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Collapsed balcony at 2020 Kittredge Street, Berkeley that killed 6 people. (CBS)

State Licensing Board Didn’t Know Contractor In Berkeley Balcony Collapse Paid Millions In Settlements

The construction company that built the Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapse killed six people nearly two weeks ago has paid out millions to settle numerous lawsuits alleging shoddy work.

06/29/2015

A man refuses to come down from this crane at a San Jose construction site. (KCBS)

Homeless Man Who Climbed 9-Story Construction Crane Near San Jose City Hall In Police Custody After 14-Hour Standoff

A standoff where a homeless man climbed atop a crane that was 90-feet above the street near San Jose City Hall ended peacefully when the man descended on his own and was taken into police custody.

06/22/2015

Collapsed balcony at 2020 Kittredge Street, Berkeley that killed 6 people. (CBS)

Experts: Berkeley Balcony Collapse ‘Shouldn’t Have Happened’

A construction & premises safety expert weighs in on the deadly Berkeley balcony collapse and the potential factors that could have contributed to the structure’s failure when at least 13 people plunged when it gave way.

06/16/2015

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Roads In 3 North Bay Towns Tied For Worst In Bay Area On MTC List

Larkspur, St. Helena, and Petaluma have the Bay Area’s worst roads according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

06/15/2015

Artist rendition of the planned aquatic complex at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin. (City of Dublin)

East Bay Residents Unhappy Over $36M Water Park Construction

In the middle of a fourth year of drought in California, construction is underway for a massive, $36 million water park in the East Bay of San Francisco.

06/08/2015

A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

Construction Worker Impaled On Rebar In Fall Near Milpitas

A construction worker fell and was impaled on a section of rebar in the hills east of Milpitas Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.

06/05/2015

SFMOMA (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Construction Worker In Critical Condition After Scaffolding Collapses At SF MOMA

A construction worker is in critical condition after an accident at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where scaffolding collapsed, causing him to fall down an elevator shaft.

05/29/2015

State Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Oakland). (photo courtesy sd09.senate.ca.gov)

East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job Training

State Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.

05/26/2015

The San Mateo Bridge with no traffic on its roadway. (CBS)

Both Directions Of San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Now Open

Both directions of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge are now open Monday morning after road crews finished repairs and maintenance on the bridge over the weekend, according to Caltrans.

05/25/2015

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Oakland Thief Takes Off With 500 Gallon Water Tanker

A 500 gallon water tanker has been stolen from a landscaping site in the Oakland hills.

05/22/2015

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