COVID-19 Surge: Bay Area Hospitals Facing Critical Shortage Of Nurses, Medical ProfessionalsAs the winter coronavirus surge puts increasing pressure on California's healthcare system, the state is now worried about a possible shortage of medical professionals.
Bay Area Police Departments Prepare For Potential Post-Election UnrestBay Area police departments are very aware 2020 isn't a normal election year and are responding with increased staffing and coordination with other local officials.
BART Increases Police Presence To Curb Violence, Fare EvasionExtra patrols were visible at BART stations throughout the Bay Area Monday as transit officials launched an effort to crackdown on crime and fare evaders.
Palo Alto Courthouse Security In Question After Inmates Pull Off Brazen EscapeAfter two dangerous inmates pulled off a brazen escape from the Palo Alto courthouse, questions swirl over security staffing that day.
San Jose Voters Showing Support For Police Staffing MeasureVoters in San Jose are being asked to settle a bitter dispute over police pensions.
Kaiser Nurses Picketing 4 Bay Area Hospitals Over StaffingNurses at seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals across California will hold pickets on Wednesday, charging that the company hasn’t shored up staff as it promised despite rising costs for patients, according to the nurses’ union.
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.
San Jose Police Department To Get Boost From Community Service Officer Program25 recruits began their training this week as part of the city's first-ever Community Service Officer program.
San Jose Police Department To Require Officers To Work Overtime To Cover Patrol ShiftsThe new overtime plan is expected to be implemented in the next week or two and would require some officers to work 2-3 hours of overtime on days when staffing is below minimum levels.
Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing LevelsLibby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.
Business Leaders Share Concerns Over Crime Spike With New SJPD ChiefChief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.
Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police DepartmentMayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.
BART Service Struggles After Strike Ends; Drivers Face GridlockBART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.
San Jose Unveils New Plan To Strengthen Police ForceThe plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four years.
San Jose Begins First Police Academy In Nearly Three YearsThe 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.