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Foster City is a planned city located in San Mateo County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,803.

Foster City was founded in the 1960s on engineered landfill in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay, on the east edge of San Mateo. (More Info and Source) Foster City Real Estate

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2 men shot at Richmond Target

Richmond police confirm to KTVU that two men were shot in the parking lot of the Target store on MacDonald Avenue Tuesday night.

The watch commander told the officer that the two victims were targeted and not random, adding that the shooting could have resulted from vehicle to vehicle shootout.

Heather Holmes will have a live report at 10 p.m.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:39 -0700

Nearby business complains of soot a month after Mission Bay blaze

The Bimma Loft furniture store sits directly across the street from the burned out apartment complex on Fourth Street near China Basin in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. 

A massive fire destroyed the $227 million high-rise construction project in March.

"We've been getting scratchy throats and coughs, all unexplained," said store manager John Marez.

For safety, he says, the store has restricted customer access and is losing thousands of dollars a month in business.

An environmental firm Tuesday analyzed particles on store surfaces and in the air.

Marez is sure irritants are from across the street.

"As you can see there are workers up there now and there are dust plumes that go up into the air," he said. "Our air ducts are directly across the street."

A letter he showed KTVU from an insurance attorney for developer BRE Properties denies responsibility.

It reads in part, "we cannot be sure the alleged particles in your store are from the BRE Properties project."

The attorney did not return KTVU phone calls Tuesday, but in an email offered to arrange for air testing next week.

The attorney claims tests already show no hazardous material at the burn site.

"So this is how they're treating their community members? Shame on them," said Marez.

After cleaning up the burned structure, BRE Properties plans to rebuild the apartment complex. That could take two and a half years.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:19:09 -0700

New 11M gallon water tank critical in case of major seismic event

Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities commission gave KTVU a look inside the new 11-million gallon water reservoir at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant in San Bruno before it’s filled. 

"This facility is critical to supply water to customers after a major seismic event,” said Dan Wade with the SFPUC.

Voters approved bond measures in 2002 to upgrade the City's aging water system.

"In terms of seismic reliability this is going to be [the most] state of the art in the entire country,” said Wade.

The reservoir will hold enough water to supply firefighters and homeowners for several hours following a major quake.

In 1906, fire, not the actual ground shake caused the most damage. Fears of catastrophic flames should be doused when the facility is completed next year. 

Crews still need to seal and clean the concrete in the reservoir. It will be finished with a coating much like a swimming pool. The 11-million-gallons of water that will fill it are nearly equivalent to 20 Olympic size swimming pools. 

The water storage facility is one of 83 upgrade projects, which include dam and pipeline reinforcement. Wade wants rate payers to be assured that the $4.6 billion program is not money down the drain.

"This project is on budget and on time," said Wade.

The remaining seismic upgrades to the water system should be completed by 2016. 


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:40:43 -0700

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