Concord Hopes Ceramic Botts' Dots Will Make Streets Unfriendly For SideshowsContra Costa County's Public Works wants to install Botts' dots in Concord. They hope the ceramic domes will become such an annoyance for sideshow participants that they will stop doing them.
Oakland Hosts 'Bulky Block Parties' To Discourage Illegal DumpingSeveral big block party are being planned in the East Bay for the coming weeks and the only thing residents are required to bring is their big trash items.
Oakland Hills Resident Spur Action On Potholes With Spray PaintTwo neighbors worried about dangerous potholes in the Oakland hills are taking the initiative.
Orinda Sinkhole Raises Issues With Nearly Year-Old Moraga CraterWith more rain coming down Wednesday, there is a renewed rush to shore up two sizable sinkholes in the East Bay, including one that is nearly a year old.
San Francisco Hires 'Potty-Sitters' To Discourage Bad Public Bathroom BehaviorThe city of San Francisco is stepping up its stinky patrol with the recent hiring of "potty-sitters" to ensure the city's public toilets are in decent condition and used for their intended purpose.
San Francisco Suing Alleged Tagger For $50K Instead Of Seeking Criminal ChargesSan Francisco is using a new tactic in its continuing battle against graffiti by suing the alleged taggers.
What To Do If You're Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your DoorwayWhile the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.
San Francisco Pleads For Public's Help Cleaning Out Storm Drains In Advance Of Monster Storm Due Wednesday NightThe potential flooding is so severe, and so imminent that San Francisco public works officials are actually asking for the public's help clearing out clogged storm drains and other parts of the runoff system in advance of Thursday's deluge.
6-Month Telegraph Hill Rockslide Prevention Project Begins In San FranciscoSan Francisco Public Works began a six-month project this week to stabilize the crumbling cliff at Telegraph Hill below Coit Tower to improve the stability of the hillside and to prevent future rockslides.
San Francisco’s Tree Maintenance Program Has Been A Death-Sentence For Some TreesSan Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are trying to figure out how to stop a tree-maintenance program that virtually everyone agrees is a horrible idea. For some street trees it's been a death sentence.
Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American EmployeesOakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.