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San Jose Police shot and killed a pit bull during an investigation. (CBS)

Business Leaders Share Concerns Over Crime Spike With New SJPD Chief

Chief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.

01/15/2014

Vallejo Police Department Shrinks & Neighborhood Watch Catches On

Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police Department

Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.

12/25/2013

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BART Service Struggles After Strike Ends; Drivers Face Gridlock

BART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.

10/22/2013

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Unveils New Plan To Strengthen Police Force

The plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four years.

08/29/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Begins First Police Academy In Nearly Three Years

The thinning ranks of the San Jose Police Department will soon be getting some much needed reinforcements, as the department begins its first police academy in nearly three years.

11/05/2012

The owner of a gourmet food truck takes a customer order. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Watching What You Eat – Part 3

In this KCBS Cover Story, the cleanliness of food trucks is put under the microscope, as more and more are popping up around the Bay Area.

10/24/2012

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland May Turn To Sheriff And CHP To Augment Police Force

An Oakland City councilmember said Thursday the city should explore whether officers from other police agencies could bolster staffing at the Oakland Police Department until the next academy class graduates.

10/18/2012

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Council Member Calls For More Police Officers On Patrol

Given the San Jose Police Department’s staffing shortage and a recent rash of homicides in the city, a city councilmember is looking to put more than a dozen desk-bound officers back on the streets.

08/22/2012

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

Violent Week Continues In San Jose; Police Blame Staffing Cuts

There are growing concerns following yet another homicide in the city on Tuesday night, the 31st so far this year.

08/22/2012

San Francisco Police, generic (AP Graphic)

Concerns Growing Over San Francisco Police Department Staffing

In an effort to save money, the San Francisco Police Department is not replacing the hundred or so officers that left the department last year and canceling police academy classes.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/25/2011