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Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

August 26, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

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Update 3:10 p.m. SF not “scrambling” to relocate water supply, says SFPUC We’ve seen some headlines out there about the Rim Fire threatening San Francisco’s water supply as it moves closer to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. AP wrote that water officials “were scrambling to fill area reservoirs with water from Hetch Hetchy before ash taints […]

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Amber Alerts On Cell Phones: Backlash Coming?

August 9, 2013 | 11:00 am

Amber Alerts On Cell Phones: Backlash Coming?

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Scared by that Amber Alert earlier this week? You weren’t alone. On Monday night, many Bay Area residents were jolted by a loud Amber Alert on their cell phones. Authorities issued the statewide alert, about a child abduction in San Diego, because they thought the kidnapper might be heading north. Though the new system is […]

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October 29, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Flights, Friends, Fears: A West Coast Guide to Hurricane Sandy

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Canceled flights. Endangered loved ones. Even the suspension of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” As the East Coast battens down for one of the biggest storms ever, Californians are already feeling the effects. Here’s a guide for those of us whose lives may be disrupted without being hit by a drop of rain. […]

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