Collapsed balcony at 2020 Kittredge Street, Berkeley that killed at least 6 people. (CBS)

Dry Rot Confirmed As Cause Of Deadly Berkeley Balcony Collapse

A 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.


Aerial view of collapsed balcony in Berkeley that killed 5. (CBS)

Building Inspectors Extra Busy After Deadly Berkeley Deck Collapse

Building inspectors are extra busy following a deadly deck collapse in Berkeley that sent 13 people plunging to the ground.


Scene of a fatal bicycle crash with a San Francisco Muni bus at 11th and Bryant streets, October 18, 2013. (CBS)

Report Of Missing Safety Device In Fatal Collision With Bicyclist Prompts SF Muni Fleet Inspection

Muni officials are trying to determine if a standard issue safety attachment, designed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists, was missing from the bus involved.


A food truck in the region. (CBS/ Getty Images)

Random Food Inspections Recommended For South Bay Food Trucks

A 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 Inspections

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has fired or suspended nearly 20 workers after the utility discovered that legally required inspections may not have been performed.


Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Pipes At Chevron Refinery In Richmond Showed Major Corrosion

Federal investigators continue to look into what caused last month’s fire at the Richmond refinery.


Natural gas pipelines

PG&E Repairs Dozens Of Northern California Gas Pipeline Leaks

Pacific 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.


Fire engulfs homes in San Bruno. (AP)

Utility Officials Defend Actions Leading To San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

State 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.

CBS San Francisco–12/08/2010

Seared scallops with mango salad at Sociale restaurant. (credit: Joanne Boston)

San Francisco Restaurant Food Inspections Down

San 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.

CBS San Francisco–10/30/2010

Checking Safety of Buses and Vans

VALLEJO, Calif. (KCBS) _ The California Highway Patrol conducted a surprise inspection of tour buses and passenger vans at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Saturday.