San Francisco

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The city has proposed tighter rules for new construction and a more active approach to securing existing tall structures from collapse.
Governing
October 5, 2018, 6am PDT
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sept. 25, followed by a massive tsunami. Soil liquefaction caused by the tremor resulted in 1,700 homes being "swallowed" as the soil shifted. Deaths exceeded 1,400 on Oct. 3.
The Independent
October 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center, which opened to much celebration on Aug. 11, closed down abruptly Sept. 25 after workers found a cracked steel beam. A second cracked beam was later found. Work began Sunday to shore up the structure.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 1, 2018, 8am PDT
A zoning history dating back to the 19th century still has significant impacts on the city’s housing in the present day.
Collectors Weekly
September 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Caltrain will end service into the city of San Francisco while it converts the route to electric power.
San Francisco Examiner
September 25, 2018, 2pm PDT
Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles already keep lists of vulnerable buildings, but a new piece of legislation would require all California cities do the same. The catch? The bill will not provide funding to support these lists.
Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Expensive West Coast cities are looking to these alternative and add-on structures to ease their housing challenges.
SF Gate
September 15, 2018, 7am PDT
A three-day global summit on climate action in San Francisco, hosted by Gov. Jerry Brown, is unlike other international climate summits in that it features "non-state actors," such as governors, mayors, and businesses, rather than nations.
Los Angeles Times
September 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The ongoing quest to fix Muni enters a new chapter, after a driver shortage impacted bus service earlier this year.
San Francisco Examiner
September 13, 2018, 8am PDT
John Rahaim, director of the San Francisco Planning Department, calls the decision to route Caltrain to the newly opened Salesforce Transit center a "100-year decision."
San Francisco Examiner
September 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
San Francisco desperately needs more housing, but many projects sit unfinished as developers face cost challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
In an effort to address climate change, San Francisco has a plan to get residents and businesses to do more than just recycle and compost.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 4, 2018, 8am PDT
Bus lanes built and policed by the city of San Francisco will be open to private transit buses. Sue Vaughan argues that's a mistake.
The San Francisco Examiner
August 26, 2018, 11am PDT
Think "The Graduate," but now the emphasis in the future of plastics may be on restrictions. California may become the first state to restrict access to plastic straws, and balloons could be next due to the harm they cause the marine environment.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 24, 2018, 8am PDT
For over 20 years, few people have understood or influenced the Bay Area like Gabriel Metcalf, president of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research. Metcalf recently announced a move to Sydney, Australia, and reflected the past two decades.
California Planning & Development Report
August 23, 2018, 10am PDT
An exemption to an existing law was removed Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that affords tenants in rent-controlled buildings the same right to request electric vehicle charging capability as renters in unregulated apartments.
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (California)
August 19, 2018, 11am PDT
The problem of feces in the public realm is rampant in San Francisco, so the city is launching a new "Poop Patrol."
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
To great fanfare, the Salesforce Transit Center opened on Saturday to thousands of visitors anxious to see the huge facility. Sunday was quieter, with the first AC Transit buses arriving on the third-floor bus deck. Train arrivals: TBD.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Essentially, Uber and Lyft chose a tax on rides instead of a gross-receipts tax.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2018, 10am PDT
A new interactive map keeps residents up to date on where the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is working on new projects.
San Francisco Examiner