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Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Dominance And Dog Training Myths

We’ve all seen trainers use dominance and punishment training techniques with dogs, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA explains why this kind of training may be outdated.

04/14/2014

Students in San Francisco being trained to be crossing guards on March 3, 2014. (Commodore Sloat Elementary School)

Parents Behave Better With Children As Crossing Guards, SF Schools Roll Out Kid Patrols

The new program, implemented Monday at Commodore Sloat Elementary School, comes following a rash of vehicle versus pedestrian collisions in San Francisco over the past year, several of which were fatal.

03/03/2014

Ayumu Nedefuji of Japan trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Olympics Achievements The Result Of Hard Work

Like many sports fans around the world, John Madden is enjoying the Olympics.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/10/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Ill-Prepared For Resumption Of Strike

Bay Area Rapid Transit and its unions have returned to the bargaining table, trying to beat an early August deadline before the contract for workers expires.

07/17/2013

Animal Update: Therapy Animals

After the recent Connecticut school shooting, a team of dogs was sent to comfort the grieving, driving home the point that therapy dogs can greatly benefit those in emotional distress.

02/11/2013

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

Firefighter Graphic

Sonoma County Struggles To Fill Volunteer Firefighter Vacancies

The County of Sonoma is raising a red flag about its dwindling firefighting ranks. Officials hope several dozen people will answer this urgent call to volunteer.

09/21/2012

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Drive - March 2011

First Responders Get Crash Course On Roadside Emergencies Involving Green Vehicles

It’s no secret that hybrid and electric vehicles have caught on in the Bay Area. But, the eco-friendly auto trend appears to be presenting some challenges for first responders called to the scene of roadside emergencies and accidents.

09/17/2012

BART train, station, car, passengers

BART Offering Free Rides For Off-Duty Cops, Prosecutors

Police officers and prosecutors who work in the four counties served by Bay Area Rapid Transit are eligible for smartcards that allow them to ride for free when they are off duty, BART officials announced Wednesday.

07/19/2012

Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Now Hiring: Oakland Set To Add Police Officers

Oakland is looking for qualified applicants to join two police academies being held later this year.

06/10/2012

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