As the weather starts to turn colder, the cozy feeling of sitting by a roaring fireplace could lead to a stiff fine if that fire is burning during a winter Spare the Air alert, air quality officials said.
Several survivors of the pipeline explosion that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood offered emotional testimony Thursday calling on state regulators to reopen public hearings to determine how much Pacific Gas and Electric will pay for its role in the tragedy.
At Tuesday afternoon’s board meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed to prohibit the display of genitals and buttocks in plazas and parklets in the city, as well as on sidewalks, streets and public transit.
The operator of a party bus that was involved in a fatal accident last week on Highway 17 near Los Gatos had been cited and fined for a number of past violations.
Four Bay Area hospitals were issued a total of $275,000 in penalties by the California Department of Public Health for noncompliance with policies and administrative errors that could have resulted in serious injury or death, the state agency announced Friday.
It stems from an incident on January 12, when a small amount of hydraulic oil leaked into a South Bay reservoir.
Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.
Fines for anyone caught violating the ordinance range from $100 to $500.
If you drive, park, or take public transit within San Francisco city limits, get ready for another tug at your pocketbook. Fares, fees and fines are going up on July 1.
Neighborhood parking permits and disabled parking fines were some of the 2012 fee increases the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved during Tuesday’s board meeting at City Hall.