San Francisco FD cited for ‘serious’ violations in fatal fire

SAN FRANCISCO &#8211 The San Francisco Fire Department has been cited by state investigators for “serious” worker safety violations in the deaths of two firefighters who died while battling a house fire. A report by the state Occupational Safety and Health said firefighters outside the house lost track of Lt. Vincent Perez and firefighter-paramedic Anthony […]

San Jose’s deficit estimate slashed dramatically as pension costs fall

SAN JOSE, CA &#8211 New pension cost projections unveiled Thursday were expected to slash San Jose’s $80 million deficit next year by more than half, easing fears of libraries and community centers closing and prompting Mayor Chuck Reed to call off Tuesday’s scheduled vote on whether to declare a fiscal emergency. Reed was set to […]