Safety

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Uber Pledges To Improve Driver Screenings In 2015 After Growing Safety Concerns

Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety.

12/17/2014

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Sidecar Will Let You Request A Woman Driver If It Makes You Feel Safer

Ridesharing app Sidecar is now letting riders choose the sex of their driver as part of a new safety campaign intended to protect women passengers.

12/17/2014

Gun Buyback

3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

12/12/2014

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San Jose To Ban Bicycling On Sidewalks On Some Downtown Streets

Residents in the downtown area have said many bicyclists make walking on sidewalks dangerous, while bike riders have argues streets are not properly marked and too narrow to bike on.

12/03/2014

San Jose Bicycle Lanes

San Jose City Council Vote Could Ban Riding Bicycles On Downtown Sidewalks

It may soon be against the rules to ride your bike on sidewalks in downtown San Jose. After 18 months of talks with seniors, cyclists and downtown businesses, City Council will vote on the issue Tuesday.

12/01/2014

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FAA Records Show Sharp Increase In Near Collisions Between Drones And Aircraft

There have been at least 25 near collisions over the last six months, and more than 175 incidents of drones seen near airports or in restricted airspace.

11/26/2014

Gorillas are seen in an enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, November 10, 2014. (San Francisco Zoo)

SF Zookeepers Claim Managers Ignored Safety Concerns About Gorilla Enclosure

Kabiba, the young gorilla crushed by a hydraulic door, did not have to die, according to five San Francisco zookeepers.

11/20/2014

Knightscope K5 Security Robot. (CBS)

Inventors Of ‘Crime-Fighting’ Robots Reboot From Previous Business Failure

The creators of the security robots now patrolling the Silicon Valley say they are moving on after a previous high-profile business failure that resulted in bankruptcy, disappointed investors, and dashed hope for a depressed Indiana town.

11/20/2014

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Consumer Watchdog Releases List Of 10 Most Unsafe Toys In Time For Holidays

As we get closer to the season of giving gifts, a consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of the 10 most unsafe toys. Did any of these toys make your child’s wish list?

11/19/2014

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

San Francisco Zoo Enclosure Where Gorilla Was Killed May Be Outdated and Unsafe According To Expert

The San Francisco Zoo needs to update its enclosure where a baby gorilla was crushed and killed a week ago, according to a gorilla expert hired by the zoo.

11/14/2014

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