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Safety

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

49er Safety Says He’s Changing Legal Name To ‘Donte Hitner’

Meet Mr. Hitner. Called by that name for years out of respect for his hard-hitting defense, San Francisco safety Donte Whitner has filed paperwork in Ohio through his lawyer to formally change his name by removing the `W’

10/02/2013

San Francisco Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge Closure Planned In 2014 To Install Movable Barrier

Drivers in the Bay Area will have to endure another bridge closure sometime next year, as the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed for more than two days to install a movable median barrier.

09/18/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Union Return To Bargaining Table With Talks Focused On Safety

Thursday’s meeting between BART management and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 centered on safety proposals and work rules.

09/12/2013

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition riders sign petitions for safer streets in the South of Market area. (Bay City News)

SF Bicycle Coalition Riders Call For Safer SoMa Streets

Dozens of bicyclists heading down San Francisco’s Folsom Street Wednesday morning stopped to sign letters to Mayor Ed Lee asking for the city to improve safety for cyclists in the city’s South of Market neighborhood.

08/21/2013

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Headwear Ban At Livermore Amusement Park Draws Religious Outrage

A Bay Area family says a local amusement park red-flagged them the minute they headed for the go-kart track because of the way they were dressed.

08/09/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

Italian Team Plans Protest Over America’s Cup Safety Change

With just a week before the start of the preliminary rounds of the America’s Cup, KPIX 5 has learned that the Italian team – Luna Rossa – will file a protest with the America’s Cup Jury over a rule change requiring rudder modification.

06/27/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safer In Earthquake Than Old Bridge, Say Engineers

Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.

06/07/2013

A soft-story residential building damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989. (ABAG)

About The Bay: The Hard Reality Of SF’s Soft-Story Buildings

Own a “soft story building” in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months.

06/03/2013

The San Francisco Hall of Justice. (Getty Images)

No Quick Fix For SF’s ‘Dangerous’ Hall Of Justice

San Francisco’s top officials say the city’s Hall of Justice would be dangerously unstable in a powerful earthquake, but hundreds of city workers and jail inmates working and living there could have to wait more than a decade to move out.

06/03/2013

Bay Bridge Construction

Governor Says New Bay Bridge Opening May Be Delayed

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he doesn’t know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.

05/20/2013

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