Proposed Soda Tax Gains Traction Ahead of Tuesday Supe Vote

Proposed Soda Tax Gains Traction Ahead of Tuesday Supe Vote

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the…

So Long E-Cigs: Supes Approve Plan To Ban Devices Anywhere Traditional Cigarettes Are Prohibited

So Long E-Cigs: Supes Approve Plan To Ban Devices Anywhere Traditional Cigarettes Are Prohibited

The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved by the city’s board of…

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…

Four More Rent-Controlled Homes Gone: Tenants Settle With Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Fraud

Four More Rent-Controlled Homes Gone: Tenants Settle With Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Fraud

The three remaining tenants of 2405 Anza St. — who were involved in an Ellis eviction battle The Appeal reported on last fall — have…

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…

SF Supes Call Town Meeting To Talk About Sugary Beverage Tax

SF Supes Call Town Meeting To Talk About Sugary Beverage Tax

Four San Francisco supervisors are holding a community meeting this evening to gather public input on a proposed tax on sugary drinks. The meeting, scheduled…

SF Supe Proposes Increased Scrutiny, Crackdown On Tenancies-In-Common

SF Supe Proposes Increased Scrutiny, Crackdown On Tenancies-In-Common

San Francisco tenancies-in-common could soon face closer scrutiny under legislation that was proposed by a city supervisor on Tuesday. Supervisor Eric Mar proposed an ordinance…

Supes Squabble Over Muni Service Budget Proposal

Supes Squabble Over Muni Service Budget Proposal

New funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city’s low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced today by a city…

Supes Gearing Up To Get Sugary Beverage Tax On Next Year’s Ballot

Supes Gearing Up To Get Sugary Beverage Tax On Next Year’s Ballot

Four San Francisco supervisors today expressed their commitment to get a measure on the city’s ballot in 2014 that would impose a tax on sugary…

A Portrait In Ellis: Inner Richmond Tenants Face Eviction Threat From Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Conspiracy

A Portrait In Ellis: Inner Richmond Tenants Face Eviction Threat From Investor Who Admits To Real Estate Conspiracy

Four more rent-controlled San Francisco apartments might be culled from the city’s cutthroat housing market — this time, by a landlord who admits to participation…

Sugar Shock: Two (Yes, Two) Supes Propose Separate Ballot Measures Censuring Those Who Purchase Sweet Drinks

Sugar Shock: Two (Yes, Two) Supes Propose Separate Ballot Measures Censuring Those Who Purchase Sweet Drinks

Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city. Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced…

Board Of Supes OKs Plan To Apply For Grant To Build $290 Million New Jail

Board Of Supes OKs Plan To Apply For Grant To Build $290 Million New Jail

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the…

Federal Shutdown Means No Ocean Beach Sandcastle Contest

Federal Shutdown Means No Ocean Beach Sandcastle Contest

A popular youth sandcastle contest on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is the latest local victim of the federal government shutdown, event organizers said today. The…

Supes Approve Plan To Encourage Corner Stores To Sell Healthier Foods

Supes Approve Plan To Encourage Corner Stores To Sell Healthier Foods

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee today approved legislation that will provide incentives to corner stores that sell healthier foods in the city. The…

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…

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…

Supes Meeting Thursday To Discuss Event Security Plans, Controversial Market Street Camera Proposal

Supes Meeting Thursday To Discuss Event Security Plans, Controversial Market Street Camera Proposal

San Francisco supervisors are holding a hearing this week to discuss the city’s security measures for large public events in the wake of the deadly…

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…

SF Supervisor Calls For Review Of Local Event Security Following Boston Marathon Explosions

SF Supervisor Calls For Review Of Local Event Security Following Boston Marathon Explosions

The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday have prompted a San Francisco supervisor to ask for a public hearing to review the city’s…

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…

SF City Officials And Workers Call For Equal Pay For Working Women

SF City Officials And Workers Call For Equal Pay For Working Women

City workers and elected leaders rallied for equal pay for women on the steps of San Francisco City Hall this afternoon. As part of the…