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A crash that killed a 3-year-old boy on Friday in San Ramon has left two families and the sheriff's office devastated, an Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said.

CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) — The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to locate a 16-year-old girl who vanished after she was last seen in Castro Valley more than a week ago. Kendelle Patton was last seen on Aug. 11 and her current whereabouts are unknown, according to sheriff’s officials. She is known to ride BART to visit friends in Richmond and San Francisco, sheriff’s officials said. #missingpersons

from San Francisco Chronicle

Fire destroys unfinished complex in Emeryville, spreads to homes

An aerial view of the 6-alarm fire via Alameda County Sheriff's Office drone. Photo: Alameda County Fire Dept.

Law-enforcement agencies have developed a “bromance” for drones. And why shouldn’t they? After all, unmanned aerial vehicles make their jobs easier, more efficient and affordable. Here are a few examples. California In California, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office recently added four more drones to its fleet – bringing the total to six following its first …