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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 Richmond Chevron 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

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