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Oakland firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Friday morning in the 2400 block of Valdez Street (Jonah Owen Lamb / SF Examiner).

Displaced Oakland residents to return after construction fire

The majority of the 700 to 900 people displaced by the four-alarm…

 

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Ground broken for second tallest structure in San Francisco

The construction of the second tallest building in San Francisco broke ground…

 

State legislators on Wednesday proposed a one-eighth-cent sales tax increase to help fund Caltrain. (Ryan McNulty/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Caltrain begins 3-month construction project in anticipation of system electrification

Work will begin this week on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), a system-improvement…

 

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UPDATE: Gas main leak at construction site shuts down two blocks of Townsend Street

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: According to SFFD, PG&E has resolved the issue and…

(SFFD/Twitter)

Man charged in deaths of workers at Bernal Heights granite company

A Hillsborough man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and labor code…

Remi Lacey stands in the Hall of Justice Tuesday, June 14, 2016 while holding a photo of her mother-in-law, Mitzi Campbell, who was fatally stabbed June 10 while working on a construction site near 5th and Folsom streets in San Francisco, Calif. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Arraignment postponed for defendants accused of killing construction worker

The arraignment of two homeless people arrested and charged in connection with…

Remi Lacey stands in the Hall of Justice Tuesday, June 14, 2016 while holding a photo of her mother-in-law, Mitzi Campbell, who was fatally stabbed June 10 while working on a construction site near 5th and Folsom streets in San Francisco, Calif. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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SF to require rooftop solar installations on new buildings

San Francisco became Tuesday the first large city in California to mandate…

Photo courtesy Exploratorium
Legislation introduced Tuesday by Supervisor Scott Wiener aims to

SF law would make it harder for bad contractors to win new contracts

Contractors who perform poorly on city projects in San Francisco could soon…

Legislation introduced Tuesday by Supervisor Scott Wiener aims to
Street construction crews have become a headache for residents who feel like The City isn't giving them enough notice before disrupting their daily lives. (Ken Walton/Flickr)

Coming to a street near you

The people in my neighborhood got so sick of looking at piles…

Street construction crews have become a headache for residents who feel like The City isn't giving them enough notice before disrupting their daily lives. (Ken Walton/Flickr)
A single MUNI train stops at the very end of the Montgomery Station platform to pick up mid-day travelers. The SFMTA received state approval to allow multiple trains to enter the stations at once in order to better serve the public and relieve congestion at peak commute hours. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Transit, traffic and parking guide for holidays

Holiday traffic is in full swing, as Muni buses wind down, parking…

A single MUNI train stops at the very end of the Montgomery Station platform to pick up mid-day travelers. The SFMTA received state approval to allow multiple trains to enter the stations at once in order to better serve the public and relieve congestion at peak commute hours. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
SF Baykeeper argues that sand mining contributes to erosion at Ocean Beach. (Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Sand mining in SF Bay dealt blow by state appeals court

A California appeals court has ruled that sand in the San Francisco…

SF Baykeeper argues that sand mining contributes to erosion at Ocean Beach. (Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco police officer responds to an active shooter situation in the Mission on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Gunman allegedly stole weapon, ammo before Mission shootout

A man carrying two guns climbed a building site near a Mission…

A San Francisco police officer responds to an active shooter situation in the Mission on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Picture Box: Stockton Street

Picture Box: Stockton Street

When open for revenue service in 2019, the Central Subway extension of…

Picture Box: Stockton Street
Caltrans has proposed widening a 1.3-mile stretch of Highway 1 in Pacifica. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Highway 1 widening proposal in Pacifica remains contentious

Proponents of a plan to widen part of state Highway 1 appeared…

Caltrans has proposed widening a 1.3-mile stretch of Highway 1 in Pacifica. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe old Tower Theater on Mission Street in the Mission stopped showing movies in the late 1990s. It has been unused since the mid-2000s after a community church briefly occupied the space.

Former CCSF trustee pledges to transform decrepit Mission theater into film school

It could soon be lights, camera and action once again for the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe old Tower Theater on Mission Street in the Mission stopped showing movies in the late 1990s. It has been unused since the mid-2000s after a community church briefly occupied the space.

Construction boom prompts SF to freeze mandate after four years of improvement

San Francisco has frozen a local-hiring mandate at 30 percent for public…

mike koozmin/s.f.examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a 1

Development of former Schlage Lock site expected to create lower housing costs than elsewhere in city

A two-bedroom rental for $2,700 or a two-bedroom condo for sale under…

mike koozmin/s.f.examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a 1
anna latino/S.F. Examiner file photoA large water main break caused damage to homes and cars in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood last year.

Construction-related water main breaks on the rise in SF

Cold weather and old age can cause San Francisco’s aging water mains…

anna latino/S.F. Examiner file photoA large water main break caused damage to homes and cars in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood last year.
Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)

San Francisco's local-hire law has good intentions, bad consequences

Not every social or economic problem deserves its own law, as our…

Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)

San Francisco's 'soft-story' buildings lie vulnerable to quakes

Japan’s devastation following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake is another reminder San Francisco needs…