Richmond-San Rafael Bridge To Undergo Battery Of TestsThe Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is undergoing critical tests this week to see how much longer the 63-year-old bridge will last.
PG&E Ordered To Inspect All Territory For Trees, Equipment That Could Cause WildfiresA federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday tentatively ordered PG&E to inspect its entire electrical service area and remove or trim any trees and repair any damaged transmission equipment that could cause wildfires.
5 Of 12 Tour Buses Out Of Service In Sonoma County After CHP InspectionFive of 12 tour buses inspected Saturday in northern Sonoma County by California Highway Patrol officers were taken out of service for safety and/or driver violations, CHP officials said.
Uninspected Meat Scheme Gets Former Petaluma Slaughterhouse Worker Sentenced To PrisonA federal judge sentenced a former employee of a Petaluma slaughterhouse Friday in San Francisco for his role in a scheme to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.
Balcony In Berkeley That Collapsed Had Passed Inspection Less Than A Year Ago The fifth floor Berkeley apartment balcony that gave way, killing six and injuring seven others, had passed an inspection less than a year ago.
Building Inspectors Extra Busy After Deadly Berkeley Deck CollapseBuilding inspectors are extra busy following a deadly deck collapse in Berkeley that sent 13 people plunging to the ground.
Lee's Sandwiches Recalls 200K Pounds Of Meat Over USDA InspectionsMore than 200,000-pounds of meat product from a Southern California-based sandwich store chain has been recalled after the U.S. department of agriculture found the manufacturer illegally marked the meat as inspected when it was not.
UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s CathedralSaint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.
11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Maintenance IssueEleven flights have been cancelled out of the Bay Area on Wednesday after Southwest Airlines decided to ground 128 planes when they failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.
Co-Owner Of Northern California Slaughterhouse Pleads Guilty To Processing Cattle With CancerA co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall has pleaded guilty to processing cattle with cancer for consumption.
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.
Feds Now Probe Bad Bay Bridge Bolts; Opening Day In DoubtThe Federal Highway Administration said Monday that it had launched a probe into why seemingly undesirable bolts were used on portions of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Chevron Report Details Failures That Led To Richmond Refinery FireCorrosion that damaged a steel pipe led to a disastrous fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August, oil company officials confirmed in a report released Friday.
ConsumerWatch Uncovers Flawed Bay Area Earthquake RetrofitsA lot of Bay Area homeowners who’ve paid handsomely to retrofit their homes are living with a false sense of security, according to seismic engineers and state and local agencies that study earthquake safety.
USDA Resumes Meat Purchases From Calif. Slaughterhouse Accused Of CrueltyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is resuming purchases of meat from a Central California slaughterhouse that’s been at the center of an animal cruelty investigation.