Inspection

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.

03/18/2015

List of flights canceled by Southwest Airlines on February 24, 2014, after the airline failed to inspect hydraulic systems on 128 jets. (CBS)

11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Maintenance Issue

Eleven flights have been cancelled out of the Bay Area on Wednesday after Southwest Airlines decided to ground 128 planes when they failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.

02/25/2015

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Co-Owner Of Northern California Slaughterhouse Pleads Guilty To Processing Cattle With Cancer

A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall has pleaded guilty to processing cattle with cancer for consumption.

02/18/2015

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San Francisco

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.

08/25/2014

Bay Bridge Bolt

Feds Now Probe Bad Bay Bridge Bolts; Opening Day In Doubt

The Federal Highway Administration said Monday that it had launched a probe into why seemingly undesirable bolts were used on portions of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

05/13/2013

The August 2012 Chevron Richmond refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Chevron Report Details Failures That Led To Richmond Refinery Fire

Corrosion that damaged a steel pipe led to a disastrous fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August, oil company officials confirmed in a report released Friday.

04/12/2013

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

A frame from an undercover video from animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows a worker at Central Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse using an electric prod on a cow to get it to stand up. (Compassion Over Killing/YouTube)

USDA Resumes Meat Purchases From Calif. Slaughterhouse Accused Of Cruelty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is resuming purchases of meat from a Central California slaughterhouse that’s been at the center of an animal cruelty investigation.

09/10/2012