500 San Francisco 'Soft Story' Building Owners Miss Retrofit DeadlineThe owners of nearly 500 “soft story” buildings missed a city deadline Friday to apply for permits to do seismic retrofitting work.
Lengthy BART Service Cuts Proposed During Transbay Tube Retrofit Work The BART Board of Directors awarded a $267 million contract Thursday for seismic retrofits to the Transbay Tube.
Earthquake Retrofitting Will Temporarily Shut Down Golden Gate Bridge Toll BoothsAs soon as this week, drivers going through Golden Gate Bridge’s Toll Plaza can expect some changes. Working crews will be closing two booths each month for the next two months to perform earthquake retrofitting.
Earthquake Retrofits To Cost Los Angeles Billions, But Funding Source Remains ElusiveThe Los Angeles City Council is mulling ways to pay for expensive retrofits of buildings in danger of collapsing during a major earthquake.
San Leandro Offering $3,000 To Residents For Earthquake RetrofitsWhat if someone offered to give you thousands of dollars for a home improvement project? San Leandro is offering residents that amount to retrofit their homes for an earthquake.
San Leandro Homeowners Chosen For Earthquake Retrofit Funding AssistanceSan Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy, along with the City Council announced Monday that the city is one of six jurisdictions that has been chosen by the California Earthquake Authority to be included in a statewide program that will provide new funding for residential seismic retrofit work.
San Francisco To 'Shame' Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their BuildingsSan Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes - shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.
Interstate 280 Set To Reopen On Time Tuesday Morning After Labor Day Weekend Shutdown Caltrans' work is right on schedule for the Interstate 280 earthquake retrofit work, and the San Francisco portion affected should reopen on time Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. after being closed since Thursday afternoon so work could take place during the lighter Labor Day Weekend traffic.
Some Oakland Landlords Forgo Retrofitting Thousands Of Quake Prone BuildingsEvery time there's a quake come the reminders about being prepared and the need to upgrade old buildings. But some owners are skipping the retrofitting altogether.
Highway 280 Labor Day Weekend Shutdown Starts Thursday AfternoonCommuters should brace for another closure of a portion of Interstate 280 in San Francisco this Labor Day Weekend.
Napa Quake Aftermath: Engineering Expert Blasts Napa, California Building Owners For Not Complying With Law Passed 24 Years AgoA structural engineers group is blasting Napa building owners for failing to retrofit their properties as mandated by a state law passed in 1990.
Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San FranciscoSan Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.