Safety

(Livermore PD)

An Easy Trick To Prevent Burglars From Manually Opening Your Garage Door

Police in Livermore have some unusual advice. If you have an automatic garage door, grab a zip tie.

01/02/2015

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New Year’s Mass Transit Guide

If you choose to get hammered on New Year’s Eve, rest assured you can get home safely for free via bus, train or light rail…

12/29/2014

An Uber car.

Uber Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’

The lawsuit alleges that Uber misrepresents its $1 “Safe Rides Fee” to customers, as well as the nature of its background checks and safety measures taken on behalf of riders.

12/26/2014

Google's new fully-functional self-driving prototype, revealed Monday. (Google)

Google Unwraps First Fully-Functional Driverless Car Expected To Hit NorCal Streets In 2015

Google unveiled the first real build of the company’s self-driving prototype Monday.

12/23/2014

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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

(Sidecar)

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

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