Brickbat: Overhang Oversight
(John Penney | Dreamstime.com)
Dozens of businesses in San Francisco's Chinatown have been threatened with fines for gates and awnings that have been in place for decades. Why, after all these years, have city building inspectors taken notice of these alleged code violations? They say they have received a rash of anonymous reports about them. City awning permits can cost up to $3,000.