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California State Parks

4th Of July Safety At California State Parks During The Drought

The holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.

06/30/2015

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Google First Mapping Company To Add Railroad Crossing Alerts

The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers.

06/29/2015

Workers overlook the base of the Bay Bridge on May 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Cracks Found In Rods On New Bay Bridge, Integrity Of 400 Remaining Fasteners Called Into Question

Engineers say the rods may need to be repaired or replaced if the problem is found to be widespread.

06/24/2015

Allegiant Airlines. (CBS)

Allegiant Airline Pilots Say Company Cutting Too Many Corners At Cost Of Safety

Their slogan says “travel is our deal,” but pilots who fly for Allegiant Air say the company is cutting too many corners at the cost of safety.

06/22/2015

Collapsed balcony at 2020 Kittredge Street, Berkeley that killed 6 people. (CBS)

Experts: Berkeley Balcony Collapse ‘Shouldn’t Have Happened’

A construction & premises safety expert weighs in on the deadly Berkeley balcony collapse and the potential factors that could have contributed to the structure’s failure when at least 13 people plunged when it gave way.

06/16/2015

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SFMTA Pushing For Speed Cameras In San Francisco To Improve Pedestrian Safety

The SFMTA is drafting a proposal that would allow the agency to install the cameras near schools and other areas where pedestrian safety is an issue.

05/18/2015

Amtrak Derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images / Anadolu Agency)

Following Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia, Caltrain Hopes To Have Positive Train Control System Installed By End of 2015

Caltrain officials hope to have the Positive Train Control System installed and up-and-running by the end of 2015.

05/14/2015

A PG&E worker along Line 147 in San Carlos on May 12, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E To Repair San Carlos Pipeline Seen As Explosion Risk

PG&E has turned off a transmission line that runs under San Carlos to make repairs to a section with unexplained dents in it. One city leader questions whether or not it’s safe to turn the line back on.

05/12/2015

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How Safe Is Your Hospital? Survey Finds More Than A Third Of California Hospitals Earn ‘C’ Grade Or Worse

If you’ve been afraid of needles since you were a child then the idea of surgery is probably downright terrifying. Fortunately for Bay Area residents, many of California’s best scoring hospitals for avoiding preventable medical errors among patients are right here in the Bay Area.

05/05/2015

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

9 Lame Excuses For Not Riding Your Bike To Work

What’s keeping you from riding your bike to work or school? With Bike To Work Day coming up on May 14, it’s a fine time to reevaluate concerns about transitioning to a two-wheel commute.

04/28/2015

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