San Francisco

[San Francisco City and County] FBI and San Francisco Police have been lying about scope of joint counterterrorism investigations, document suggests

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE OFFICERS working on an FBI counterterrorism task force were routinely given low-level assignments that would invite violations of local San Francisco law and policy, according to an internal FBI legal analysis obtained by The Intercept.

[San Francisco City and County] Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

Bay Area residents breathed a sigh of relief this week after a series of earthquakes that rocked the region proved not to be “the big one.”

Striking just days before the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake — a magnitude 6.9 temblor that killed 63 people on October 17, 1989 — the string of seismic events beginning Monday night provided a reminder of the very real threat earthquakes present for the region.

[San Francisco County and City] Supe Proposes Expanding City's Emergency Fire Response

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar is calling for the city to expand its abilities to fight emergency fires across the city, ensuring that all of the city's neighborhoods are equally protected in the event of a major disaster.

During Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Mar introduced legislation to declare a state of urgency in order to expand the city's Emergency Firefighting Water System, with a special emphasis on the covering the city's west and southeast neighborhoods.