Richmond Crime Rate Is Lowest In Decades; Police Chief Credits Good Relationship With CommunityThe city’s chief of police, Chris Magnus talked to KCBS about crime-fighting strategies for the New Year. He has made community policing a cornerstone of his department’s work.
Bay Area Learning Centers Use 'Moneyball' Formula To Ensure Students Get Admitted To Top-Ranked CollegesA Bay Area group of learning centers is using techniques more associated with baseball statistics to get students into the nation's most competitive colleges.
Oakland Dubbed 2nd Most Dangerous City In The United StatesDespite s slowdown in violent crime over the last year or more, Oakland remains the most violent city in California, according to the latest numbers from the feds.
Troubling Statistics For African-American Males In The Classroom Young African American men are falling behind their peers in the classroom.
Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn't Boost Pitcher PerformanceOn average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.
New Oakland Police Crime Tracker Expected To Speed Response TimesOakland's police chief is hoping a high tech approach to tracking crime trends can make a big difference for a department that many says is extremely short staffed. This comes as the Oakland Police Department received so many calls for help on Friday that officers couldn't respond to all of them.
San Jose Sees Record Number Of Pedestrian DeathsSan Jose has seen a record number of pedestrian fatalities this year. There have been 20 in 2011, compared with just seven last year.
KCBS Sports Fans: Numbers Support Harbaugh's Gamble49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is enduring a fair amount of second-guessing for his 4th quarter "keep the field goal" decision in the Niners loss to Dallas.
San Francisco Pedestrian vs. Car Accidents Fewer, DeadlierIt’s a mixed bag when it comes to the latest numbers involving pedestrian traffic accidents in San Francisco. That’s because the mishaps may be fewer, but they have been more deadly.
Violent Crime Drops Dramatically In East Palo AltoAuthorities had reason to celebrate in East Palo Alto, where there has been a significant decline in the city's crime rate. Partnerships between police and community organizations were credited with helping to send that figure tumbling.
Numbers Favor Phillies As Giants Prepare For NLCS The Giants will enter the National League Championship Series this weekend as a clear underdog, and the orange and black will have to muster more offense if they hope to keep pace with the powerful Phillies.