San Rafael May Fine Residents For Accidental Burglar AlarmsResidents in a North Bay community who trip their burglar alarm could soon be slapped with a fine.
False Tsunami Warning Jolts US West Coast, AlaskaSome Alaskans got a jolt when they heard an emergency radio and television broadcast indicating the entire West Coast, from San Diego to Alaska's Aleutian Islands, was under a tsunami threat.
FCC: Hawaii Employee Thought Missile Attack Was RealThe Federal Communications Commission says a Hawaii employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile thought an actual attack was imminent.
Panic Ensues After False Alert of Missile Strike Sent to HawaiiansAn erroneous push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday.
False Report Of Gunman Causes LAX Airport PanicA false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said.
Richmond Mayor Wants Compensation For Residents Disturbed By False AlarmsEmergency sirens have almost become a part of life in Richmond, where the community warning system keeps sounding off false alarms. Now, the city’s mayor says the county owes his residents for the mistakes.
Watsonville Police Say Woman's Kidnapping Was False AlarmA 33-year-old woman police initially reported as kidnapped in Watsonville Friday has been found in good health.
Suspicious Package At 1906 SF Quake Commemoration Forces RelocationA suspicious package near the site of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake commemoration ceremony on Market St. Thursday morning forced an early-morning gathering of a couple of hundred people to move to Union Square, police said.
San Francisco Warning System Sounds AccidentallySan Francisco emergency officials activated a warning siren Sunday afternoon, triggering some confusion among residents.
Martinez Shell Refinery False Alarm Leads To Sirens, Shelter-In-Place WarningA false alarm was sent out Wednesday morning by Contra Costa Health Services warning Martinez residents that there was an emergency at the Shell refinery.
San Francisco's Alcatraz Evacuated After False Fire AlarmTours of Alcatraz Island were canceled after a false fire alarm Sunday afternoon prompted the evacuation of about 1,100 people from the popular San Francisco tourist attraction.
False Alarm Siren Puts Richmond On Edge A malfunction caused an emergency warning siren to sound for about half an hour in Richmond Tuesday morning, Contra Costa Health Services officials said.