Tag Archives: storm

17th and Folsom to get $200 million flood protection

An improved $200 million drainage system is coming to 17th and Folsom streets to protect against flash floods that have menaced residents and businesses for more than a decade. The catch: it will take six years to build. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dig a 3,500-foot-long tunnel that is roughly 12 feet in diameter. It will begin near...

Folsom Flood Could Trigger Lawsuit

Charging multiple years of negligence and broken promises, a group of businesses in the northeast Mission plan to sue the city for failing to prevent a sewage spill that caused thousands of dollars in damage last month when heavy rains overwhelmed the drainage system. It’s not clear just how many will join the suit, but so far seven businesses have...

Texting and BFFs

We know the news of the Haiti earthquake is horrific to everyone but it maybe hits even closer to home for those who live in earthquake-land. Earthquakes are especially fresh in our mind because the Haiti quake came only days after the 6.5 earthquake in Eureka. In any case, we’re happy to see people are donating as much as they...