San Francisco's Academy Of Art Accused Of Numerous Building Code ViolationsThe Academy of Art is one of San Francisco's biggest employers and landowners. But a new city report says there's a troubling pattern of building code violations.
Berkeley Tightens Building Code In Wake Of Deadly Balcony CollapseBalconies on Berkeley, California, apartment buildings will be inspected every three years under new regulations adopted by the city in the wake of a balcony collapse that left six people dead.
San Francisco To 'Shame' Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their BuildingsSan Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes - shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.
San Francisco Landlord Fined Record $800K For 467 Code ViolationsA San Francisco landlord has been fined a record $800,000 for allowing tenants to live in squalor at his rental properties.
Building Codes No Help In Stopping Secondhand SmokeToday's building codes don't prevent your neighbor's smoke from seeping into your home. In one brand-new Bay Area condo, the smoke seepage seems to be extreme.