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Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water Wasters

State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

07/15/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion, May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Surrounding Area Braces For Parking Nightmare When 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium Opens

With the grand opening of the new 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium just around the corner, Santa Clara’s surrounding neighborhoods and cities are bracing for an influx of football fans looking for parking on game days.

06/24/2014

A 2-alarm fire damaged a vacant building in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Failing To Collect Nearly $1M In Fines From Homeowners For Fire Hazards

A new grand jury report blames Oakland fire inspectors for failing to collect nearly a million dollars in fire hazard fines from homeowners during what could be one of the worst fire seasons in years.

06/23/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn in the Bay Area. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pleasanton Spending $250,000 To Make Sure People Know They Have To Save Water During Drought

An East Bay city which has enacted mandatory water cutbacks is now paying big bucks to inform those who still are not aware of the restrictions and the message to save water.

06/19/2014

A passenger uses a Clipper card at a fare gate. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Faulty Clipper Card System Angers Muni Riders Subject To Fines

The technological advances to make San Francisco’s Muni a more efficient public-transportation system are actually working against riders, several of whom are getting fined because of faulty Clipper card readers .

05/22/2014

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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Sees Record Number Of Alerts, Citations

30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.

03/05/2014

A PG&E utility truck.  (CBS)

PG&E Fined Millions For Faulty Communication Regarding San Carlos Pipeline

Pacific Gas and Electric is once again defending itself before state regulators over recordkeeping on a leaky pipeline, this time in San Carlos.

12/19/2013

Levi's Stadium, 49ers, Santa Clara, construction

Elevator Company Fined Following Worker Death At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara

State officials have cited an elevator company in the death of a worker at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara earlier this year.

12/11/2013

San Bruno Explosion

PG&E Shareholders Suing Over San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

This comes after the utility’s president on Wednesday called for full review of how management handled another flawed pipeline in San Carlos.

11/07/2013

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Fined For Patient Death; Marin Hospital Also Fined For Patient Safety Violations

Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.

08/15/2013

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