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Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

Some San Francisco Supervisors See ‘Epidemic’ Of Ellis Act Evictions

Members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are considering the City declare a State of Emergency over what they claim is an epidemic number of rising Ellis Act evictions.

10/24/2013

PG&E truck in San Carlos.

Safety Concerns Over Gas Line Prompts Emergency Declaration In San Carlos

San Carlos city officials Saturday activated an emergency operations center in a limited capacity following a meeting of city officials and PG&E representatives regarding the safety of a disputed gas pipeline.

10/05/2013

Charred brush sits next to the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park after the Rim Fire burned through on August 23, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Utility Emergency For San Francisco

As a massive wildfire burning into Yosemite National Park grew to nearly 200 square miles, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles away because of the threat to the city’s utilities.

08/23/2013

Ponderosa Fire damage (CBS)

Governor Declares Emergency Over Ponderosa, Chips Fires

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have forced evacuations, closed roads and destroyed dozens of homes and other structures.

08/22/2012

San Jose City Hall

Attorney General Questions Legality Of San Jose’s Pension Plan

The California Attorney General thinks a plan by Mayor Chuck Reed to lower pensions costs in San Jose by declaring a fiscal state of emergency may be on shaky legal footing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

Homes in Hercules sit perched above a growing landslide depression (CBS)

Hercules Declares Emergency Over Creeping Landslide

A crumbling hillside that is threatening eight homes in Hercules has prompted city officials to declare a local emergency.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011

A family's yard slides down a San Pablo hill. (CBS)

San Pablo Declares Emergency For Landslide Homes

Officials in San Pablo have declared a local emergency to help the owners of several homes that are sliding down a storm-soaked hillside.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/28/2011