State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks
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State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks

Both California and San Francisco lawmakers have introduced legislation that could keep chewing tobacco out of baseball parks, including the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park….

Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination
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Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today introduced a resolution supporting efforts to eliminate personal belief exemptions for vaccinations for children in California. If approved, the…

Supervisor Kim and Local Organizations Launch Fundraiser for Fire Victims
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Supervisor Kim and Local Organizations Launch Fundraiser for Fire Victims

A direct giving campaign has been set up for victims of the Hyde Street fire that displaced 23 residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district Thursday….

City Funds Domestic Violence Counselors for Public Housing Residents
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City Funds Domestic Violence Counselors for Public Housing Residents

Domestic violence counseling is now being made directly available to at-risk residents of San Francisco’s public housing units. In a partnership between the San Francisco…

City Report Suggests Policy Change to Decrease Collisions, Speeding on City Streets
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City Report Suggests Policy Change to Decrease Collisions, Speeding on City Streets

A city report detailing the health and safety benefits San Francisco could garner by reducing speed limits on city streets was lauded by bicyclist and…

Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016
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Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016

After years of planning, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to launch a city-run clean energy program for…

Supes Support Establishing Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
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Supes Support Establishing Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today in favor of an ordinance that establishes a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Supervisor Malia Cohen,…

Mayor Lee Calls for Shared Economic Prosperity in State of the City Address
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Mayor Lee Calls for Shared Economic Prosperity in State of the City Address

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee delivered his annual State of the City address today and shared his plan to reduce the city’s economic gap by…

Money Secured to Extend Public Toilet, Waste Program in Tenderloin, SoMa
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Money Secured to Extend Public Toilet, Waste Program in Tenderloin, SoMa

A public toilet and waste program in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood that was set to end on Friday has been extended, with plans to expand,…

Supes Adopt Ordinance Requiring Annual Report of All Subsidized Housing Evictions
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Supes Adopt Ordinance Requiring Annual Report of All Subsidized Housing Evictions

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance today requiring city-funded contractors to submit annual reports to the city regarding all evictions from subsidized…

Supe Wiener Proposes Greater Transparency, Reforms to City’s Ballot Initiative System
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Supe Wiener Proposes Greater Transparency, Reforms to City’s Ballot Initiative System

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener announced today that he is pursuing an amendment to the city charter requiring real-time disclosure of top donors for all…

Supe London Breed Elected as Board President
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Supe London Breed Elected as Board President

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed beat out Supervisor David Campos in an election today by the members of the Board of Supervisors for the seat…

Supes Approve Reappointment of Retirement Board Member
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Supes Approve Reappointment of Retirement Board Member

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Ed Lee’s reappointment of Wendy Paskin-Jordan to the city’s Retirement Board Wednesday despite scrutiny expressed by community…

Julie Christensen Appointed by Mayor Lee as New District 3 Supe
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Julie Christensen Appointed by Mayor Lee as New District 3 Supe

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today appointed small business owner and political activist Julie Christensen as the new supervisor for the city’s District 3. The…

It’s Time To “Treecycle” Your Christmas Tree, San Francisco
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It’s Time To “Treecycle” Your Christmas Tree, San Francisco

San Francisco city officials are getting excited this morning about the smell of mulched evergreens in front of City Hall. Residents and visitors can get…

Supes Vote Down Police Brutality Resolution
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Supes Vote Down Police Brutality Resolution

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted down a resolution drafted by San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos affirming the board’s support of the right of…

Retired City Workers Speak Out Against Reappointment of Former First Lady to Retirement Board
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Retired City Workers Speak Out Against Reappointment of Former First Lady to Retirement Board

San Francisco community members and retirees spoke out at the board of supervisors meeting today against Mayor Ed Lee’s reappointment of Wendy Paskin-Jordan to the…

Supe Breed Proposes Legislation to Protect Night Clubs From Noise Complaints
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Supe Breed Proposes Legislation to Protect Night Clubs From Noise Complaints

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed introduced an ordinance at the board of supervisors meeting today to preserve the city’s music venues at a time when…

Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods
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Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance earlier this week that will stop the issuance of new tobacco permits to retailers in San…

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…