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  • Mayor Lee & Supervisor Chu Launch Invest In Neighborhoods Pilot to Protect Small Businesses & Increase Access - November 27, 2012
  • Ex-SF Worker-Turned-Landlord to Pay Record Fine - July 18, 2012
  • San Francisco Landlord Fined Record $800K for 467 Code Violations - July 10, 2012
  • Officials Announce SF's Largest-Ever Settlement for Housing Code Violations - July 9, 2012
  • San Francisco Immersed In Construction Boom - July 6, 2012
  • Permit Me To Explain - October, 2011
  • Empty, Uncared For and a Blight on Its Mission Street Neighborhood - July 7, 2011
  • New State Law Mandates That Deadly Carbon Monoxide Must Be Monitored - July 7, 2011
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm Laws Take Effect July 1, 2011 - June 27, 2011
  • New Sewage Law In Effect, But Some SF Restaurants Did Not Get The Memo - May 17, 2011
  • Fewer Participating In San Francisco's Soft-Story Retrofit Program - April 19, 2011
  • California Looks To Update Quake Plans - April 1, 2011
  • San Francisco's Soft-Story Buildings Lie Vulnerable To Quake - March 19, 2011
  • Cold, San Francisco? Probably Because You Have No Insulation - August 10, 2010
  • Construction stimulus drives new projects - July 22, 2010
  • Heroic efforts save buried man - July 13, 2010
  • Historic Items From Sacred Heart Church Sold To Benefit Academy - June 11, 2010
  • New Legislation On Soft-Story Wood-Frame Buildings - April 21, 2010
  • Dilapidated Buildings Targeted In San Francisco - April 9, 2010
  •  Floor Collapse Leaves Lakeview Home Uninhabitable - March 30, 2010

  • 311 For SROs Gets a Push - March 18, 2010
  • In Crackdown, SF Abandoned Building Fee Hiked Ninefold - February 12, 2010
  • Newsom Pledges To Require Quake Retrofits - February 6, 2010
  • San Francisco Blight Law Shows Few Results So Far - February 1, 2010
  • Permit Fees May Discourage Earthquake Retrofits - January 31, 2010
  • Seismic Retrofit Mandate Set To Move Forward - January 17, 2010

     

  • San Francisco Cracks Down On Vacant Buildings - November 21, 2009
  • S.F. Offers Incentives to Retrofit Buildings - October 2, 2009
  • Legislation Will Help Protect Soft-Story Buildings From Quake - October 2, 2009 
  • In Conversation with DB­I Director Vivian L. Day – May 2009
  • Italy's Earthquake Reverberates on America's Fault-Lined Coast - April 16, 2009
  • San Francisco Cottage's Demise Spurs Calls For New Rules - March 17, 2009
  • San Francisco Construction Slows To a Crawl - March 9, 2009
  • San Francisco Identifies Buildings Most At Risk - February 21, 2009
  • San Francisco Mayor Backs Mandatory Earthquake Retrofits - February 13, 2009
  • San Francisco Quake Report - February 2, 2009
  • City Advised To Require Building Retrofits - January 22, 2009
  • DBI Collaborates with Bio Tech Industry To Implement New L-Occupancy Code Requirements - October 17, 2008
  • Local Earthquake Panel Returns From China - August 18, 2008
  • Mayor Newsom Announces Legislation to Improve Seismic Safety - July 8, 2008
  • Mayor's Executive Directive 08-07 on Seismic Strengthening of Soft Story Buildings (pdf) - July 7, 2008
  • Director Hasenin's Response to the Chronicle regarding Soft Story Buildings (pdf) - June 30, 2008
  • Quake Safety An Obligation - May 30, 2008
  • Bracing For A Quake - May 23, 2008
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger Appointed Hasenin to the State Building Standards Commission - December 21, 2007
  • S.F. Building To Be Torn Down Following 18-Hour Fire - December 19, 2007
  • Fire Destroys Former S.F. Home of Irish Fraternal Organization - December 19, 2007
  • Drilling Causes Rockfall on Broadway in SF - October 5, 2007
  • Rainy Season Brings S.F. Slide Worries - September 24, 2007
  • Some North Beach Condos Still Red-Tagged - September 24, 2007
  • Get the Nuts and Bolts on Building in San Francisco at Summit - September 19, 2007
  • SF Planning and Urban Research Association- September 2007
  • New Call for Sane S.F. Planning - September 7, 2007
  • Expanded Over-The-Counter Permit Services - August, 2007
  • SF Landlord Hit with Hefty Fine - July 19, 2007
  • Dream House Slips Into a Nightmare - June 24, 2007
  • Changes to DBI - June 15, 2007
  • New Building Chief Lays Out Ambitious Reform Plan - May 8, 2007
  • San Francisco Dream House collapses on Sunnyside Hill - May 7, 2007
  • Interview With Isam Hasenin - April 11, 2007
  • Nob Hill Foundation Collapses, Three Injured - March 30, 2007
  • Rockslide Creates Mountain of Problems - February 28, 2007
  • Telegraph Hill Landslide Forces 120 from Homes - February 28, 2007
  • North Beach Landslide Leads to Seven Red- Tagged Buildings - February 27, 2007
  • Turning the Page at the Department of Building Inspection - February 17, 2007
  • S.F. Relaxes Rules on Solar Power Installation - January 17, 2007
  • New Steel Wall Promises Cheaper, Stronger Quake-proof Construction - November 21, 2006
  • Performance Designs on Hold - November 13, 2006
  • S.F. Workshop for Builders, Owners - September 27, 2006
  • S.F. Preps Grand Southern Lawsuit - September 22, 2006
  • Supporting Sustainability at DBI - September 15, 2006
  • Scraphouse: Putting Junk in Perspective - September 13, 2006
  • Ethics Panel Oks Rules for Building Inspectors - September 12, 2006
  • Building Agency Head Plans New Ethics Rules - September 9, 2006
  • DBI Turns Up Heat on Scofllaw Landlords - August 15, 2006
  • DBI Responds To Media Coverage of New Reforms - July 31, 2006
  • One Rincon – DBI Pros Talk to Carl Nolte on the "Anatomy of a Building" - July 2, 2006
  • Chief Housing Inspector Rosemary Bosque’s May 2006 Interview with SF Apartment Magazine
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