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The 'Light Rail' light sculpture would stretch the length of Market Street in Downtown San Francisco (TheLightRail.org)

San Francisco Supervisor’s Streetlight Legislation Aims To Improve Maintenance, Safety

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has been beating the drums for better street lighting for years and now he’s pushing some legislative changes.

11 hours ago

Debris sits on the ground in front of a damaged building following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Opening Center To Provide Locals With Earthquake Relief, Information On Building Permits

On Monday afternoon, the city and county of Napa will open a one-stop shop at at First Street and Silverado Trail to help locals find relief.

09/08/2014

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‘Urban Shield’ Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police Militarization

Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.

09/04/2014

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San Francisco

San 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.

08/25/2014

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NHTSA Making It Easier For Drivers To See If Their Car’s Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making it easier for car owners to check if their car has been recalled.

08/21/2014

A view of the dashboard in a new Tesla Model S car at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Government To Require Automobile Smart Technology That Allows Cars To Sense Impending Collisions

Vehicles equipped with the safety technology could prevent thousands of crashes a year…

08/18/2014

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mobile App Measures Beaches’ Bacteria Safety Levels

A new mobile device app has been developed that lets people know if it is safe to go into the water at San Francisco beaches.

08/13/2014

The new safety ramps implemented at San Francisco International Airport. (Holly Quan/CBS)

SFO Runways To Reopen This Weekend After Safety Ramps Implemented

Runways 1L and 1R were closed in May to implement the federally mandated Runway Safety Area improvements at San Francisco International Airport.

08/07/2014

Flames and a smoke plume rise from the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

Judge Allows Shareholders’ Lawsuit Against PG&E Continue

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Monday lifted a stay on a shareholders’ lawsuit that accuses PG&E Co. officers and directors of violating their fiduciary duty by allegedly failing to prevent safety violations that led to a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/05/2014

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Safety Measures Leading To More Kids Left In Hot Cars?

It’s every busy parent’s worst nightmare – the morning rush to get out the door and get to work, only to realize hours later your child is not at day care but instead strapped into the car seat right where you left her, sweltering in the back seat of a hot car.

07/31/2014

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