Campaign HQ for District 3 Supervisor Candidate Aaron Peskin Burglarized
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Campaign HQ for District 3 Supervisor Candidate Aaron Peskin Burglarized

The campaign headquarters of San Francisco District 3 candidate Aaron Peskin were burglarized during a break-in over the weekend but are not suspected of being…

Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed in City Hall Bathroom
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Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed in City Hall Bathroom

A San Francisco sheriff’s sergeant helped save the life of an unconscious man suffering from a drug overdose who was found locked in a City…

City Attorney Settles Suit Seeking Protections For Minors Using Social Networking Site
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City Attorney Settles Suit Seeking Protections For Minors Using Social Networking Site

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced the settlement of a lawsuit he filed last year against social networking site MeetMe alleging the company…

Chief Suhr Requested Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Armored Military Vehicle in 2013
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Chief Suhr Requested Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Armored Military Vehicle in 2013

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr requested an armored tactical vehicle in June 2013 for use in San Francisco. Suhr’s request for a mine-resistant ambush…

Supervisor Announces Plans for Park Funding Ballot Measure
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Supervisor Announces Plans for Park Funding Ballot Measure

Faced with an ongoing shortage of funding for city parks and recreation programs, San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell today announced plans to introduce a measure…

Supes Votes to Create Nation’s First Green Benefit District
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Supes Votes to Create Nation’s First Green Benefit District

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to form what city officials said is the nation’s first green benefit district in the Dogpatch…

Mayor Lee Signs No-Cut City Budget, Increasing City Services
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Mayor Lee Signs No-Cut City Budget, Increasing City Services

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors gathered at City Hall today for the signing of a no-cut budget that…

Supes Expect New In-Law Units to Bolster Rent-Controlled Housing Stock
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Supes Expect New In-Law Units to Bolster Rent-Controlled Housing Stock

Garages, storage areas, basements and other underutilized spaces in District 3 and District 8 of San Francisco just got the green light from the San…

SF and LA Assemblymen to Swap Districts for Three Days
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SF and LA Assemblymen to Swap Districts for Three Days

Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, are swapping places for three days next week during the legislature’s summer recess. No,…

Supes to Offer Expanded Translation Services at Board Meetings
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Supes to Offer Expanded Translation Services at Board Meetings

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will offer translation services in Spanish, Tagalog and Chinese at meetings starting this fall as part of a pilot…

Supervisors Signal Support of New Jail Despite Outcry of Criticism
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Supervisors Signal Support of New Jail Despite Outcry of Criticism

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected an appeal to have a new jail project undergo an environmental impact review and voted in favor of…

Supervisor Farrell Dismisses Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Request for Sanctuary Policy Discussion

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell railed against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s leadership at the sheriff’s department in the lead up to a July 1…

City Fleet To Adopt Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel
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City Fleet To Adopt Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced today that the city’s municipal fleet of vehicles are switching from petroleum diesel to renewable diesel by the end…

Mirkarimi Calls for Hearing on Sanctuary City Policy in Response to Shooting Controversy
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Mirkarimi Calls for Hearing on Sanctuary City Policy in Response to Shooting Controversy

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is urging San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors to hold a hearing on the city’s Sanctuary…

City Officials Seeking State Funding for $240M Jail Project
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City Officials Seeking State Funding for $240M Jail Project

A plan to rebuild decrepit, seismically unsafe jails at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice took a small step forward today despite stiff opposition from community…

Gun Control Reform Introduced, Includes Videotaping Sales and Sharing Data with SFPD
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Gun Control Reform Introduced, Includes Videotaping Sales and Sharing Data with SFPD

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced gun control reforms today that include the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales in San Francisco and requires…

Sheriff Questions ICE Staffing Resources Following Pier Homicide
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Sheriff Questions ICE Staffing Resources Following Pier Homicide

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today defended the release of an undocumented immigrant accused in the shooting death of a 32-year-old woman at a San…

Mayor Proposes Below Average Cost Rental Development
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Mayor Proposes Below Average Cost Rental Development

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee introduced a proposal to city legislators today to build apartments in the Mission neighborhood that sell for less than average,…

SFUSD Approves Budget Increase With Help of Boost in State Funding
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SFUSD Approves Budget Increase With Help of Boost in State Funding

State funding increases allowed the San Francisco Unified School District board on Tuesday to approve a nearly 10 percent operating budget increase for the next…

Environmentalists, Transit Enthusiasts Push for Voter-Approved Downtown CalTrain Extension
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Environmentalists, Transit Enthusiasts Push for Voter-Approved Downtown CalTrain Extension

Environmentalists and transit enthusiasts are urging San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to prioritize a ballot measure that passed in 1999 that required an extension of…

Budget and Finance Committee Approves Mayor’s Two Year, $8.9B City Budget
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Budget and Finance Committee Approves Mayor’s Two Year, $8.9B City Budget

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously today to support the $8.9 billion two-year city budget proposed by San Francisco…

Supervisors Establish Population-Based Police Staffing Policy Despite Public’s Vocal Disapproval
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Supervisors Establish Population-Based Police Staffing Policy Despite Public’s Vocal Disapproval

An ordinance establishing a population-based police staffing policy in San Francisco passed today despite a large crowd of protesters who vocalized their opposition to the…

City Hall’s Centennial Celebration Features Multimedia Light Show, Live Music
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City Hall’s Centennial Celebration Features Multimedia Light Show, Live Music

One hundred years after the construction of San Francisco City Hall, the public is invited to attend a centennial celebration tonight featuring an architectural light…

Supervisors Pass Ordinance Requiring Onsite Water Recycling
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Supervisors Pass Ordinance Requiring Onsite Water Recycling

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance today to mandate the creation of onsite water-recycling systems in sizable new developments while also…

Supes Postpone Vote on Airbnb Legislation, Issue Poised to Go to the Ballot
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Supes Postpone Vote on Airbnb Legislation, Issue Poised to Go to the Ballot

When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week postponed by a month a vote on legislation that would regulate short-term rentals in the city,…

Supervisor Cohen Named President of Employees’ Retirement Board
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Supervisor Cohen Named President of Employees’ Retirement Board

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System Board voted unanimously to elect Supervisor Malia Cohen as the board’s new president Wednesday. Cohen was first appointed to…

Mayor Signs on to President’s New “Startup in a Day” Small Business Initiative
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Mayor Signs on to President’s New “Startup in a Day” Small Business Initiative

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is signing on to President Barack Obama’s new “Startup in a Day” initiative challenging local municipalities to prune down the…

Mayor, Supe Call for City Pension Fund to Invest $125M in First-Time Homebuyer Loans
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Mayor, Supe Call for City Pension Fund to Invest $125M in First-Time Homebuyer Loans

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen today announced a proposal to finance up to 1,500 loans for middle-income families buying their first…

Campos Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Historic Businesses, Nonprofits Facing Displacement
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Campos Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Historic Businesses, Nonprofits Facing Displacement

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos this week announced a ballot initiative intended to protect historic small businesses and nonprofits from displacement by offering financial incentives…

Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ordinance to put Health Warning on Soda Advertisements
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Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ordinance to put Health Warning on Soda Advertisements

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation today that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened…

Sheriff Reduces Solo Visiting Age for Children with Parents in County Jails
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Sheriff Reduces Solo Visiting Age for Children with Parents in County Jails

Children as young as 16 with parents or siblings in jail will be able to make solo visits under policies enacted Monday by the San…

Supervisor Kim’s Mission Rock Development Plan Conflicts With Giants’ Plan
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Supervisor Kim’s Mission Rock Development Plan Conflicts With Giants’ Plan

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim introduced an initiative for the November ballot on Tuesday that could change height limits in the new Mission Rock neighborhood…

Supes Reject Mission Development Moratorium
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Supes Reject Mission Development Moratorium

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed moratorium on market-rate housing development in the city’s Mission District late Tuesday night. The vote on…

City Considers Pros and Cons of Market Rate Housing Moratorium in Mission District
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City Considers Pros and Cons of Market Rate Housing Moratorium in Mission District

Hundreds of San Franciscans descended on City Hall today to voice their opinions prior to a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on…

Big Soda Opposes Supervisors’ Sugary Beverage Warnings
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Big Soda Opposes Supervisors’ Sugary Beverage Warnings

A dietician representing the American Beverage Association was among the few opponents present this afternoon at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and…

City Officials Vow to Ride Public Transit for 22 Day Period Starting Today
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City Officials Vow to Ride Public Transit for 22 Day Period Starting Today

Starting today and spanning the next three weeks, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee have accepted a challenge to…

Mayor Lee to File Nomination Papers Seeking Reelection in November
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Mayor Lee to File Nomination Papers Seeking Reelection in November

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will file nomination papers this morning to seek reelection as mayor of San Francisco in November, campaign officials said. The…

Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of After School, Summer Programs as Part of $690.4M in Educational Funding
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Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of After School, Summer Programs as Part of $690.4M in Educational Funding

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the city school board today announced $690.4 million in funding over the next two years for expanding…

Mayor Lee Proposes $47.3M Funding for SFFD, Emergency Services
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Mayor Lee Proposes $47.3M Funding for SFFD, Emergency Services

Firefighters on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, after confirming the presence of black mold and other hazardous conditions at their former fire station last year, are…

Mayor Lee Announces Proposed $500M for Accelerated Construction of Affordable Housing
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Mayor Lee Announces Proposed $500M for Accelerated Construction of Affordable Housing

Former redevelopment sites in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point, and Transbay neighborhoods could receive $500 million to accelerate construction of affordable…