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Cars are parked in the Balboa Reservoir lot near City College of San Francisco’s Ocean Campus. (Daniel Kim/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homes for people are more important than homes for cars

In San Francisco, a city with a severe shortage of affordable housing,…

 

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wants to use recycled water to irrigate Golden Gate Park and fill park lakes as well as irrigating two public golf courses. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF advances plans to blend Hetch Hetchy water with groundwater

San Francisco’s plan to mix groundwater with Hetch Hetchy drinking water advanced…

 

The Public Utilities Commission parking lot next to the City College of San Francisco’s campus on Ocean Avenue contains 17 acres of developable land. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 S.F. Examiner)

The future of Balboa Reservoir: Say no to privatizing public lands

The future of a huge swath of The City is currently up…

 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission workers stand over a large sinkhole on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, Friday, April 22, 2016. According to a spokesperson for the the city's Public Utilities Commission, the sinkhole appeared on Thursday, caused by a broken sewer pipe line. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Crews begin rebuilding 125-year-old manhole in Pacific Heights

Utility crews began rebuilding a 125-year-old, nine-foot-deep, brick-lined manhole Thursday in San…

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission workers stand over a large sinkhole on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, Friday, April 22, 2016. According to a spokesperson for the the city's Public Utilities Commission, the sinkhole appeared on Thursday, caused by a broken sewer pipe line. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The City has seen strong enrollment in its renewable energy program. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

With strong enrollment in CleanPowerSF, focus shifts to renewable energy projects

San Francisco’s renewable energy program appears to be off to a strong…

The City has seen strong enrollment in its renewable energy program. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s renewable energy program, is expected to begin in May, though notices of automatic enrollment will be distributed this month. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

CleanPowerSF initiates first wave of automatic enrollment

For more than a decade, the effort by San Francisco to launch…

CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s renewable energy program, is expected to begin in May, though notices of automatic enrollment will be distributed this month. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
CleanPowerSF will be rolling out cleaner forms of power to the southeast side of San Francisco. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

CleanPowerSF program suffers setback in more than six week delay

At least a six week delay in the approval process of a…

CleanPowerSF will be rolling out cleaner forms of power to the southeast side of San Francisco. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Eric Risberg/AP)

Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

Uber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the…

(Eric Risberg/AP)

Water main break reported near SF General Hospital

Fire Department and Public Utilities Commission officials responded to a water main break…

California city hit by gas explosion backs tougher penalty

Officials of a San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly 2010 gas-line…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoPacific Rod and Gun Club members trapshoot at the club’s Lake Merced location. Participants purchase tokens and deposit them in a vending box which gives them a specified amount of clay discs to shoot at.

SFPUC to vote on $22M cleanup at Pacific Rod and Gun Club site

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote today on…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoPacific Rod and Gun Club members trapshoot at the club’s Lake Merced location. Participants purchase tokens and deposit them in a vending box which gives them a specified amount of clay discs to shoot at.
DAN SCHREIBER/2012 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOYears of drought have put added pressure on Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

SF water use decreasing but more savings needed

Water users in San Francisco and in the Bay Area communities served…

DAN SCHREIBER/2012 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOYears of drought have put added pressure on Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

Water main leak closes Stockton Tunnel

San Francisco’s Stockton Tunnel near Union Square was closed to all vehicles…

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.
Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRec and Park is using more water for parched plants on city property.

Meteorologists fall short of calling drought for S.F., despite record dry year

The driest calendar year on record in San Francisco is over, but…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRec and Park is using more water for parched plants on city property.

City employees involved in bribe scheme named

Two mid-level managers with the Public Utilities Commission named in a federal…