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On Docks, Workers Still Have Power

For longshoremen, union clout nets high pay, strong pensions, and free health care.

March 3, 2015

PG&E Natural Gas Operation Honored, But Critics Say Pipeline System Remains Unsafe

By George Avalos, The Oakland Tribune SAN BRUNO, California—PG&E on Tuesday announced it has received two international certifications for being a best-in-class operator of a natural gas system—but San Bruno city officials quickly denounced the certifications, saying the utility continues to operate unsafe gas pipelines in California. The debate over the safety of PG&E’s system […]

May 28, 2014

San Francisco: Massive Fire Causes Catastrophic Damage In Mission Bay

By Katie Nelson, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — A huge, out-of-control fire caused catastrophic damage to a quarter-billion-dollar apartment complex under construction at Fourth Street near China Basin in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. The massive blaze broke out shortly after 5 p.m., spreading through the building […]

March 12, 2014