San Jose Leaders Propose Sweeping Public Safety Cuts To Close Gaping Budget HoleWith San Jose's income streams being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, city leaders are considering shaving more than $10 million off public safety in next year's budget, seriously impacting the police and fire departments.
East Bay District Attorneys Say Law Enforcement Can Keep Communities Safe During Inmate Zero Bail ReleasesDistrict attorneys from Bay Area counties said on Friday that they think law enforcement officials can still keep the community safe despite a recent order to release suspects accused of misdemeanors and non-violent felonies without bail.
San Jose Approves $650M Public Safety & Infrastructure BondThe largest bond measure in the city’s history gained the required margin to fund infrastructure and public safety services.
Small Radioactive Object Discovered At Controversial Hunters Point DevelopmentThe discovery of a small radioactive naval deck marker in the soil at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has further inflamed debate over the safety of the redevelopment project.
Aging Bay Area Bridges Await Much-Needed RepairsEvery year in California thousands of highway bridges are rated "structurally deficient" in the National Bridges Inventory, but the Pfeiffer Bridge on Highway 1 was not one of them.
California Bill Would Let Firefighters Destroy Drones Interfering With Public SafetyAnyone caught flying a drone over a fire or emergency scene could have it destroyed under a proposed bill.
Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now AnalyzingA vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.
Kensington Police Chief Ousted After Prostitute's Pimp Shoots Himself With Detective's Stolen GunThe East Bay town of Kensington has decided not to keep its police chief after his handling of the probe of a sergeant who allegedly had his gun stolen by a prostitute at a Nevada hotel.
Firefighters Dealing With Spike In Mud Rescues On BayRescue teams on the peninsula are dealing with a spike in the number of people getting stuck on the Bay.
San Jose Police Chief Says City Is Safe But Admits Department's ChallengesSan Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel tells KCBS In Depth that the largest city in the Bay Area is still a safe place to live but admits the challenges of keeping officers from leaving for better jobs.
10-Year-Old Boy Honored For Reporting Gun In Friend's Backpack At Fairfield LibraryFairfield police last week recognized a 10-year-old boy and his father for courageous actions they took in September.
SF Company Encourages Kids To Steal Parents' Guns And Bring Them To SchoolA San Francisco-based production company is under fire for a controversial anti-gun PSA encouraging children to steal their parents' guns and turn them in at school.
San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager's 'Forced Resignation' Has 'Squashed' Hope For Better RelationsSan Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.
With Few Recruits, San Jose Police Ranks Could Dip To 1985 LevelsSan Jose could see its lowest number of police officers in three decades if the department continues to lose officers at a steady rate, according to a new report.
Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: 'I Plan To Make It Happen'Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.