Dry Rot Confirmed As Cause Of Deadly Berkeley Balcony CollapseA balcony that snapped off an apartment building and led to the deaths of six college students was supported by wooden beams that had been badly rotted by exposure to moisture, building inspectors in Berkeley said Tuesday.
Building Inspectors Extra Busy After Deadly Berkeley Deck CollapseBuilding inspectors are extra busy following a deadly deck collapse in Berkeley that sent 13 people plunging to the ground.
Report Of Missing Safety Device In Fatal Collision With Bicyclist Prompts SF Muni Fleet InspectionMuni officials are trying to determine if a standard issue safety attachment, designed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists, was missing from the bus involved.
Random Food Inspections Recommended For South Bay Food TrucksA new report by the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury calls for more oversight of food truck operations and finds their regulations to be insufficient.
PG&E Workers Fired For Lying About InspectionsPacific Gas and Electric Co. has fired or suspended nearly 20 workers after the utility discovered that legally required inspections may not have been performed.
Pipes At Chevron Refinery In Richmond Showed Major CorrosionFederal investigators continue to look into what caused last month's fire at the Richmond refinery.
PG&E Repairs Dozens Of Northern California Gas Pipeline LeaksPacific Gas and Electric has released the results of its accelerated leak survey of its transmission pipelines, which showed that it has found and repaired 59 leaks on gas pipelines.
Utility Officials Defend Actions Leading To San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionState public utility officials defended their actions Tuesday evening to an audience of skeptical legislators and victims of a pipeline explosion that tore through a San Bruno neighborhood on Sept. 9.
San Francisco Restaurant Food Inspections DownSan Francisco restaurant inspections are lagging because of a lack of staff. The San Francisco Health Department has 19 food inspectors instead of the 23 it is supposed to.
Checking Safety of Buses and Vans