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…

Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF
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Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a $75,000 settlement payment to the city from a former supervisor for an alleged violation of…

Watch The Board Of Supervisors Honor Ocean Beach’s Hero Surfer
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Watch The Board Of Supervisors Honor Ocean Beach’s Hero Surfer

A San Francisco high school student who saved two distressed swimmers at Ocean Beach while surfing last week was recognized by the San Francisco Board…

Woman Departs City Hall For Cross-Country Run To New York
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Woman Departs City Hall For Cross-Country Run To New York

Endurance athlete Jessica Goldman ran off from San Francisco City Hall this morning for a cross-country run to New York City that she hopes will…

“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…

Current Board Of Supervisors Members Face FBI Questions Over Leland Yee Corruption Allegations
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Current Board Of Supervisors Members Face FBI Questions Over Leland Yee Corruption Allegations

Members from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be meeting with the FBI in the coming week as part of an investigation into alleged…

Mayor Lee Sends Press Release Celebrating SFMTA Move To Abolish Sunday Meter Enforcement
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Mayor Lee Sends Press Release Celebrating SFMTA Move To Abolish Sunday Meter Enforcement

6:28 PM: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted today to abolish Sunday parking meter enforcement when it approved its new two-year…

Students Offered $1000 To Suggest Even More Laws For San Francisco
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Students Offered $1000 To Suggest Even More Laws For San Francisco

Students who suggest worthwhile improvements to San Francisco’s laws now have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship and may see their ideas introduced to…

Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!
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Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!

The San Francisco Superior Court has put out a call for residents to apply to serve on the city’s Civil Grand Jury for the upcoming…

City Leaders Hit The Pavement For Walk To Work Day
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City Leaders Hit The Pavement For Walk To Work Day

Many San Francisco city leaders, public safety officials and community members took to the streets this morning for the second annual Walk to Work Day….

Disgraced Former SF Supe Ed Jew Reports For Month Of Jail Time
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Disgraced Former SF Supe Ed Jew Reports For Month Of Jail Time

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is back in jail this afternoon after surrendering for a 60-day term behind bars for a perjury charge connected…

SF Kids Honored For Bravery During Medical Emergencies
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SF Kids Honored For Bravery During Medical Emergencies

Two San Francisco 10-year-olds were honored today for their bravery while making 911 calls in two situations where their mothers had medical emergencies. At an…

Recycling Company To Pay SF $500K For Alleged Metal Theft Violations
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Recycling Company To Pay SF $500K For Alleged Metal Theft Violations

One of San Francisco’s largest metal recyclers will pay the city $500,000 as a settlement in a civil case brought by the district attorney’s office…

Matthew Roybal Named SF’s “911 Dispatcher of the Year” For Work During Crash Of Asiana Flight 214
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Matthew Roybal Named SF’s “911 Dispatcher of the Year” For Work During Crash Of Asiana Flight 214

The city’s Board of Supervisors and fire chief honored a San Francisco 911 dispatcher this afternoon for his work coordinating the emergency response during the…

Board Of Supervisors OKs Plan To Add In-Law Apartments In Castro District
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Board Of Supervisors OKs Plan To Add In-Law Apartments In Castro District

Legislation that will allow for the creation of new in-law units in San Francisco’s Castro District was unanimously approved at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors…

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…

Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days
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Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days

The terms for former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s one-year sentence in county jail were modified this afternoon to include community service hours in San…

Tagalog Joins Chinese And Spanish As Languages San Francisco City Departments Must Communicate In
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Tagalog Joins Chinese And Spanish As Languages San Francisco City Departments Must Communicate In

San Francisco has certified Tagalog as a third language that must be used in communicating essential city services, city officials announced today. Tagalog, the official…

911 Dispatchers Warn Of Public Safety Risk, Rally For More Staffers
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911 Dispatchers Warn Of Public Safety Risk, Rally For More Staffers

Emergency dispatchers rallied in front of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management building in the city’s Western Addition this afternoon to call on the…

Following Board Of Supes Disappointment, Opponents Of SFMTA Tech Bus Plan Mulling Legal Action
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Following Board Of Supes Disappointment, Opponents Of SFMTA Tech Bus Plan Mulling Legal Action

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided late Tuesday night to deny an appeal that would have stalled the start of a pilot program for…

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…

Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper
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Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper

A state senator, a San Francisco supervisor, a former 49ers football player—even the Giants mascot Lou Seal—jumped off a downtown hotel building this afternoon as…

SF’s Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Ordinance Regulating Use And Sales Of E-Cigarettes
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SF’s Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Ordinance Regulating Use And Sales Of E-Cigarettes

Smoking e-cigarettes is getting harder to do in parts of the Bay Area after the San Francisco and Santa Clara County boards of supervisors approved…

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…