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City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco Homes

San Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers.

01/09/2015

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing Apps

The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.

01/06/2015

Like this vendor in Shanghai, US phone providers work from a list of available phone numbers -- and the classic 415's are almost gone.  (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Numbers With Classic 415 Area Code In Short Supply As New 628 Area Code Arrives

Time is running out on the 415 area code and so are available 415 numbers, especially if you live in Marin County.

12/22/2014

A family looks on as crews work on a massive sinkhole in San Francisco's Richmond District. (Megan Goldsby/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole In San Francisco’s Richmond District Becomes Its Own ‘Attraction’

Plenty of onlookers are snapping photos and one teacher even brought his science class to the sinkhole at Sixth Avenue and Lake Street in San Francisco.

12/04/2014

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

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PG&E Fined $1.05 Million Over Backroom Negotiations; Utility To Appeal Decision

The decision stems from the disclosure of several private emails earlier this year between a PG&E executive and CPUC officials in a case over utility rates.

11/20/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

California Regulators Say Carpool Services Of Rideshare Firms Lyft, Sidecar, Uber Are Illegal

California regulators appear to have put the brakes on new carpooling services offered by rideshare firms such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.

09/12/2014

San Bruno Explosion

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe Revealed

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/18/2014

California Aqueduct

Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.

08/15/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer

Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer.

07/28/2014

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