Legislation Would Protect Educators From Evictions During School Year
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Legislation Would Protect Educators From Evictions During School Year

Supervisor David Campos today introduced legislation that would give teachers and families with children new protections from eviction — at least during the school year….

Bernal Heights Resident Facing Eviction Accused Of Starting Fire In Home
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Bernal Heights Resident Facing Eviction Accused Of Starting Fire In Home

A Bernal Heights resident faced with eviction proceedings was arrested Tuesday night in connection with an alleged arson in his home, according to police. Firefighters…

San Francisco To Get Upgrades To Free Wi-Fi System In Time For Super Bowl Events
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San Francisco To Get Upgrades To Free Wi-Fi System In Time For Super Bowl Events

San Francisco will be getting upgrades to the city’s free Wi-Fi service in time for the upcoming Super Bowl, the mayor’s office announced today. The…

Home Sales Up Strongly Last Month
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Home Sales Up Strongly Last Month

Home sales last month among all Bay Area counties were up strongly compared to the previous month, according to data released today by research firm…

City Attorney Sends Letter To Record Company For Justin Bieber Graffiti
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City Attorney Sends Letter To Record Company For Justin Bieber Graffiti

International pop star Justin Bieber and his record label are under fire from San Francisco’s city attorney for their guerilla marketing campaign, which includes illegal…

Developer on Major SoMa Project Agrees to Increase Affordable Units to 40 Percent
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Developer on Major SoMa Project Agrees to Increase Affordable Units to 40 Percent

The developer of a major new housing development in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood that is set to come before the Board of Supervisors…

Scotland Man Indicted for Using Twitter to Manipulate Stock Prices
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Scotland Man Indicted for Using Twitter to Manipulate Stock Prices

A U.K. man was indicted in San Francisco today for allegedly using Twitter to defame technology companies, tanking their stock so he could buy it…

Central Market Tax Break Costs City $34M
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Central Market Tax Break Costs City $34M

A temporary payroll tax exemption extended to Twitter and other businesses in San Francisco’s Mid-Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods cost the city more than $33 million…

Former DEA Agent Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Prison for Corruption in Silk Road Probe
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Former DEA Agent Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Prison for Corruption in Silk Road Probe

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who admitted stealing more than $500,000 in Bitcoin while investigating the Silk Road black market website was sentenced…

Twitter CEO Announces Plan to Layoff Hundreds of Employees
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Twitter CEO Announces Plan to Layoff Hundreds of Employees

The San Francisco-based micro-blogging website Twitter announced this morning that it will lay off hundreds of its employees. The company’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced on…

Measure F Supporters Question City Enforcement Of Short-Term Rental Laws
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Measure F Supporters Question City Enforcement Of Short-Term Rental Laws

Proponents of a ballot measure intended to increase the regulation of short-term rentals and home sharing today questioned the effectiveness of existing city regulations that…

Dreamforce Conference Draws Crowds with Big Name Lineup, Shuts Down City Street
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Dreamforce Conference Draws Crowds with Big Name Lineup, Shuts Down City Street

The Dreamforce conference, a major tech event featuring top-name speakers and performers, has taken over San Francisco this week. The conference, an annual event hosted…

Court Says Music Companies Must Consider Fair Use Before Issuing YouTube Takedown Notices
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Court Says Music Companies Must Consider Fair Use Before Issuing YouTube Takedown Notices

A federal appeals court in San Francisco today made it harder for music companies to issue takedown notices for homemade YouTube videos that use brief…

Bay Area Home Sales Prices Near Historic Highs
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Bay Area Home Sales Prices Near Historic Highs

The prices of homes sold in the Bay Area over the last two months are nearing historic highs, while the number of sales are near…

City Attorney Investigates Alleged Violation of Rent Control Laws at Trinity Plaza
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City Attorney Investigates Alleged Violation of Rent Control Laws at Trinity Plaza

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that a newly-constructed residential development project in the city’s South of Market neighborhood appears to be unlawfully…

Supes Expect New In-Law Units to Bolster Rent-Controlled Housing Stock
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Supes Expect New In-Law Units to Bolster Rent-Controlled Housing Stock

Garages, storage areas, basements and other underutilized spaces in District 3 and District 8 of San Francisco just got the green light from the San…

SF Real Estate Property Value Increases $11.7B
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SF Real Estate Property Value Increases $11.7B

San Francisco’s already pricey real estate got even more expensive in the past year, with property values increasing by $11.7 billion compared to the previous…

Campos Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Historic Businesses, Nonprofits Facing Displacement
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Campos Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Historic Businesses, Nonprofits Facing Displacement

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos this week announced a ballot initiative intended to protect historic small businesses and nonprofits from displacement by offering financial incentives…

Notorious Landlord Sued by City for Allegedly Bullying Tenants Out of Rent-Controlled Units
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Notorious Landlord Sued by City for Allegedly Bullying Tenants Out of Rent-Controlled Units

A San Francisco landlord who is allegedly bullying elderly and disabled tenants into surrendering their rent-controlled apartments has been sued by the city. City Attorney…

Supervisor Kim’s Mission Rock Development Plan Conflicts With Giants’ Plan
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Supervisor Kim’s Mission Rock Development Plan Conflicts With Giants’ Plan

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim introduced an initiative for the November ballot on Tuesday that could change height limits in the new Mission Rock neighborhood…

Supes Reject Mission Development Moratorium
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Supes Reject Mission Development Moratorium

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed moratorium on market-rate housing development in the city’s Mission District late Tuesday night. The vote on…

City Considers Pros and Cons of Market Rate Housing Moratorium in Mission District
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City Considers Pros and Cons of Market Rate Housing Moratorium in Mission District

Hundreds of San Franciscans descended on City Hall today to voice their opinions prior to a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on…

Silk Road Operator Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
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Silk Road Operator Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

San Francisco resident Ross William Ulbricht, the founder of the notorious black market drug site Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison in Manhattan…

Twitter Launches NeighborNest Program to Teach Tech to Low Income, Homeless
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Twitter Launches NeighborNest Program to Teach Tech to Low Income, Homeless

NeighborNest, a new community space staffed with Twitter employees, is opening today in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood to help homeless and low-income residents access…

Notorious Eviction Attorney Gets Thrown Off Case For Violation Of Conduct Guidelines
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Notorious Eviction Attorney Gets Thrown Off Case For Violation Of Conduct Guidelines

A county judge has thrown a San Francisco law firm off a court battle over a Richmond District eviction lawsuit originally filed more than a…

Controller Reports Job and Residential Real Estate Market Strong
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Controller Reports Job and Residential Real Estate Market Strong

Economic data for the City and County of San Francisco indicate the job and residential real estate markets remain strong, according to a report released…

Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck Six Year Old Appears in Court
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Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck Six Year Old Appears in Court

A former Uber driver who fatally struck a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve made his initial court appearance today…

Consumer Protection Complaint Filed Against Uber, Settlement Reached With Lyft
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Consumer Protection Complaint Filed Against Uber, Settlement Reached With Lyft

Today, the San Francisco and Los Angeles County district attorneys filed a settlement with the transportation network company Lyft over a civil consumer protection action…

Uber Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter
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Uber Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

An Uber driver accused of striking and killing a 6-year-old girl while driving in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve has been charged with misdemeanor…

The Sony Pictures Hack: Hollywood’s Snowden Moment
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The Sony Pictures Hack: Hollywood’s Snowden Moment

On November 24 the world found out that Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked and had disabled its entire corporate network, including locations that spanned Culver…

FBI Denies Claim They They Used Drones To Spy On Defendant In Senator Leland Yee Corruption Case
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FBI Denies Claim They They Used Drones To Spy On Defendant In Senator Leland Yee Corruption Case

Update, 11/15/2014: The FBI is saying that the aerial video footage that Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s lawyers initially claimed was from a drone, was in fact…

Jail Offering Computer Tablets to Inmates
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Jail Offering Computer Tablets to Inmates

Inmate education at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department just got a little more sophisticated. Beginning this week, jail inmates will have the opportunity to access…

UberX Drivers Rally For Fair Pay Outside Uber Headquarters
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UberX Drivers Rally For Fair Pay Outside Uber Headquarters

Dozens of Uber drivers held a rally in front of the company’s headquarters in San Francisco this afternoon to protest what they say are unfair…

Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy
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Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy

A group of San Francisco drag queens who were locked out of their Facebook accounts in recent weeks because they didn’t use their legal names…

SF Expands Free Wi-Fi to 32 Parks and Open Spaces
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SF Expands Free Wi-Fi to 32 Parks and Open Spaces

San Franciscans can now get free wireless Internet access in 32 city parks, plazas and open spaces, thanks to a grant from Google, city officials…

SF DA Expresses Concerns Over Safety of Carpooling Apps
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SF DA Expresses Concerns Over Safety of Carpooling Apps

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has sent letters to transportation network companies Lyft, Uber and Sidecar threatening legal action, officials said today. Among other…

Politicians Call Shenanigans On CPUC’s Cosy Relationship With PG&E
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Politicians Call Shenanigans On CPUC’s Cosy Relationship With PG&E

San Mateo County politicians blasted the California Public Utilities Commission this morning as they called upon Attorney General Kamala Harris to open an investigation into…

Hundreds Line Up Outside Downtown Apple Store To Buy Telephone
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Hundreds Line Up Outside Downtown Apple Store To Buy Telephone

Hundreds of people are lining up this morning at the Apple store on Stockton Street in San Francisco for a chance to buy Apple’s new…

Facebook Offers “Hollow Gesture” of Restoring Select Drag Queens’, Others’ Accounts For Two Weeks
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Facebook Offers “Hollow Gesture” of Restoring Select Drag Queens’, Others’ Accounts For Two Weeks

Facebook officials today said they would restore the profiles of San Francisco drag queens and others that had recently been suspended or removed under it’s…

Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy
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Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using…