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…

Residents Describe Filthy, Unsafe Conditions At Sunnydale Public Housing Project
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Residents Describe Filthy, Unsafe Conditions At Sunnydale Public Housing Project

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff toured San Francisco’s Sunnydale public housing project Thursday following a deadly fire in April that has stirred…

Vendors Still Waiting For Contract From Developer To Ensure Flower Mart’s Future
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Vendors Still Waiting For Contract From Developer To Ensure Flower Mart’s Future

Following a community meeting at the San Francisco Flower Mart in the city’s South of Market neighborhood over concerns that the market could be decommissioned,…

Expedited Trial Scheduled for Case Involving Evicted Nob Hill Tenants
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Expedited Trial Scheduled for Case Involving Evicted Nob Hill Tenants

A federal judge in San Francisco declined today to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords…

Supporters Of Waterfront Development Measure Rally Against Gavin Newsom’s Lawsuit Against SF
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Supporters Of Waterfront Development Measure Rally Against Gavin Newsom’s Lawsuit Against SF

A group of residents gathered outside the San Francisco Ferry Building today to call on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other members of the State…

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Ingleside Shootout
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Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Ingleside Shootout

A San Francisco man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison this morning for the murder of a man killed in a shootout…

Mayor Announces New Loan Program for Affordable Housing
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Mayor Announces New Loan Program for Affordable Housing

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday a new loan program designed to protect longtime low-income tenants in the city, according to the mayor’s office….

SF Planning Commission Considering New Short-Term Rental Laws in Hearing
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SF Planning Commission Considering New Short-Term Rental Laws in Hearing

The San Francisco Planning Commission this afternoon is weighing in on legislation that would change laws surrounding short-term home rentals, such as listings through the…

“They’re a symbol of the arrogance and takeover of the city”: Tech Buses Blocked In Mission
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“They’re a symbol of the arrogance and takeover of the city”: Tech Buses Blocked In Mission

Senior and disability advocates blocked two tech buses for half an hour in the Mission District this morning to protest rising eviction rates of vulnerable…

Landlords Sue SF Over Plan To Increase Relocation Payments For Displaced Tenants
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Landlords Sue SF Over Plan To Increase Relocation Payments For Displaced Tenants

Property owners, landlord groups and their attorney announced a lawsuit this morning against a new San Francisco law that bumps up relocation assistance payments owed…

Infamous SF Eviction Lawyers Use DMCA Claim to Silence Protest Video
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Infamous SF Eviction Lawyers Use DMCA Claim to Silence Protest Video

Please scroll down for an update to this story. Not content to help landlords evict tenants from their homes and businesses, Daniel Bornstein at the…

Bucking State Trend, Bay Area Unemployment Rates Rise
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Bucking State Trend, Bay Area Unemployment Rates Rise

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area increased slightly from May to June, bucking a downward trend statewide, according to data released today by California’s Employment…

Bay Area Home Sales Up in June
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Bay Area Home Sales Up in June

Bay Area home sales were slightly up in June but remained below long-term levels, according to data services provider DataQuick. Prices on homes also continued…

Lawsuit Filed Against Proposition that Requires Vote for Waterfront Height Limit Increases
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Lawsuit Filed Against Proposition that Requires Vote for Waterfront Height Limit Increases

The California State Lands Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday opposing the city’s Proposition B, which was approved by voters in June and requires proposed building…

Sex Worker, Former Hustler Club Dancer In Court After Arrest For Heroin Death Of Former Apple, Google Exec
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Sex Worker, Former Hustler Club Dancer In Court After Arrest For Heroin Death Of Former Apple, Google Exec

A prostitute and former San Francisco exotic dancer made her first appearance in Santa Cruz County Superior Court today since being arrested Friday in the…

Environmental Impact Report for $1.15 Billion Treasure Island Development Upheld in Court
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Environmental Impact Report for $1.15 Billion Treasure Island Development Upheld in Court

The city of San Francisco’s environmental impact report on plans for a $1.5 billion development with 20,000 residents at the former Navy base on Treasure…