman Pete Constant, a former San Jose Police officer, has released nine budget proposals to provide the funding to prevent 97 police officer layoffs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/26/2011

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