San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would change how city residents can rent out rooms at homes and apartments through home-sharing websites…

Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF

Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a $75,000 settlement payment to the city from a former supervisor for an alleged violation of…

Mission District Fire Causes $150,000 In Damage

Mission District Fire Causes $150,000 In Damage

A two-alarm fire at an apartment building in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighborhood Tuesday evening displaced nine residents and caused about $150,000 in damage, a…

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and city Supervisor London Breed today announced a crackdown on misbehavior during unofficial celebrations at Golden Gate Park Sunday…

Not Guilty Plea For Woman Accused Of Defrauding Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund

Not Guilty Plea For Woman Accused Of Defrauding Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund

A Sacramento woman charged for allegedly defrauding a San Francisco-based charity out of more than $121,000 over a period of year-and-a-half pleaded not guilty in…

Woman Accused Of Felling Scene Of Fatal Pedestrian Collision Pleads Not Guilty

Woman Accused Of Felling Scene Of Fatal Pedestrian Collision Pleads Not Guilty

A woman accused of fleeing the scene after running over and killing an elderly woman crossing the street in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood last…

BART’s Fleet Of The Future Debuts In SF To Cheers And Jeers (Slideshow)

BART’s Fleet Of The Future Debuts In SF To Cheers And Jeers (Slideshow)

Hundreds turned out in San Francisco this morning to tour the BART train of tomorrow. But not everyone was on board with what they saw….

Watch The Board Of Supervisors Honor Ocean Beach’s Hero Surfer

Watch The Board Of Supervisors Honor Ocean Beach’s Hero Surfer

A San Francisco high school student who saved two distressed swimmers at Ocean Beach while surfing last week was recognized by the San Francisco Board…

Firefighter Injured Tuesday While Trying To Manage Smoky Situation At Andronico’s

Firefighter Injured Tuesday While Trying To Manage Smoky Situation At Andronico’s

A firefighter suffered minor injuries after a refrigerator with an overheated compressor sent smoke into a grocery store in San Francisco’s Sunset District on Tuesday…

Taxi Driver Strikes Woman In Downtown SF

Taxi Driver Strikes Woman In Downtown SF

A woman was struck by a taxi driver in downtown San Francisco this afternoon, a police spokesman said. The collision was reported at 12:36 p.m….

Toddler Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Wednesday Morning House Fire

Toddler Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Wednesday Morning House Fire

4:24 PM: Two people killed in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood this morning have been identified as a mother…

Woman Departs City Hall For Cross-Country Run To New York

Woman Departs City Hall For Cross-Country Run To New York

Endurance athlete Jessica Goldman ran off from San Francisco City Hall this morning for a cross-country run to New York City that she hopes will…

See BART’s New Train Cars At Justin Herman Plaza Today

See BART’s New Train Cars At Justin Herman Plaza Today

BART is unveiling its “Fleet of the Future” model train on Wednesday as part of the agency’s fourth-annual Blue Sky Festival in San Francisco. The…

“You gave all our money away”: City Workers Protest Twitter Tax Break

“You gave all our money away”: City Workers Protest Twitter Tax Break

Tax breaks by San Francisco for Mid-Market employers were the target of a rally outside City Hall this afternoon by a public employee union that…

Nine Displaced In Two-Alarm Fire At Dolores And 14th

Nine Displaced In Two-Alarm Fire At Dolores And 14th

7:41 PM: A two-alarm fire at a residential building in San Francisco’s Mission District was brought under control this evening, fire officials said. The fire…

Reports Of Smoke Empty Sunset District Andronico’s

Reports Of Smoke Empty Sunset District Andronico’s

Fire crews are responding this afternoon to a report of smoke at Andronico’s Market in San Francisco’s Sunset District. The report came in at 4:35…

Taxi Driver Strikes Woman In Wheelchair Near UN Plaza

Taxi Driver Strikes Woman In Wheelchair Near UN Plaza

A woman in a wheelchair was hit by a taxi near San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza this afternoon, fire officials said. The collision was reported…

Shrimp Boy Pleads Not Guilty

Shrimp Boy Pleads Not Guilty

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the leader of the Chinatown-based Chee Kung Tong organization, and four other defendants pleaded not guilty in federal court in San…

Mayor Lee Sends Press Release Celebrating SFMTA Move To Abolish Sunday Meter Enforcement

Mayor Lee Sends Press Release Celebrating SFMTA Move To Abolish Sunday Meter Enforcement

6:28 PM: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted today to abolish Sunday parking meter enforcement when it approved its new two-year…

SFFD Releases Report On Massive Mission Bay Blaze: “Hot or smoldering object” Sparked Fire

SFFD Releases Report On Massive Mission Bay Blaze: “Hot or smoldering object” Sparked Fire

The San Francisco Fire Department released a report this morning finding that a five-alarm fire that destroyed an apartment building under construction in the city’s…

Officials Confirm That Woman Pulled From Beneath BART Train Had Jumped In Front Of It

Officials Confirm That Woman Pulled From Beneath BART Train Had Jumped In Front Of It

A woman pulled from under a train at San Francisco’s Montgomery BART station Monday afternoon had apparently jumped in front of the train as it…

Last Minute Tax Filers Beware: Local Post Offices Will *Not* Extend Their Hours Tonight

Last Minute Tax Filers Beware: Local Post Offices Will *Not* Extend Their Hours Tonight

While post offices will not be keeping different hours on tax day, two post offices in the Bay Area are open late in case any…

Students Offered $1000 To Suggest Even More Laws For San Francisco

Students Offered $1000 To Suggest Even More Laws For San Francisco

Students who suggest worthwhile improvements to San Francisco’s laws now have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship and may see their ideas introduced to…

Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!

Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!

The San Francisco Superior Court has put out a call for residents to apply to serve on the city’s Civil Grand Jury for the upcoming…

Person Extracted From Beneath BART Train At Montgomery Station, Service Resumes

Person Extracted From Beneath BART Train At Montgomery Station, Service Resumes

6:24 PM: San Francisco’s Montgomery BART station has reopened and trains are recovering from a delay this evening after a person was extracted from beneath…