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Sweetheart Swindler Arrested

‘Sweetheart Swindler’ Caught In Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors

An undercover sting to catch unlicensed contractors netted an unlikely suspect this week — Samantha Pham, a woman known as the ‘Sweetheart Swindler.’

07/18/2014

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Petaluma Subcontractor Cited, Fined In San Francisco Mission Bay Condo Fire

San Francisco fire officials said Monday that TC Steel of Petaluma was the subcontractor whose work is believed to have started the large blaze at a construction site in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood in March.

05/19/2014

Paving being done on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Contractor Receives Millions In Bonuses

The nearly $49 million in bonuses include $20 million paid by the state to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises for completing the job on time.

02/19/2014

An aerial view of the construction of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, February 5, 2013. (CBS)

Santa Clara Stadium Contractor Arrested On Suspicion Of Theft

The general contractor of the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara said Friday that an employee of a subcontractor was arrested on suspicion of theft but that the case was apparently unrelated to the project.

10/25/2013

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Failure To Call 911 Questioned After Burlingame Gas Leak

Both the contractor and PG&E crew failed to call 911 immediately after the gas leak.

08/09/2013

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch Uncovers Flawed Bay Area Earthquake Retrofits

A lot of Bay Area homeowners who’ve paid handsomely to retrofit their homes are living with a false sense of security, according to seismic engineers and state and local agencies that study earthquake safety.

11/19/2012

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Union City Sting Operation Snares Illegal Contractors

Nearly 100 unlicensed contractors were arrested in Union City and other parts of California this week by undercover investigators posing as homeowners shopping around for home improvements.

10/19/2012

(CBS)

Oakland Contractor Lands On Most Wanted List Over Complaints

An Oakland man has landed himself on California’s list of Most Wanted List of bad contractors.

05/28/2012

Crews dig for the body of a man killed at a Milpitas construction site. (CBS)

Milpitas Site Where Carpenter Was Buried Alive Had No Permit

California workplace safety officials said the builder of a 5,800-square-foot Milpitas home where a carpenter was buried alive under an avalanche of dirt did not have a proper permit.

02/02/2012

(CBS)

Photographer Hurt At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Construction Site

A photographer snapping pictures for engineering company at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center wound up admitted to the hospital’s emergency room Thursday after she suffered a fall while working at a new wing under construction.

01/19/2012

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