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‘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

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Two Coast Guard Rescues In 24 Hours: Is The Calif. To Hawaii Rowing Race Worth The Cost And Risk?

For the second time in a 24-hour period, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter swooped in to rescue rowers participating in the inaugural 2,400-mile Great Pacific Race from California to Hawaii.

06/23/2014

Ida Rothschild

Search Crews Look For 9-Year-Old Girl Who Wandered From Marin County Park

Marin County Sheriff’s Office officials are searching Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County Friday night for a 9-year-old New Mexico girl who disappeared Friday afternoon.

06/13/2014

This 18 August 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay of California. Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover that could see the imposing former prison island become a tree-hugger's paradise. The US Parks Service is studying plans to make Alcatraz self-sufficient in an attempt to lessen the impact on the environment and provide an example to the rest of the US. By 2014, authorities expect to have installed a waste reprocessing plant as well as a de-salination plant to provide drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Helene Labriet-Gross/FILES (Photo credit should read HELENE LABRIET-GROSS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pair On Night Swim To Alcatraz Prompts Coast Guard Search

Two men who went on a night swim to Alcatraz Island prompted a three-hour search and rescue effort in the Bay on Thursday, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.

07/19/2013

In this handout provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Soldiers and Airmen with the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the Oklahoma Air National Guard along with firefighters participate in recovery efforts after a tornado moved through on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kendall James/U.S. Department of Defense via Getty Images)

Oakland, Sacramento Sending Rescue Workers To Oklahoma Tornado Area

California is sending six specially trained urban search-and-rescue workers to Oklahoma to assist recovery efforts after Monday’s tornado.

05/21/2013

Volunteers help clean out Jean McAdams' mobile home after it was overturned by a tornado May 20, 2013 near Shawnee, Oklahoma. (Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Menlo Park Rescue Team Standing By For Oklahoma Tornado Relief

An urban search-and-rescue team based in Menlo Park is ready to respond to Moore, Okla., where crews continue to search for survivors of a deadly tornado that struck on Monday.

05/21/2013

Mount Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Al Reinig/CBS)

CHP Rescues 4 Hikers From Mount Umunhum Near San Jose

The CHP says they sent one of their planes to search after getting a report that three hikers had become lost while hiking on Mt. Umunhum.

04/07/2013

CHP Helicopter

Chopper Crew Rescues Man From Flooding Livermore Creek

A man was rescued from raging waters at a regional park near Livermore on Sunday night after his pickup truck drifted into the middle of a creek.

12/24/2012

Marin Search and Rescue

DUI Suspect Jumps Into Corte Madera Creek To Evade Police

Rescuers have resumed the search for a man who jumped into Corte Madera creek after being pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk early Monday morning.

12/24/2012

Coast Guard

Chopper Rescues Boaters Near Point Bonita Lighthouse

Two men were rescued by helicopter Friday afternoon when their boat ran onto rocks after the engine failed near the Point Bonita lighthouse in Marin County.

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