Federal Judge Strikes Down City Ordinance Requiring Steep Payouts to Ellis Act Evictees

Federal Judge Strikes Down City Ordinance Requiring Steep Payouts to Ellis Act Evictees

A federal judge today struck down a San Francisco ordinance that steeply increased payments landlords were required to pay tenants evicted from properties they intended…

Legislation Proposed to Make Preventative HIV Drugs More Accesible

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…

Hastings Employees, Students, Supes Picket Over Contract Impasse

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…

Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy

Facebook Agrees to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using…

Supe Campos Calls for Facebook, Drag Queens to Meet Over Profile Name Crackdown

Supe Campos Calls for Facebook, Drag Queens to Meet Over Profile Name Crackdown

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website’s recent crackdown on…

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

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…

“You gave all our money away”: City Workers Protest Twitter Tax Break

“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…

Supervisors Join City Workers Rallying Against Tech Company Tax Breaks, Private Shuttles

Supervisors Join City Workers Rallying Against Tech Company Tax Breaks, Private Shuttles

Hundreds of city workers gathered in front of San Francisco’s City Hall for a noontime protest decrying tax breaks for high-tech companies and other deals…

Endangered Tenants Rally In Favor Of Changes To Ellis Act Outside City Hall, Then Landlords Argue Against It Inside

Endangered Tenants Rally In Favor Of Changes To Ellis Act Outside City Hall, Then Landlords Argue Against It Inside

Tenants facing eviction rallied with San Francisco city supervisors on the steps of City Hall today in support of legislation introduced by Supervisor David Campos…

CCSF Students, Faculty Protest Pepper Spraying And Arrest Of Students

CCSF Students, Faculty Protest Pepper Spraying And Arrest Of Students

After a protest that led to City College of San Francisco students being pepper sprayed and arrested on campus Thursday, students and faculty came to…

City Hall Celebrates Supe’s Birthday With Friendly Mayoral Ribbing, “LinkedIn for Dummies” Book

City Hall Celebrates Supe’s Birthday With Friendly Mayoral Ribbing, “LinkedIn for Dummies” Book

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed Tuesday John Avalos Day at the board of supervisor’s meeting in honor of the supervisor’s 50th birthday. Spirits were…

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation at the city’s board of supervisors meeting this afternoon aiming to protect LGBT residents from housing discrimination. As…

Survivors Of Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Victims Rally At City Hall To Demand A Safety Net

Survivors Of Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Victims Rally At City Hall To Demand A Safety Net

Family members and friends of suicide victims who died jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge gathered at the steps of San Francisco City Hall today…

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

In front of an apartment building in San Francisco’s Chinatown this morning, state Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation to help tenants who are being evicted…

“We want Twitter to pay its fair share” 24 Cops Police Protesters (Including Two Supes) Against Corporate Tax Breaks

“We want Twitter to pay its fair share” 24 Cops Police Protesters (Including Two Supes) Against Corporate Tax Breaks

San Francisco Supervisors John Avalos and David Campos joined San Francisco city workers today in a protest outside Twitter’s Market Street headquarters calling for an…

“The lack of transparency that we have seen needs to change”: Supe Campos Calls Out CCSF’s “Special Trustee”

“The lack of transparency that we have seen needs to change”: Supe Campos Calls Out CCSF’s “Special Trustee”

City College of San Francisco should have its elected Board of Trustees restored by state officials who last year installed a special trustee to oversee…

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just isn’t practical”

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just isn’t practical”

A Board of Supervisors’ neighborhood services and safety committee today discussed plans for a $290-million jail project to replace the decrepit jail facilities on the…

Does SF Need A New Jail? Supes To Discuss Thursday Afternoon

Does SF Need A New Jail? Supes To Discuss Thursday Afternoon

A proposal to build a new jail in San Francisco is the topic of a hearing scheduled Thursday at a Board of Supervisors committee meeting…

SF’s Pedestrian Safety Crisis: SFPD Chief Vows To Enforce Existing Laws

SF’s Pedestrian Safety Crisis: SFPD Chief Vows To Enforce Existing Laws

San Francisco city leaders and police officials pledged during a joint hearing at City Hall Thursday night to strengthen enforcement of traffic violations and work…

Wage Theft Victims Get $800,000 Check

Wage Theft Victims Get $800,000 Check

Dozens of San Francisco care home workers were presented with an $800,000 check for unpaid wages this morning. The wage settlement came from two recent…

Displaced Tenants Call For Change At City Hall Hearing On Ellis Act Evictions

Displaced Tenants Call For Change At City Hall Hearing On Ellis Act Evictions

Tenants being evicted or displaced from rental units in San Francisco came to City Hall today to tell their stories at a committee hearing of…

Supes Delay Vote On Proposal To Deny Federal Immigration Hold Requests As Mayoral Veto Looms

Supes Delay Vote On Proposal To Deny Federal Immigration Hold Requests As Mayoral Veto Looms

A proposal to bar San Francisco law enforcement officials from complying with federal immigration detainer requests was put on hold today as city supervisors debated…

Officials Welcome Mexican Museum To Its Future Home

Officials Welcome Mexican Museum To Its Future Home

San Francisco officials today welcomed The Mexican Museum to its future home in the city’s Yerba Buena neighborhood, where it will join several other museums…

Supes Go Head To Head: Chiu, Campos Both Running Away From City Hall, Towards Ammiano’s Seat In Sacramento

Supes Go Head To Head: Chiu, Campos Both Running Away From City Hall, Towards Ammiano’s Seat In Sacramento

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu today announced his candidacy for a state Assembly seat. Chiu is seeking to replace Assemblyman Tom Ammiano,…

SF Giants Pitcher Sergio Romo Joins SF Officials To Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccinations

SF Giants Pitcher Sergio Romo Joins SF Officials To Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccinations

San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo joined city and health care leaders today to highlight medical problems facing the local Hispanic community and to encourage…

SF Foreclosure Showdown Brews: While Supe Wants To Explore Plan To Protect Underwater Homeowners, Mayor Wants To “work closer with the banks”

SF Foreclosure Showdown Brews: While Supe Wants To Explore Plan To Protect Underwater Homeowners, Mayor Wants To “work closer with the banks”

A controversial proposal by the city of Richmond to buy underwater mortgages from struggling homeowners has the backing of a San Francisco supervisor who said…

Mission District Gun Buyback Trades $15,500 For Firearms

Mission District Gun Buyback Trades $15,500 For Firearms

A gun buyback event in San Francisco’s Mission District on Thursday netted 157 firearms, according to Supervisor David Campos’ office. Four of the firearms were…

Gun Buyback Planned For Mission District This Thursday

Gun Buyback Planned For Mission District This Thursday

San Francisco city officials are holding a gun buyback event in the Mission District on Thursday to try to reduce the potential for violence in…

Supe Campos Officially Announces State Assembly Bid

Supe Campos Officially Announces State Assembly Bid

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is announcing today that he will run for state Assembly. Campos, who represents San Francisco’s District 9, which includes the…

“Tamale Lady” Using Indiegogo To Raise $155,000 To Start Restaurant

“Tamale Lady” Using Indiegogo To Raise $155,000 To Start Restaurant

San Francisco’s “Tamale Lady,” who was banned earlier this month from selling her famous food at local restaurants, today launched a crowd-sourced fundraising campaign to…

Supes Could Block New Residency Requirements For SF’s Homeless Services

Supes Could Block New Residency Requirements For SF’s Homeless Services

Changes to the requirements for homeless families to apply for longer-term housing in San Francisco were up for discussion Thursday morning. The Neighborhood Services and…

Supervisor Campos “doing everything we can to make sure the Tamale Lady stays in business”

Supervisor Campos “doing everything we can to make sure the Tamale Lady stays in business”

A week after a San Francisco bar said it would no longer be able to allow the “Tamale Lady” to serve her famous food at…

Public Housing Hearing: “This is not a natural disaster folks, it was manmade”

Public Housing Hearing: “This is not a natural disaster folks, it was manmade”

Residents in San Francisco’s public housing projects and their advocates spoke out today at City Hall, where a hearing was held on a report outlining…

Financial Mismanagement, Squalid Conditions: Supe Calls For Hearing To Review SF’s Housing Authority

Financial Mismanagement, Squalid Conditions: Supe Calls For Hearing To Review SF’s Housing Authority

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos this afternoon called for a hearing regarding the city’s Housing Authority and introduced legislation to improve transparency for the commission…

Board Of Supes Approves Plan To Create 25-Foot Protest Buffer Zone Outside Reproductive Health Clinics

Board Of Supes Approves Plan To Create 25-Foot Protest Buffer Zone Outside Reproductive Health Clinics

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today gave unanimous initial approval to legislation that will create a 25-foot buffer zone around entrances to reproductive health…

Supe Drops Proposal To Rename SFO After Harvey Milk, Says It Was Too Divisive

Supe Drops Proposal To Rename SFO After Harvey Milk, Says It Was Too Divisive

A proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after assassinated Supervisor Harvey Milk is being dropped by its author, who said today that the idea…

Supes Critical Of SFPD Market Street Camera Plan, Bay To Breakers Backpack Ban

Supes Critical Of SFPD Market Street Camera Plan, Bay To Breakers Backpack Ban

Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors held a hearing Thursday to review security plans for the…

Plan For 25-Foot Buffer Zone For Abortion Clinic Protesters Assured Approval From Board Of Supervisors

Plan For 25-Foot Buffer Zone For Abortion Clinic Protesters Assured Approval From Board Of Supervisors

A proposal to create a 25-foot buffer zone around entrances to reproductive health clinics in San Francisco was passed onto the full Board of Supervisors…

Chief Suhr Announces “LGBT Safe Zones” At All SFPD Stations

Chief Suhr Announces “LGBT Safe Zones” At All SFPD Stations

San Francisco’s police chief announced at the Mission police station this morning that that station along with the city’s nine other precincts have been designated…

Walk To Work Day: Chief Suhr Says Pedestrians Should Feel Safe

Walk To Work Day: Chief Suhr Says Pedestrians Should Feel Safe

12:19 PM: Many steps were taken during the morning commute today for San Francisco’s first Walk to Work Day. City leaders, including police Chief Greg…