Supervisor Chiu Announces Program That Will Provide Free Legal Aid for Migrant Children

Supervisor Chiu Announces Program That Will Provide Free Legal Aid for Migrant Children

Free legal help is on the way for the rising number of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America and other immigrants facing deportation in San…

SF Planning Commission Considering New Short-Term Rental Laws in Hearing

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…

Supes, Community Members Advocate For Central Subway Extension To Fisherman’s Wharf

Supes, Community Members Advocate For Central Subway Extension To Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials marked a milestone in the Central Subway project this morning with the completion of tunnel boring…

Lawmakers, Concerned Citizens Rally Against GGNRA’s New Restrictions For Dogs In Their Parks

Lawmakers, Concerned Citizens Rally Against GGNRA’s New Restrictions For Dogs In Their Parks

Bay Area lawmakers and concerned citizens rallied at City Hall this morning to urge the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to reconsider a proposal that…

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…

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Supporters and opponents of room-sharing services such as Airbnb that allow people to use their homes as short-term lodging for a fee held dueling rallies…

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

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…

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

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 Supes Backing Warning Label Proposal For Sugary Drinks

SF Supes Backing Warning Label Proposal For Sugary Drinks

San Francisco elected leaders are backing a state bill that would add warning labels to sugary drinks such as sodas and energy drinks. At the…

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…

French President: SF “is the place where tomorrow’s world is being invented”

French President: SF “is the place where tomorrow’s world is being invented”

French President Francois Hollande was greeted by state and city leaders, French-American students and other guests at a San Francisco City Hall reception late this…

Supe Proposes Giving Tenants First Chance To Buy Their Building Up For Sale

Supe Proposes Giving Tenants First Chance To Buy Their Building Up For Sale

A San Francisco supervisor called for legislation that would give tenants a chance to purchase their buildings for sale at fair market value rather than…

Beverage Advocacy Group Decries Sugary Drink Fee As “taxes that raise the cost of living”

Beverage Advocacy Group Decries Sugary Drink Fee As “taxes that raise the cost of living”

San Francisco supervisors today introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in…

Earthquake Safety Bond Measure Takes Detour When Supe Tries To Add $25 Million For Streetlights To Mix

Earthquake Safety Bond Measure Takes Detour When Supe Tries To Add $25 Million For Streetlights To Mix

A $400 million bond measure to finance public safety infrastructure upgrades in San Francisco was put on hold today while the city’s Board of Supervisors…

Bottled Water Group Argues Against Proposed Ban, Says Consumers Will Resort To Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

Bottled Water Group Argues Against Proposed Ban, Says Consumers Will Resort To Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

The sale of plastic water bottles on city property could soon be banned under a proposal introduced Tuesday by a San Francisco supervisor. The proposal…

Bay Area Residents Have Mixed Reactions To Obama’s Immigration Speech

Bay Area Residents Have Mixed Reactions To Obama’s Immigration Speech

Bay Area elected officials and others who heard President Barack Obama’s speech about immigration reform at the Betty Ong Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown…

SF’s Credit Rating Hits All-Time High

SF’s Credit Rating Hits All-Time High

San Francisco’s credit rating went up to the highest grade it has received from major bond rating agencies in city history, the mayor’s office announced…

Supes Approve Legislation Allowing Parents To Ask For Flexible Work Schedules

Supes Approve Legislation Allowing Parents To Ask For Flexible Work Schedules

Employees in San Francisco with children or other dependents will have the right to request a more flexible work schedule via legislation given unanimous initial…

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…

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,…

New Hospitals For SF: Mayor Signs CPMC Deal

New Hospitals For SF: Mayor Signs CPMC Deal

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today signed legislation approving plans for construction on two new California Pacific Medical Center hospitals in the city. Lee was…

SF Chamber: Legislation Mandating Greater Work Schedule Flexibility For Parents “doesn’t send the right message”

SF Chamber: Legislation Mandating Greater Work Schedule Flexibility For Parents “doesn’t send the right message”

Employees in San Francisco who are parents or caregivers could soon have the right to request a more flexible and predictable work schedule via legislation…

Port Of San Francisco Celebrates 150th Anniversary, More Events Planned For Sunday

Port Of San Francisco Celebrates 150th Anniversary, More Events Planned For Sunday

The Port of San Francisco is celebrating 150 years serving the city’s waterfront and maritime community and held an anniversary bash at Pier 39 Wednesday….

Restrictions For Lobbyists Proposed To “lead to a better and more open government”

Restrictions For Lobbyists Proposed To “lead to a better and more open government”

Lobbyists seeking to influence San Francisco city officials could soon be subjected to new disclosure requirements and restrictions proposed today. The legislation authored by Board…

Hundreds March In Support Of Funding For Early Childhood Education

Hundreds March In Support Of Funding For Early Childhood Education

As many as 200 young children, parents and child care providers rallied at San Francisco’s City Hall Friday morning urging city and state lawmakers to…

Quake Commemoration: New Public Safety Building, Soft Story Legislation Signed

Quake Commemoration: New Public Safety Building, Soft Story Legislation Signed

On the 107th anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, city officials Thursday celebrated the topping out of the new seismically safe Public Safety…

No New Pubs For Polk Street, As Bar Ban Unanimously Passes

No New Pubs For Polk Street, As Bar Ban Unanimously Passes

Sorry, Polk St, but it looks like you won’t be turning into little Las Vegas after all. As we’ve previously reported, the growing number of…

Learn More Than You Might Want To Know About How SF Spends Its Money With SFOpenBook

Learn More Than You Might Want To Know About How SF Spends Its Money With SFOpenBook

As a way to promote accountability and give you yet another city-based website to devote your time to (sorry, The Lineup, but you’re just too…

City Officials Promote Gender Equality, Union Protests Pay Cuts Proposal For City Employees

City Officials Promote Gender Equality, Union Protests Pay Cuts Proposal For City Employees

San Francisco officials today called on the city’s private sector to promote gender equality in the workplace but also faced criticism from their own city…

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…

Supe Has To Resort To Resolution To Get Parking Data From City Agencies

If there was an app that might prevent you from getting towed, you’d probably use it, right? But one San Francisco Supervisor who’s says he’s…

Smile For The Camera: New Bars Might Be Taping You, Giving The Footage To SFPD

Smile For The Camera: New Bars Might Be Taping You, Giving The Footage To SFPD

As reported earlier, a lot of new bars have been popping up in SF lately. But did you know that at least some of those…

Should SF Ban New Polk Street Bars? (Poll)

Should SF Ban New Polk Street Bars? (Poll)

The Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Economic Development Committee is set to hold their first public hearing today regarding a proposed ban on new…

Supervisor Chiu Wants To Ban Bottled Water Sales On All City Property (Poll)

Supervisor Chiu Wants To Ban Bottled Water Sales On All City Property (Poll)

“Think outside the bottle” was the message an environmental coalition shared this morning in San Francisco in its pitch to get the Golden Gate National…