SF Sues Two Landlords Who Allegedly Ellis Acted Tenants, Turned Buildings Into Tourist Rentals
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SF Sues Two Landlords Who Allegedly Ellis Acted Tenants, Turned Buildings Into Tourist Rentals

Lawsuits were filed by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today against two landlords who allegedly illegally converted residential apartments into short-term rental units used…

Three Buildings Rendered Uninhabitable By Duboce Triangle Fire
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Three Buildings Rendered Uninhabitable By Duboce Triangle Fire

A three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood this afternoon has been extinguished after damaging three buildings and injuring one firefighter, fire officials said….

2,500 Workers Expected To Fill 26-Floor San Francisco Office Building Staked Out By LinkedIn
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2,500 Workers Expected To Fill 26-Floor San Francisco Office Building Staked Out By LinkedIn

The professional networking company LinkedIn has signed a lease for an entire 26-story building under construction in San Francisco’s Financial District. Mayor Ed Lee and…

San Francisco Teachers Seek 21% Pay Increase, Cite Skyrocketing Housing Costs
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San Francisco Teachers Seek 21% Pay Increase, Cite Skyrocketing Housing Costs

San Francisco teachers are rallying ahead of a Board of Education meeting this evening, calling for a 21 percent pay increase to allow teachers to…

Golden State Warriors Officially Confirm Plans To Dump Waterfront Arena, Build In Mission Bay
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Golden State Warriors Officially Confirm Plans To Dump Waterfront Arena, Build In Mission Bay

The Golden State Warriors today formally announced their plans to build a new arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, a shift from the team’s…

As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page
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As An SF Internet Tycoon Admits To Domestic Violence, A Battle Continues On His Wikipedia Page

As news broke yesterday that Internet tycoon Gurbaksh Chahal admitted to domestic violence in San Francisco court, the Appeal discovered a substantial and concerted effort…

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

Mission District Fire Causes $150,000 In Damage
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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…

Tenant Troubles: Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?
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Tenant Troubles: Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?

My building is two units over a garage and storage space. Originally, the basement was divided 50/50 between apartments but apparently the landlord didn’t give…

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

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

Bus-Blocking Protesters Call Out Google Staffer Who’s Allegedly Trying To Evict Guerrero Street Tenants
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Bus-Blocking Protesters Call Out Google Staffer Who’s Allegedly Trying To Evict Guerrero Street Tenants

Dozens of protesters in San Francisco blocked a bus headed for Google headquarters this morning and dozens more are expected during a march this afternoon…

Report From Housing Group Illustrates Displacement Of Bay Area Minorities
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Report From Housing Group Illustrates Displacement Of Bay Area Minorities

As the median income of neighborhoods in Oakland and San Francisco has gone up over the last 20 years, their demographics have shifted dramatically, with…

Mayor Ed Lee, SF Chamber Of Commerce Could Be At Odds Over Plan To Raise Minimum Wage To $15/Hour
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Mayor Ed Lee, SF Chamber Of Commerce Could Be At Odds Over Plan To Raise Minimum Wage To $15/Hour

A coalition of community and labor advocates today planned to submit a proposed ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Francisco to $15…

Google Commuter Bus Blocked On Valencia Street By Clown-Costumed Protesters
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Google Commuter Bus Blocked On Valencia Street By Clown-Costumed Protesters

Ahead of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ hearing this afternoon on a pending pilot program to charge private shuttle buses for using public bus…

Fate Of SFMTA’s $1 Agreement With Tech Buses To Be Determined At Meeting Tuesday
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Fate Of SFMTA’s $1 Agreement With Tech Buses To Be Determined At Meeting Tuesday

The fate of an 18-month pilot program that would charge private commuter buses $1 each time employees are picked up or dropped off at public…

Operating Practices Violations: PG&E Braces For Federal Criminal Charges
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Operating Practices Violations: PG&E Braces For Federal Criminal Charges

PG&E Co. and its parent corporation announced today they expect to be hit with federal criminal charges related to a fatal pipeline explosion in San…

Tenant Troubles: Is The Rule Of Seven Really A Thing?
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Tenant Troubles: Is The Rule Of Seven Really A Thing?

Is there some type of seven-year rule that benefits landlords if they do not raise the rent for seven years and then increase it all…

Destroyed By Fire, West Portal Squat And Gobble Reopens Wednesday
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Destroyed By Fire, West Portal Squat And Gobble Reopens Wednesday

More than a year after a fire shut its doors, the Squat and Gobble restaurant in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood will reopen Wednesday morning…

Harding Golf Course Reopens After $1.2 Million Renovation
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Harding Golf Course Reopens After $1.2 Million Renovation

San Francisco city leaders celebrated the reopening of Harding Golf Course this morning following the completion of $1.2 million in renovations to the historic park….

Supervisors Join City Workers Rallying Against Tech Company Tax Breaks, Private Shuttles
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Supervisors Join City Workers Rallying Against Tech Company Tax Breaks, Private Shuttles

Hundreds of city workers gathered in front of San Francisco’s City Hall for a noontime protest decrying tax breaks for high-tech companies and other deals…

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Out Local Tech Companies For Lack Of Diversity
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Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Out Local Tech Companies For Lack Of Diversity

Civil rights activist The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. said today that Palo Alto-based computer products firm Hewlett-Packard and other technology companies should try harder to…

Prices For Everything Rise In The Bay Area
Bay Area

Prices For Everything Rise In The Bay Area

It’s not just housing prices that are going up in the Bay Area, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released Tuesday. The Consumer…

Fans Of Joe’s Cable Car Invited To Bid On Keepsakes From Closing Restaurant
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Fans Of Joe’s Cable Car Invited To Bid On Keepsakes From Closing Restaurant

Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant, a fixture of San Francisco’s Excelsior District for nearly 50 years, closed its doors for good Sunday but is offering customers…

SFFD Extinguishes Castro Blaze

A one-alarm house fire has been extinguished after burning for about 20 minutes near San Francisco’s Castro district this afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said….