San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.
The City of Richmond has a plan to evacuate 130 from a dilapidated apartment complex operated by the city’s public housing authority.
A gas leak in Brentwood evacuated a nearby apartment building Tuesday, a PG&E spokesman said.
A two-alarm fire at an apartment building in San Ramon caused injuries to at least one person Friday afternoon, according to fire officials.
Demolition work began Monday on the top two floors of a four-story apartment building near the University of California at Berkeley that was badly damaged in a five-alarm fire earlier this month.
At least 45 people were displaced from an apartment building damaged by a fire in San Francisco’s Financial District early Saturday morning.