Officials Using 'Scarlet Letters' To Force Quake RetrofittingThere's a new shame campaign in San Francisco to force building owners to make their buildings safer In the event of an earthquake.
San Francisco Is First Major U.S. City To Require Solar Panels On New BuildingsSan Francisco became the first major city in the country to approve legislation requiring solar panels on new buildings.
San Francisco Plans To Shame Landlords For Quake Building SafetyThe city plans this week to slap large signs on hundreds of apartment buildings to publicly shame their owners into complying with an earthquake-safety ordinance passed last year.
Napa Opening Center To Provide Locals With Earthquake Relief, Information On Building PermitsOn 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.
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.
Solano Supervisors Pass Emergency Resolution To Help With Vallejo Earthquake CleanupThe Solano County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning passed a resolution declaring the county in a state of emergency from Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
Earthquake Sparks Damaging Fires, Crumbles Historic Downtown Napa BuildingsBricks and building materials were strewn across several streets in downtown Napa Sunday following a powerful earthquake centered just south of town.
6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still VisitIf you're tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it's hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.
Lockheed Martin Cutting 4,000 Jobs, Shutting 4 Sunnyvale BuildingsLockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs and shutting four Sunnyvale buildings as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
Deadly Earthquake Strikes Central TaiwanA strong earthquake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island.
Earthquakes Shake Southern Mexico, Sending Thousands Into StreetsEarthquakes shook a broad swath of southern Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded. But there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
Seismic Repair Needs Mounting For UC CampusesThe tough economic times have already hit the UC system hard and now, there is an urgent need for funds to help seismically retrofit several campuses.
Bay Area Research Finds Lack Of Fresh Air Makes Workers SickIt's a stunning statistic: Americans spend 70 to 90 percent of their life indoors. For millions of workers, most of that time is spent at the office. So what does that mean for your health?
Court Thwarts Schwarzenegger Plan To Sell Office BuildingsA California appeals court on Monday effectively barred the sale of state government buildings from proceeding until after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves office, casting doubt over whether the deal will ever go through.
California Selects Buyer For 11 State PropertiesThe state announced Monday it is selling 24 government office buildings — including the San Francisco Civic Center — to a group of private investors for $2.3 billion.