Supes Hold Hearing on Public Access to HIV Preventative Drug
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Supes Hold Hearing on Public Access to HIV Preventative Drug

Medical professionals and supporters of free access to preventative HIV/AIDS drugs expressed their desire at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee hearing today to…

Supe Breed Calls for Ballot Measure to Ensure Faster Ambulance Response Times
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Supe Breed Calls for Ballot Measure to Ensure Faster Ambulance Response Times

Lagging ambulance response times in San Francisco led Supervisor London Breed on Tuesday to introduce a request for a ballot measure requiring the fire department…

City Allocates $2.1M to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, Families
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City Allocates $2.1M to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, Families

About a dozen children attended the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting this afternoon thanking the supervisors for passing an ordinance today devoting more than…

Supe Farrell to Introduce Proposal to Adopt Public Sector Car-Sharing
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Supe Farrell to Introduce Proposal to Adopt Public Sector Car-Sharing

San Francisco may soon save millions of dollars by reducing its fleet of city vehicles and adopting a government car-sharing program under legislation being introduced…

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…

Defense Attorneys In Leland Lee Corruption Case Line Up To Get Details On Undercover Fed’s Alleged Misconduct
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Defense Attorneys In Leland Lee Corruption Case Line Up To Get Details On Undercover Fed’s Alleged Misconduct

Update: Today in federal court Judge Charles Breyer denied Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s second attempt to lift the the gag order preventing attorneys from discussing…

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…

Lech Walesa Street Renamed Dr. Tom Waddell Place
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Lech Walesa Street Renamed Dr. Tom Waddell Place

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to change the name of Lech Walesa Street to Dr. Tom Waddell Place. Supervisor Jane Kim…

Supervisor Mar Proposes Retail Workers Bill Of Rights
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Supervisor Mar Proposes Retail Workers Bill Of Rights

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar introduced legislation today that would encourage retail employers to offer employees full-time employment and discourage them from giving their workers…

Mayor Lee Signs $500M Bond for Transportation Improvements
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Mayor Lee Signs $500M Bond for Transportation Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a $500 million transportation infrastructure bond for the November ballot on Monday while also unveiling other initiatives for improving…

Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee
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Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee

A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment today that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland…

As Rumors Of New Indictment Swirl, Lawyer Demands Documents Connecting SF Officials To Leland Yee Case
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As Rumors Of New Indictment Swirl, Lawyer Demands Documents Connecting SF Officials To Leland Yee Case

Amidst rumors of a superseding indictment in the state Senator Leland Yee corruption case — within 24 hours, according to sources, and likely including RICO…

Resolution Passed to Renovate Francisco Reservoir
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Resolution Passed to Renovate Francisco Reservoir

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a resolution that will turn the inoperable Francisco Reservoir into a new city…

Mayor Lee Signs $17 Billion Budget for Next Two Years
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Mayor Lee Signs $17 Billion Budget for Next Two Years

Mayor Ed Lee signed a two-year $17.2 billion balanced budget for San Francisco this morning, calling it the first time in six years the city…

Proposed Soda Tax Gains Traction Ahead of Tuesday Supe Vote
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Proposed Soda Tax Gains Traction Ahead of Tuesday Supe Vote

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the…

Avalos Aide on Leave After Affair with Supe Revealed
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Avalos Aide on Leave After Affair with Supe Revealed

An aide to a San Francisco supervisor is on leave after it was revealed today that she was romantically involved with her boss. Supervisor John…

Muni Drivers OK Contract That Gets Them 15% Raise
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Muni Drivers OK Contract That Gets Them 15% Raise

San Francisco Municipal Railway operators ratified a contract Monday in a deal brokered by former Mayor Willie Brown that gives employees a roughly 15 percent…

Supe Introduces Resolution to Lift Ban on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors
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Supe Introduces Resolution to Lift Ban on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end…

Initiative To Increase Funding For SF Public Schools Added To November Ballot
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Initiative To Increase Funding For SF Public Schools Added To November Ballot

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee with the full support of the Board of Supervisors today sent a charter amendment to the November ballot that aims…

Board Of Supes Meeting Disrupted By Demonstration In Support On Nonprofits, 11 Detained
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Board Of Supes Meeting Disrupted By Demonstration In Support On Nonprofits, 11 Detained

Eleven protesters were removed from San Francisco City Hall and detained this afternoon after calling for an increase in nonprofit contractor funding as the board…

Former SF City Attorney’s Office Staffer Says She Was Fired For Investigating Multi-Million Dollar Sewer Scam
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Former SF City Attorney’s Office Staffer Says She Was Fired For Investigating Multi-Million Dollar Sewer Scam

San Francisco unnecessarily paid millions of dollars in sewer replacement claims in an alleged scheme by the city attorney’s office that a staffer was fired…

SF Supes Committee Approves $17 Billion Two-Year Budget
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SF Supes Committee Approves $17 Billion Two-Year Budget

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ committee has reached a consensus on the mayor’s roughly $17 billion two-year budget for fiscal years 2014-15 and 2015-16….

Supe Calls for Protection of LGBT Citizens in El Salvador
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Supe Calls for Protection of LGBT Citizens in El Salvador

In honor of June as Pride month and the massive San Francisco Pride celebration and parade coming up this weekend, San Francisco Supervisor David Campos…

Rally Held for Children of Incarcerated Parents
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Rally Held for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Dozens of local youths and advocates rallied outside San Francisco City Hall this morning and called on the city to address the needs of young…

Supes, Activists, File Anti-Speculation Tax Measure
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Supes, Activists, File Anti-Speculation Tax Measure

Tenant organizations, housing rights groups and other supporters gathered in front of San Francisco’s City Hall this afternoon before filing a November ballot measure to…

Rainbow Flag Raised Above City Hall to Celebrate Pride Month
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Rainbow Flag Raised Above City Hall to Celebrate Pride Month

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee raised the rainbow flag above City Hall this morning to celebrate June as Pride month for members of the LGBT…

Competing Ballot Measures Would Ask Voters To Make Decision On Beach Chalet Astro-Turf Plan
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Competing Ballot Measures Would Ask Voters To Make Decision On Beach Chalet Astro-Turf Plan

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and eight city supervisors announced a ballot measure Monday to ask voters in November to allow improvements to city children’s…

Board Of Supes OKs Sheriff’s Move To Lower Cost Of Calls Made From SF Jails
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Board Of Supes OKs Sheriff’s Move To Lower Cost Of Calls Made From SF Jails

A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors endorsed a resolution today proposed by the San Francisco sheriff to lower the cost of phone…

SF Won’t Be Hosting The Next America’s Cup, Last Year’s Race Lost SF $11.5 Million
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SF Won’t Be Hosting The Next America’s Cup, Last Year’s Race Lost SF $11.5 Million

A day after San Francisco was eliminated as a candidate to host the next America’s Cup, Mayor Ed Lee released a statement saying the city…

Under New Proposal, SF’s Minimum Wage Would Hit $15/Hour In 2018
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Under New Proposal, SF’s Minimum Wage Would Hit $15/Hour In 2018

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this afternoon introduced a proposed measure that would gradually bump San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by July…

Lawmakers, Concerned Citizens Rally Against GGNRA’s New Restrictions For Dogs In Their Parks
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Lawmakers, Concerned Citizens Rally Against GGNRA’s New Restrictions For Dogs In Their Parks

Bay Area lawmakers and concerned citizens rallied at City Hall this morning to urge the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to reconsider a proposal that…

David Chiu, David Campos Gear Up For November Fight For State Assembly Seat
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David Chiu, David Campos Gear Up For November Fight For State Assembly Seat

Two San Francisco supervisors will face each other in a runoff race for one of the city’s state assembly seats this November following Tuesday’s primary…

SF City Attorney: Muni Driver Sickout Is Illegal
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SF City Attorney: Muni Driver Sickout Is Illegal

As a San Francisco Municipal Railway workers “sickout” continues for a third day, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed charges today with the state’s…

SF Voters Approve Waterfront Development Restrictions, $400 Million Earthquake Safety Bond
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SF Voters Approve Waterfront Development Restrictions, $400 Million Earthquake Safety Bond

A proposition to put future San Francisco waterfront development decisions to a vote and a measure for a $400 million earthquake safety bond both appear…

SF Supe Plans Resolution To Urge End To Muni Driver Sickout
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SF Supe Plans Resolution To Urge End To Muni Driver Sickout

A San Francisco supervisor said he plans to introduce a resolution at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting urging San Francisco Municipal Railway drivers to end…

Mayor Presents Budget To Board Of Supes: $21.6 For Homeless Services, 10% Service Increase For Muni
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Mayor Presents Budget To Board Of Supes: $21.6 For Homeless Services, 10% Service Increase For Muni

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee presented his budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to the Board of Supervisors today, outlining his two-year financial plans…

SF “Political Junkie” Sought By FBI Continues To Post To Social Media
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SF “Political Junkie” Sought By FBI Continues To Post To Social Media

A man wanted by the FBI for allegedly possessing explosive materials at his home in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood appears to have posted a…

SF Voters Prepare To Decide Fate Of Waterfront Development, $400 Million Earthquake Safety Bond
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SF Voters Prepare To Decide Fate Of Waterfront Development, $400 Million Earthquake Safety Bond

San Francisco voters will be deciding whether to put future waterfront development decisions to a public vote and also determining the fate of a $400…

Shots Fired Outside San Francisco City Hall
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Shots Fired Outside San Francisco City Hall

6:03 PM: Police detained one person after gunshots were fired outside of San Francisco City Hall this afternoon, according to a police spokesman. Reports of…

Deadline To Register To Vote By Mail Swiftly Approaches
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Deadline To Register To Vote By Mail Swiftly Approaches

The last day to request to vote by mail in next month’s primary election is Tuesday, according to San Francisco elections officials. Those interested in…