Public Works

San Francisco Hires 'Potty-Sitters' To Discourage Bad Public Bathroom BehaviorThe city of San Francisco is stepping up its stinky patrol with the recent hiring of "potty-sitters" to ensure the city's public toilets are in decent condition and used for their intended purpose.
San Francisco Suing Alleged Tagger For $50K Instead Of Seeking Criminal ChargesSan Francisco is using a new tactic in its continuing battle against graffiti by suing the alleged taggers.
What To Do If You're Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your DoorwayWhile the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.
San Francisco Pleads For Public's Help Cleaning Out Storm Drains In Advance Of Monster Storm Due Wednesday NightThe potential flooding is so severe, and so imminent that San Francisco public works officials are actually asking for the public's help clearing out clogged storm drains and other parts of the runoff system in advance of Thursday's deluge.
6-Month Telegraph Hill Rockslide Prevention Project Begins In San FranciscoSan Francisco Public Works began a six-month project this week to stabilize the crumbling cliff at Telegraph Hill below Coit Tower to improve the stability of the hillside and to prevent future rockslides.
San Francisco’s Tree Maintenance Program Has Been A Death-Sentence For Some TreesSan Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are trying to figure out how to stop a tree-maintenance program that virtually everyone agrees is a horrible idea. For some street trees it's been a death sentence.
Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American EmployeesOakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.
Bill Murray Joins Disney's 'Jungle Book' CastFind out which character the "Grand Budapest Hotel" star will be playing in Disney's new adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic
Watch Out For The Bill Murray Art Show in San Francisco"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome."
Tree Falls On Car, Blocks Traffic In San Francisco's Marina DistrictA tree fell on a car on Lombard street in San Francisco’s Marina district, blocking traffic Monday morning, police said.
Oakland Public Works Crews Fixing 1000s Of PotholesOakland Public Works Agency crews are planning to fix more than 3,000 holes on the city's roads this year during their Pothole Blitz that kicks off Monday.
Artillery Shell Found Near AT&T ParkThe all-clear signal has been given after a suspicious device shut down the area near AT&T Park in San Francisco for nearly four hours Friday, a police spokesman said.
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