Department of Public Works

San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Homeowners Asked To Trim Trees, Some Face Fines

Recently, the City of San Francisco has placed the care of trees along sidewalks, also known as street trees, in the hands of residents. For some property owners, the move has proved costly.


Transbay Transit Center Construction

SF Public Works Lets Kids Play With Big Machines To Entice Them Into The Trades

The San Francisco Department of Public Works threw open its doors Thursday to let school kids get their hands on big machinery, and just maybe consider a future in the building trades.


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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.


San Francisco Giants Victory Parade

San Francisco City Workers Hastily Clean Up Streets Following Parade

All told, more than 1 1/2 tons of confetti filled the street following the Giants parade.


A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Market Street Revitalization Efforts Continue With Pop-Ups

San Francisco is putting together a series of events over the next month aimed at giving residents a chance to see what a revitalized Market Street could be like in the future.


Personal items left over after authorities cleared a homeless encampment from under a I-280 on ramp in San Francisco. (CBS SF)

Homeless Encampment Next To SF Caltrain Tracks Cleared

A large homeless encampment under the King Street connector to Interstate 280 in San Francisco next to Caltrain tracks was being cleared out Tuesday, although many of the displaced said they plan to return.


A pile of trash left outside San Francisco's Bernal Heights Park (CBS)

Illegal Dumping Plagues San Francisco’s Bernal Heights

Someone has been dumping garbage on the streets and in the parks in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, and neighbors are outraged.


Skateboarder performs an ollie in skatepark. (AP)

Ground Broken On New East Palo Alto Skate Park

In less than a month, skaters will be grinding rails and doing half pipes in East Palo Alto at a brand new 5000 square foot skate park.


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at the Corridors Program Press Conference August 3, 2011. (SF Department of Public Works)

San Francisco Announces Beautification Project Along Bayview Corridor

Some of San Francisco’s busiest corridors are getting a clean up and restoration through a Department of Public Works program.


Trash bins are in front of homes in the Sunset district of San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Residents Not Happy With Tree Maintenance Plan

San Francisco’s Department of Public Works wants to turn maintenance of city trees over to private property owners in the near future.