Supes Vote in Favor of Equal Pay Ordinance for City Contractors
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Supes Vote in Favor of Equal Pay Ordinance for City Contractors

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today in favor of an ordinance amending the city’s administrative code that will require city contractors to…

Supes Support Predictable Schedules, Fair Treatment for Retail Workers Ordinance
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Supes Support Predictable Schedules, Fair Treatment for Retail Workers Ordinance

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance today that aims to provide more predictable schedules and more equal pay for retail workers…

Supervisor Katy Tang Elected as Interim Board of Supes President
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Supervisor Katy Tang Elected as Interim Board of Supes President

San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang was elected to the position of interim president of the Board of Supervisors this evening. Tang will assume the role…

Frida The Chihuahua Is San Francisco’s “Mayor” Today
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Frida The Chihuahua Is San Francisco’s “Mayor” Today

Frida was decreed “Mayor for a Day” at the Friends of Animal Care and Control’s 25th anniversary gala on Sept. 20 in a bidding war…

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…

Avalos Works With ACLU to Create Surveillance Technology Oversight Ordinance
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Avalos Works With ACLU to Create Surveillance Technology Oversight Ordinance

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos is leading an effort to make one of the first ordinances in the country requiring public debate, oversight and accountability…

Supes Pass Legislation Clarifying “Buffer Zones” at Reproductive Health Clinics
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Supes Pass Legislation Clarifying “Buffer Zones” at Reproductive Health Clinics

Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a new version of an existing ordinance…

City Officials Celebrate Acquisition of Visitacion Valley Community Center
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City Officials Celebrate Acquisition of Visitacion Valley Community Center

Supervisor Malia Cohen and Mayor Ed Lee celebrated San Francisco’s acquisition of the Visitacion Valley Community Center on Thursday. The building, located at 66 Raymond…

Hearing Held to Discuss Financial Burden of Towed Stolen Vehicles on Victims
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Hearing Held to Discuss Financial Burden of Towed Stolen Vehicles on Victims

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener held a hearing today to discuss current fees and policies that require victims of auto thefts to pay a hefty…

City Attorney to Appeal Ruling That Overturned Tenant Relocation Assistance Law
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City Attorney to Appeal Ruling That Overturned Tenant Relocation Assistance Law

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he will appeal a ruling by a federal judge on Tuesday that invalidates a city ordinance requiring landlords…

Supes Pass Legislation Regulating Short-Term Rentals, Ordinance Heads to Mayor
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Supes Pass Legislation Regulating Short-Term Rentals, Ordinance Heads to Mayor

An ordinance passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today sends a bill creating a regulatory system for short-term rentals in San Francisco to…

Legislation Introduced Today Requiring Pharmaceutical Companies to Fund Drug Take-Back Programs
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Legislation Introduced Today Requiring Pharmaceutical Companies to Fund Drug Take-Back Programs

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation today that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund…

Supes Vote in Favor of Short-Term Rental Ordinance, Second Vote to Take Place
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Supes Vote in Favor of Short-Term Rental Ordinance, Second Vote to Take Place

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance today that will create a regulatory system for short-term rentals in the city….

Supe Chiu Introduces Ordinance to Provide Chain Store Employees with Predictable Schedules
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Supe Chiu Introduces Ordinance to Provide Chain Store Employees with Predictable Schedules

A new city ordinance introduced to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today could provide part-time hourly employees working at chain stores in San Francisco…

Uber Driver Suspected of Attacking Passenger Raises Concerns Over Ride-Sharing Safety
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Uber Driver Suspected of Attacking Passenger Raises Concerns Over Ride-Sharing Safety

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon expressed concerns about the safety of transportation network companies this afternoon following the arraignment of a 26-year-old Uber driver…

Legislation Proposed to Make Preventative HIV Drugs More Accesible
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Legislation Proposed to Make Preventative HIV Drugs More Accesible

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation today that would allocate about $800,000 to not only assist San Franciscans who can’t afford preventative HIV/AIDS drugs…

Mayor Lee Pushes for Lease Agreement to Help Homeless Vets
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Mayor Lee Pushes for Lease Agreement to Help Homeless Vets

More homeless veterans may soon have a roof over their heads in downtown San Francisco by the end of the year if a lease agreement…

Hastings Employees, Students, Supes Picket Over Contract Impasse
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Hastings Employees, Students, Supes Picket Over Contract Impasse

Nearly 100 people picketed in front of the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood this afternoon to…

Shrimp Boy: Mayor Lee “did something illegal and wants to hide it”
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Shrimp Boy: Mayor Lee “did something illegal and wants to hide it”

A lawsuit filed Thursday against San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee by Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and Alfred Scolari claims that Lee failed to disclose documents…

Mayor Signs $648 Million Contract For New Muni Metro Vehicles
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Mayor Signs $648 Million Contract For New Muni Metro Vehicles

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a contract today that will begin the manufacturing of a new fleet of Muni light rail vehicles, with the…

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…