Marin County

Marin County Sheriff's Department officers have used virtual reality to train for real-life interactions.
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Jeffrey Schaub
November 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
The Marin County Sheriff’s Department is using a virtual reality system to better train its officers on deescalation tactics. The $125,000 machine, called the “force option simulator,” takes up an entire room. It consists of 180-degree floor-to-ceiling video screens, and runs imitation of police...
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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 27, 2019 - 9:13 am
In an unprecedented move, PG&E has shut off power to millions of people across Northern California. Homes and businesses went dark for nearly 1 million customers, affecting approximately 3 million people. The cuts surpass the scope of any of the previous intentional outages that Pacific Gas...
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: The Sebastiani Theatre and much of downtown remained dark on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California. Power outages were scheduled as preemptive moves by PG&E to address hot, dry and windy weather and the risk of wildfires, according to the company.
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Holly Quan
October 21, 2019 - 8:57 am
Don't look now, but PG&E says it may be shutting power off again to customers in parts of the North Bay this week because of high fire danger. Fewer customers could lose electricity than the intentional blackouts earlier this month that hit 730,000 homes and businesses. Still, PG&E has...
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KCBS Radio reporter Jeffrey Schaub displays an electric bike in Marin County.
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Jeffrey Schaub
September 27, 2019 - 12:06 pm
E-bikes are now legal on certain multi-use trails in Marin County. The electric bicycles, which are becoming more popular and make it easier to climb hills, may be ridden in Sausalito, Mill Valley and Novato. "It's a new technology that allows many people to ride their bikes," said Matt Weeder, who...
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Evacuations were ordered due a fire near Highway 37 in Marin County on Sept. 10, 2019.
Marin County Sheriff Department
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
September 10, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Authorities have ordered evacuations in Novato while firefighters try extinguishing flames that started near Highway 37. The fire had burned four acres early on Tuesday afternoon, but Marin County Fire Battalion Chief Bret McTigue said that shifting winds made it tough to contain. Still, after 2 p...
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The Spirit Fire in Marin County was started by a 73-year-old man who claimed that he did not expect the flames to get out of control, authorities said on Aug. 27, 2019.
Marin County Fire Department
All News KCBS Radio
August 28, 2019 - 9:55 am
A 73-year-old man started a fire in Marin County that quickly grew out of control and led authorities to briefly issue an evacuation warning on Tuesday, authorities said. Henry Walker of Petaluma flagged down a fire official on Tuesday, saying that a fire was spreading after he'd burned some...
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A view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin headlands.
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Tim Ryan
August 16, 2019 - 9:21 am
An unexplained power outage that affected a vast swath of Marin County overnight led to a huge number of emergency calls that "annihilated" the 911 call center, according the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
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Fuel Tanker Overturns In Marin County
Marin County Fire
Jeffrey Schaub
July 31, 2019 - 10:08 am
A lengthy cleanup operation is underway in Marin County after a large tanker truck overturned on a windy road this week, spilling gasoline into a nearby creek.
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HIghway 101 in Larkspur, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 28, 2019 - 11:32 am
Road projects aimed at creating faster commutes are set to get underway in the North Bay. Some commuters aren't convinced they're enough.
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Man believed to be John Walker Lindh seen outside federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana
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KCBS Radio Morning News
May 23, 2019 - 6:58 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- The man known as "the American Taliban" was released from a federal prison in Indiana on Friday morning. John Walker Lindh was the first US-born detainee in the war on terror and had served 17 years of a 20-year sentence.
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