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A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SoMa Residential Project May Be Leasing Rent-Controlled Units To Tourists, City Attorney Says

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Thursday that a newly-constructed residential development project in the city’s South of Market neighborhood appears to be unlawfully leasing out rent-controlled units to tourists on a short-term basis.

08/06/2015

Mission District Fire

Building Damaged By Mission District Fire Could Sell For $20 Million

A 108-year-old building in San Francisco’s Mission District badly damaged by a fire that took the life of one man could sell for $20 million.

08/05/2015

A little house surrounded by a big hospital in Oakland could be yours, if you can haul it away. (Photo Courtesy: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland)

House In Front Of Children’s Hospital Oakland Could Be Yours, If You Can Take It Away

The little house that looks so out of place in front of Children’s Hospital Oakland is looking for a new plot of land to call home, and the hospital is willing to pay thousands of dollars for someone to take it away.

06/22/2015

Aerial view of collapsed balcony in Berkeley that killed 5. (CBS)

Building Inspectors Extra Busy After Deadly Berkeley Deck Collapse

Building inspectors are extra busy following a deadly deck collapse in Berkeley that sent 13 people plunging to the ground.

06/18/2015

A window washer falls 11 stories onto a moving car in downtown San Francisco on November 21, 2014. (CBS)

Cal/OSHA Faults Employer In Window Washer’s Fall In Downtown San Francisco

It was on November 21, 2014 when Pedro Perez lost his balance and fell from the building, landing on a moving car.

05/20/2015

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Former Estate Of Donner Party Survivor Turned Into $30M SJ Development For Low Income, Homeless

A $30 million housing complex broke ground in San Jose Friday, where 20 percent of the units will be set aside for homeless and low income, putting them right alongside some of Silicon Valley’s highest paid workers.

01/09/2015

The Oakland Food Pantry on Peralta Street in West Oakland. (Oakland Food Pantry via Facebook)

West Oakland Food Pantry That Serves 400 Families Threatened With Closure

A dispute between the building’s owner, who served on the board, and the board of directors over rent means the non-profit could close as soon as this weekend.

12/26/2014

The canopy being used by the Homeless Youth Alliance as the organization looks for a new home in San Francisco. (Homeless Youth Alliance via Facebook)

San Francisco’s Homeless Youth Alliance Launches Campaign To Find A New Home

The organization was evicted from its building on Haight Street last Christmas and has been looking for a permanent new home ever since.

12/25/2014

Damage left on a Toyota Camry after a window washer fell from above California St. in San Francisco. (CBS)

Window Washer Endures Surgeries, Remains In Critical Condition After 11-Story Fall From San Francisco Building

The family of a man who survived an 11-story fall in San Francisco’s Financial District last week wants to remain anonymous, but released a statement that he’s recovering from surgery and thanked those who helped him.

11/24/2014

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Security To Be Increased At Federal Government Buildings In D.C., Other Cities In ‘Precautionary Step’

Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”

10/28/2014

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