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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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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

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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

Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers act as police officers and firefighters. (Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers Association)

Sunnyvale’s Combined Public Safety Units Help To Cut Costs

The city of Sunnyvale’s unique take on public safety is not only helping to cut costs, but could also save jobs in the future.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/26/2011

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Computer Outage Hits San Francisco Police & Fire Departments

The computer-aided dispatch system utilized by San Francisco’s police and fire departments went down unexpectedly on Thursday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

106 San Jose Police Officers To Lose Jobs; More Layoffs Threatened

San Jose’s budget woes may already force the city to lay off more than 100 police officers, but proposed cuts could take that number even higher.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/27/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Officers Again Plagued By Radio Glitch

Problems that have plagued the Oakland Police Department’s radio communications system off and on this year struck again Thursday, preventing officers in the field from talking to one another or dispatchers for about two hours.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

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San Jose Councilman Calls For Fire Dept. Cuts To Bolster Police

A San Jose city councilman has dared to touch the so-called “third rail” of local politics. City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio is calling for a reduction in firefighter staffing levels in favor of more police officers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/31/2011

Oakland Residents Fired Up Over Proposed Gang Injunction

An Alameda County judge is scheduled to continue hearing evidence Wednesday afternoon over whether Oakland can impose a curfew and other restrictions on dozens of suspected gang members.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/23/2011

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