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A female pedestrian was hit in the same crosswalk that a man was hit in last February. (CBS)

Woman Hit By Car In San Francisco’s Sunset District Where Man Was Hit In February

A 21-year-old woman was struck and injured by a car while walking in San Francisco’s Sunset District Thursday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

05/08/2014

Cyclists ride along a new bike lane along a one-way portion of Polk St. in San Francisco, May 2, 2014. (CBS)

Specialized Contraflow Bike Lane Opens On San Francisco’s Polk Street For Safer Cycling

A new contraflow bike lane opened on Friday on a stretch of Polk Street in San Francisco, with a physical barrier protecting cyclists from the surrounding traffic.

05/02/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Fined $89K By State Workplace Safety Officials For Worker Injuries

Tesla Motors, an electric car manufacturer in Northern California, has been fined $89,000 by state workplace safety officials for violations related to an incident that injured three workers last year.

05/01/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

SJ Stowaway Highlights Broader Security Concerns At U.S. Airports

For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

04/23/2014

Smoke detector ( FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Fire Marshal Shuts Down Classrooms At A Santa Rosa High School Over Safety Violations

A Santa Rosa high school has shut down several classrooms after the local fire marshal uncovered a series of safety code violations.

04/18/2014

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters, Busy Season Expected

Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.

04/14/2014

Kids at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School in San Francisco show off their reflective wristbands on April 10, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

San Francisco Elementary School Kids Get Important Lesson On Pedestrian Safety

Students at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School in San Francisco were given reflective slap wristbands to help them stand out when they are walking, while getting some advice from Police Chief Greg Suhr.

04/10/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Samsung Appeases San Francisco DA’s Request For Smartphone Anti-Theft Feature

In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.

04/04/2014

PG&E is working with other utilities and companies to test the new tool. (Source: PG&E)

PG&E Developing Robots To Inspect Gas Pipelines

Pacific Gas & Electric is teaming up with other utility companies across the country to develop robots to enhance gas pipeline safety.

04/02/2014

Apple logo iphone4

Larry Magid: Apple Could Make Texting While Walking Safer

Apple wants to make it safer for people who like to text while walking. The question is: is this a good thing?

03/31/2014

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