Study: Most Parents Think Their Kid's School Is GrimyParents may be feeling inclined to send their kids back to school with an extra box of Kleenex and a whole lot of hand sanitizer.
Six Months Later, San Francisco's Tenderloin Cleaner Thanks To Portable Toilets For HomelessStreets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood blocks away from fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars have been cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in four afternoons per week.
BART Steps Up $10 Million Effort To Clean Up Filthy Stations, Trains BART is seeing record ridership, and with it, dirtier stations. The transit agency is using new tactics to fight the filth, as part of a multimillion dollar campaign.
Survey Says Twitter Headquartered In San Francisco’s 'Dirtiest' Commercial CorridorThe four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.
San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking SupplySan Francisco's PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.
City Of Oakland Asks Residents To Adopt, Clean Storm DrainsOfficials from the City of Oakland say they'd like the public's help keeping storm drains clean this rainy season.
Converted Bus To Begin Service As San Francisco Homeless Shower Station In MayThe startup has planned for about a year to transform old city buses into hygiene and sanitation centers for the city’s homeless population because there are only about a dozen permanent shower stalls available in San Francisco
Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In CaliforniaIt's long been a public health debate about whether it's good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.
Study Finds Cleaner Lake Tahoe Conditions For 2nd Straight YearThe University of California, Davis released its annual “Tahoe: State of the Lake” report Wednesday. Scientists have been monitoring the lake’s clarity since 1968, when a white disk could be seen as far as 102.4 feet underwater.
Yelp Begins Listing Restaurant Health Inspection Records In SFYelp plans to shine a bright light on kitchen conditions with the addition of restaurant hygiene scores.
Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure CleanupForeclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.
Bay Area Charity Trying To Help Overseas Troops Fight Off FluU.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan have been battling a stubborn foe in recent months, the common flu virus. Now, a charity that started in the Bay Area is facing hurdles trying to get equipment overseas to help ailing soldiers.