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Public Safety

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

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

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