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SF Mayor Calls for Better Vetting of Construction Bids

SF Mayor Calls for Better Vetting of Construction Bids

San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed on Thursday ordered that the city’s transportation agency bolster screening of bidders in light of what NBC Bay Area uncovered about the troubled safety record of the Twin Peaks Tunnel retrofit... Read More

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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Bridge Collapse in Italy Shines Light on CA's Aging Bridges

Bridge Collapse in Italy Shines Light on CA's Aging Bridges

A deadly bridge collapse in Italy is raising new concerns about the safety of bridges in the United States. The highway bridge located in Italy’s port city of Genoa was 51-years old when it collapsed on Tuesday, killing 39 people. Read More

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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Supervisor Calls for Hearing Over Tunnel Construction Death

Supervisor Calls for Hearing Over Tunnel Construction Death

After NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit revealed a troubled safety record for the Oakland contractor whose worker was killed in the Twin Peaks Tunnel retrofit project, a San Francisco Supervisor is calling for a formal hearing over... Read More

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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
Company in SF Worker Tunnel Death Has History of Violations

Company in SF Worker Tunnel Death Has History of Violations

The Oakland-based contractor whose worker was struck and killed by a steel beam in the Twin Peaks Tunnel seismic retrofit project has been tied to 11 prior accidents, and nearly 50 worker safety violations in the last decade. Read More

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Toxic Wastewater From Oil Fields Endangers CA Water Supply

Toxic Wastewater From Oil Fields Endangers CA Water Supply

Scientists fear that California's water supply is under threat by a practice that has been banned in every major oil-producing state. California allows oil companies to dump millions of gallons of wastewater into open, unlined... Read More

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Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Woman Found Dead at Hospital Stairwell Was At Risk: Records

Woman Found Dead at Hospital Stairwell Was At Risk: Records

The 75-year-old woman who left a care center on the grounds of San Francisco General Hospital alone and was found dead nearby days later was in such frail medical and mental condition that she was supposed to be escorted on... Read More

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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Expansion of Eviction Protections in Oakland Heads to Ballot

Expansion of Eviction Protections in Oakland Heads to Ballot

The Oakland City Council capped a contentious, 11-hour meeting Tuesday night by unanimously voting in support of a proposed ballot measure that would protect thousands of tenants from no-cause evictions. Read More

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Monday, Jul 23, 2018
Oakland Voters May Get Say on When Renters Can Be Evicted

Oakland Voters May Get Say on When Renters Can Be Evicted

In front of what’s expected to be a packed chamber Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council will decide the fate of a proposed ballot measure that aims to protect thousands of tenants in the city from being evicted for no cause. The Read More

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Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Kicked Out: Investigation into Wrongful Evictions

Kicked Out: Investigation into Wrongful Evictions

Hundreds of San Francisco residents may have been wrongfully evicted from their homes, according to an NBC Bay Area investigation. The series of reports prompted government hearings, new laws, and one of the city’s largest housing... Read More

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Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
East Bay Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty

East Bay Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty

An about face. The young East Bay man who pleaded not guilty to terrorism-related charges last year changed his tune Wednesday. Now 23-year-old Amer Alhaggagi is pleading guilty. Our Investigative Unit was the first to report... Read More

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