Storm Damage Makes Homeowners Easy Prey For Illicit ContractorsWith many Bay Area homes sustaining damage in the recent storms, a huge demand has been created for contractors to do repairs.
Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victim Speaks Out To Prevent More DeathsA victim of last year's Berkeley balcony collapse is speaking out about the worst night of her life and what the state can do to prevent future catastrophes.
10 Unlicensed Contractors Cited In Petaluma Sting OperationTen unlicensed contractors were cited in a sting operation last week in Petaluma, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said.
State Licensing Board Didn't Know Contractor In Berkeley Balcony Collapse Paid Millions In SettlementsThe 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.
Latest Problem For New Bay Bridge Involves $4 Million Maintenance ElevatorThe glass elevator, which transports maintenance workers to the top of the suspension tower, has been out of service since early January.
Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished WorkCaltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.
'Sweetheart Swindler' Caught In Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed ContractorsAn undercover sting to catch unlicensed contractors netted an unlikely suspect this week -- Samantha Pham, a woman known as the 'Sweetheart Swindler.'
Petaluma Subcontractor Cited, Fined In San Francisco Mission Bay Condo FireSan 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.
Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Contractor Receives Millions In BonusesThe nearly $49 million in bonuses include $20 million paid by the state to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises for completing the job on time.
Santa Clara Stadium Contractor Arrested On Suspicion Of TheftThe 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.
Failure To Call 911 Questioned After Burlingame Gas LeakBoth the contractor and PG&E crew failed to call 911 immediately after the gas leak.
ConsumerWatch Uncovers Flawed Bay Area Earthquake RetrofitsA 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.