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…

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…

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…

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….

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….

Broken High Rise Window Repaired, Stretch Of Battery Street Reopens
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Broken High Rise Window Repaired, Stretch Of Battery Street Reopens

4:13 PM: A street in San Francisco’s Financial District reopened this afternoon after fire crews repaired a broken window on a high-rise building, according to…

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking For Bayview Opera House Renovations
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Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking For Bayview Opera House Renovations

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials broke ground today on a $5.3 million project to renovate the city’s historic Bayview Opera House…

Demolition Begins On Mission Bay Apartment Destroyed By Five Alarm Fire
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Demolition Begins On Mission Bay Apartment Destroyed By Five Alarm Fire

Crews this afternoon have started demolishing the remains of an apartment building that was under construction in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood when it was…

Tenant Troubles: If I Need To Break My Lease, Am I Responsible For Finding A New Tenant?
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Tenant Troubles: If I Need To Break My Lease, Am I Responsible For Finding A New Tenant?

I had a chaotic experience the first time moving into an apartment. We were first told by the onsite manager that we got the apartment,…

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness
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Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation at the city’s board of supervisors meeting this afternoon aiming to protect LGBT residents from housing discrimination. As…

100-Year-Old Water Main Breaks In Lower Haight
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100-Year-Old Water Main Breaks In Lower Haight

8:31 AM: Crews are making repairs to a water line that burst in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood this morning, fire officials said. The rupture…

Closures In The Works As Dolores Park Renovation Begins

The groundbreaking for a 14-month major improvement project at San Francisco’s Dolores Park will be held Saturday with the head of recreation and park department…

Labor Unions Rally Behind Proposal To Expand SF’s Local Hiring Mandate To Some Private Developments
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Labor Unions Rally Behind Proposal To Expand SF’s Local Hiring Mandate To Some Private Developments

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos introduced legislation at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting that proposes expanding a city program to hire more local workers…

Native American Remains Discovered At Transbay Transit Center Site
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Native American Remains Discovered At Transbay Transit Center Site

Contractors found human remains at the Transbay Transit Center project site in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority…

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes
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Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

In front of an apartment building in San Francisco’s Chinatown this morning, state Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation to help tenants who are being evicted…

Votes Being Solicited For Castro Crosswalk Style And Locations
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Votes Being Solicited For Castro Crosswalk Style And Locations

San Francisco’s Castro District is poised to become more vibrant by the end of the year after the neighborhood benefit district supported plans for an…

Service Finally Restored After Latest West Portal Water Main Break
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Service Finally Restored After Latest West Portal Water Main Break

Repairs on a broken water main in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood were completed Thursday evening, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman said this…

Groups Sue To Block Tech Bus Plan, Say Shuttles “Symbolize a pretty critical housing shortage in our city”
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Groups Sue To Block Tech Bus Plan, Say Shuttles “Symbolize a pretty critical housing shortage in our city”

A coalition of housing, labor and LGBT advocates today filed an environmental appeal against San Francisco’s plan to allow private commuter shuttles to use public…