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San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Taxi Drivers Say SFO Is Making A Big Mistake By Allowing Lyft, Uber To Operate At Airport

Members of the San Francisco Airport Commission have approved a three-month trial period that will allow Lyft, Uber and Sidecar to operate at SFO International Airport, but cab drivers say it’s a big mistake.

10/21/2014

Ebola Research

CDC Releases Revised Guidelines For Protecting Medical Staff From Ebola

Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers had pushed hard for after two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

10/21/2014

A friend helps homeowners move belongings from their damaged house in Los Gatos. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Earthquake! 5 Things You Should Know That Could Save Your Life (And Sanity) When ‘The Big One’ Strikes

With the 25th anniversary of the destructive Loma Prieta earthquake on Friday, local, state and federal agencies were reminding Bay Area residents how to stay prepared.

10/16/2014

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Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems Worse

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park. (CBS)

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Leaving Kids In Car At Graton Casino

A San Jose woman pleaded not guilty in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday morning to two felony child endangerment charges alleging she left her two young children in a parked car while she visited the Graton Resort and Casino near Rohnert Park in June.

09/17/2014

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San Francisco Plans To Shame Landlords For Quake Building Safety

The city plans this week to slap large signs on hundreds of apartment buildings to publicly shame their owners into complying with an earthquake-safety ordinance passed last year.

09/16/2014

The 'Light Rail' light sculpture would stretch the length of Market Street in Downtown San Francisco (TheLightRail.org)

San Francisco Supervisor’s Streetlight Legislation Aims To Improve Maintenance, Safety

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has been beating the drums for better street lighting for years and now he’s pushing some legislative changes.

09/15/2014

Debris sits on the ground in front of a damaged building following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Opening Center To Provide Locals With Earthquake Relief, Information On Building Permits

On Monday afternoon, the city and county of Napa will open a one-stop shop at at First Street and Silverado Trail to help locals find relief.

09/08/2014

(CBS SF)

‘Urban Shield’ Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police Militarization

Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.

09/04/2014

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San Francisco

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.

08/25/2014

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