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San Francisco must find a way to effectively tax the business community without draining The City's economy. (Courtesy photo)

Election sets tone against one-off taxes

While most of the attention for Tuesday’s election was focused on the…

San Francisco must find a way to effectively tax the business community without draining The City's economy. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is working through its political action committee to actively support and oppose key initiatives impacting the local economy. (Courtesy photo)

June ballot will set course of The City

San Francisco’s election season is shifting into high gear as early voting…

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is working through its political action committee to actively support and oppose key initiatives impacting the local economy. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce meets with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy SF Chamber)

Bringing San Francisco priorities to Washington DC

More than two dozen Bay Area business and civic leaders recently spent…

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce meets with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy SF Chamber)
(Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Largest business advocacy day comes to City Hall

Today, the largest business advocacy day in the Bay Area comes to…

(Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Superintendent Vincent Matthews walks with Rico Right through the Sunnydale Housing Development to his first day of seventh grade at Visitation Valley Middle School on Aug. 21, 2017. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

Closing the education gap for our African-American students

Since 2010, San Francisco and the Bay Area have experienced an impressive…

Superintendent Vincent Matthews walks with Rico Right through the Sunnydale Housing Development to his first day of seventh grade at Visitation Valley Middle School on Aug. 21, 2017. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
California law now prohibits companies with five or more employees fom requiring job applicants to disclose information about their criminal history. Another new law prevents employers from inquiring about an applicant’s prior salary, compensation or benefits. (Courtesy photo)

New year means new regulations for businesses

It’s a new year, and with it comes a slew of new…

California law now prohibits companies with five or more employees fom requiring job applicants to disclose information about their criminal history. Another new law prevents employers from inquiring about an applicant’s prior salary, compensation or benefits. (Courtesy photo)
People gaze at adoptable kittens and puppies during the SFSPCA holiday window unveiling at Macy’s in Union Square on Nov. 17. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Holiday traditions celebrate the heart of The City

The holiday season has arrived. The SFSPCA kittens and puppies are up…

People gaze at adoptable kittens and puppies during the SFSPCA holiday window unveiling at Macy’s in Union Square on Nov. 17. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A jar of cannabis sits on the counter inside The Apothecarium on Lombard Street in San Francisco. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Yes We Cannabis

The countdown for the legalization of recreational cannabis is on, with only…

A jar of cannabis sits on the counter inside The Apothecarium on Lombard Street in San Francisco. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Marble delivery robot rolls down Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Robots: Smart policy, not premature bans

It might sound like something out of the future, but the next…

A Marble delivery robot rolls down Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
An estimated 5,700 ride-hail vehicles make 170,000 vehicle trips within The City, according to a recent study by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft and San Francisco’s congestion problem

Every day, people in San Francisco use Uber or Lyft to get…

An estimated 5,700 ride-hail vehicles make 170,000 vehicle trips within The City, according to a recent study by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)