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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

The self-anchored suspension tower of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Latest Problem For New Bay Bridge Involves $4 Million Maintenance Elevator

The glass elevator, which transports maintenance workers to the top of the suspension tower, has been out of service since early January.

02/04/2015

Workers drill into concrete on the underside of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. Bridge workers began installing large steel saddles over two seismic safety devices on the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to fix a problem with broken bolts on two shear keys. The bridge has been under construction since 2002 with an estimated price tag of $6.3 billion and will have the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished Work

Caltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.

12/31/2014

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

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