A Look Back in History: Earthquake Damage in the City

On March 22, 1957 an earthquake struck San Francisco. At a magnitude of 5.7 its epicenter was just off the San Francisco Peninsula near the San Andreas Fault. It was felt in portions of Northern and Central California. The most significant effects were seen in the western portion of Daly City and in the Lake…

Meet the Man Who Keeps the SFPUC’s Headquarters Running

Walk along the corner of Polk Street and Golden Gate Avenue and there lies one of the most sustainable buildings in the country. The SFPUC’s headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco has earned its reputation as one of the greenest buildings, receiving LEED Platinum honors in 2013. From saving 800,000 gallons of…

Your Morning Routine, Brought to You by the SFPUC

B-E-E-P! A fully-charged cellphone alarm startles you out of bed. Time to begin your morning routine! Bleary eyed, you flick on the lights. You brew coffee and turn on the morning news. You flip on the overhead fan as you start your hot shower. It hasn’t even been ten minutes yet, and you have used…

How San Francisco Continues its Advance Toward Public Power

After Governor Newsom recently demanded sweeping reforms to PG&E and said the utility, in its current form, “no longer exists,” and Senator Wiener’s bill announced this week to turn PG&E into a publicly-owned utility, the City and County of San Francisco has launched the Our City, Our Power, a new campaign highlighting San Francisco’s ongoing…