San Francisco's top stories of the week. (S.F. Examiner Illustration)

SF’s top 5 stories of the week

What’s everybody reading in San Francisco this week? We’ve got you covered in case you missed any news.

1. Man and pit bull service dog kicked off SF’s iconic cable car, claims owner (Sunday)

A man and his service dog were kicked off one of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars, he and others claim.

2. SFPD chief threatens to investigate staff over alleged leak to press (Monday)

In an apparently unusual move, Acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin recently threatened to investigate San Francisco Police Department leadership over an alleged leak to the press regarding details of a federal Department of Justice review of the SFPD that was released to the public Oct. 12.

3. San Francisco loses tech director to NYC (Tuesday)

San Francisco’s director of the Department of Technology is stepping down from his post at a critical time when The City is making another attempt to roll out broadband internet service for all businesses and residents.

4. The Hill: Mayor Ed Lee on short list for Hillary Clinton’s cabinet (Wednesday)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is rumored to be eyeing Mayor Ed Lee for two cabinet positions.

5. SF-based Flywheel Taxi sues Uber for ‘predatory pricing’ (Wednesday)

A San Francisco cab company filed a lawsuit this week accusing ride-hail giant Uber of using $15 billion in venture capital funding to charge unrealistically low prices.

(BONUS) 6. Tech support: Third-party spending reaches historic high in SF supervisor races (Thursday)

With a wave of political money flooding in from technology leaders, third-party spending has reached a historic high in the Board of Supervisors’ races this November.

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