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.
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.
An Oakland man has landed himself on California’s list of Most Wanted List of bad contractors.
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.
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.
The names and medical information of some patients seen at Stanford Hospital and Clinics were posted to a website by an outside vendor’s sub-contractor, a hospital spokesman said Thursday.
Some 50 people were evacuated from homes and businesses in Oakland Monday afternoon as PG&E crews respond to a gas leak.
Some of the families affected by the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno last year are in limbo after the contractor working on their damaged homes shut down operations.
Ross Valley Sanitary District Thursday alleged that “severe contractor negligence” was to blame for two December 2010 sewer spills.