SAN FRANCISCO — The state of California awarded $80 million to San Francisco out of the $500 million in revenue bonds the state issued through Senate Bill 863 to help expand jails after a federal court order to reduce prison populations.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO — The Judicial Council recently accepted recommendations from its Court Facilities Working Group to indefinitely delay seven new courthouse projects due to ongoing state budget cuts. The seven projects — in Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Placer and Plumas Counties — will be paused until funding is restored or regained through cost savings on other projects.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO — Alcatraz Island has not held inmates since 1963, but construction next to the famous prison is under way.
A 72-year-old water tower, the most visible feature on Alcatraz Island from San Francisco, is wrapped in white tarp and scaffolding as it undergoes more than $1 million in repairs.
The island has welcomed visitors to San Francisco’s bay since it became a national recreation area in 1972.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO —California-based planning and design firm HMC Architects recently merged with Beverly Prior Architects of San Francisco.