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The Oakmore neighborhood in the Oakland Hills. (CBS)

Oakland Neighborhood Credits Private Patrols For 85% Drop In Crime

Residents in several Oakland neighborhoods credit private patrols for a significant drop in crime, with one neighborhood claiming a drop of 85 percent. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police Department and some community members remain skeptical about the patrols.

03/19/2014

San Francisco Public Library. (CBS)

San Francisco Main Library Adds Security, Custodians To Address Homeless Issue

Officials with San Francisco’s Main Library at Civic Center Plaza said they have been making headway in tackling problems involving some of the city’s homeless, who use the facility every day.

12/09/2013

Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Neighborhood Uses Crowdfunding To Pay For Private Guards

Fed up with rising crime, residents of Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood have turned to online donations to pay for private security guards.

10/04/2013

A KRON 4 reporter was the target of an attempted robbery near 3rd Street and La Salle Avenue in San Francisco on September 27, 2013. A security guard with the reporter shot one of the suspects. (CBS)

KRON 4 News Crew Target Of Robbery Attempt, Guard Shoots Suspect

A security guard working for KRON-TV shot a man who was allegedly trying to rob a reporter in San Francisco’s Bayview District Friday night.

09/28/2013

A security guard returning home from work shot a suspected car burglar. (CBS)

Security Guard Returning To San Jose Home Shoots Suspected Car Burglar

The off-duty security guard was returning home when he saw four people trying to break into cars in Almaden Valley.

08/21/2013

The Oakmore neighborhood in the Oakland Hills. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor’s Neighbors Fed Up With Crime, Seek Private Guard

The crime problem facing Oakland has crept into Mayor Jean Quan’s own backyard. Neighbors told KPIX 5 they are frustrated and plan to hire a private guard to improve security.

02/20/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Fire Spreads From Stolen Car To Commercial Building In Oakland; Guard Hospitalized

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that blazed in a stolen vehicle before spreading to a commercial building and resulting in the hospitalization of a security guard due to smoke inhalation early Wednesday morning, according to an Oakland fire battalion chief.

12/19/2012

Brandon Simon, and Travis Calhoun were arrested for burglary near the former Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto.  (City of Palo Alto)

49 Laptops Stolen From Facebook’s Old Headquarters; Guard Arrested

An off-duty Facebook security guard and another man were arrested for stealing 49 laptop computers at the company’s former California headquarters.

09/26/2012

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Former Security Guard Receives 32 Years To Life For Oakland Robbery, Shooting

A former private security guard who was convicted of attempted murder and other charges for shooting a man in the vicinity of Oakland’s Lake Merritt after trying to steal his cellphone won’t be going near the lake anytime soon.

08/24/2012

A gun training simulator in Oakland. (CBS)

Training For California’s Armed Security Guards Raises Concerns

Security guards outnumber sworn peace officers four to one in this state according to the California Department of Consumer Affairs. But some firearms instructors are concerned about how armed guards are being trained.

05/11/2012

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