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Supervisor David Campos (center) speaks during a news conference held at San Francisco's City Hall Monday, May 1, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF reaches settlement with Airbnb over short-term rental rules

Airbnb and HomeAway have agreed to register all hosts listed in San…

 

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Top stories of the week, 12/9

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Despite Airbnb overture, SF expected to approve 60-day cap on short-term rentals

San Francisco’s patience with short-term rentals has apparently run out as city…

 

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Judge declines to issue preliminary injunction against SF’s tighter new rules for Airbnb

A federal judge on Tuesday declined to issue a preliminary injunction against…

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San Francisco users of the short-term rental site Airbnb will only be allowed to post listings at one address starting Nov. 1. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Airbnb to limit users to one host listing in SF starting Nov. 1

San Francisco users of the short-term accommodation site Airbnb will only be…

San Francisco users of the short-term rental site Airbnb will only be allowed to post listings at one address starting Nov. 1. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
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San Francisco proposes 60-day hard cap on Airbnb rentals

While a decision is expected any moment in Airbnb’s federal lawsuit against…

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At left, Linda Litehiser and Linda D’Aviro have logged thousands of volunteer hours establishing and running free concerts in Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Guardians of the park

In the late 1990s, Linda D’Aviro and Linda Litehiser — neighborhood activists…

At left, Linda Litehiser and Linda D’Aviro have logged thousands of volunteer hours establishing and running free concerts in Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Under San Francisco’s mandatory composting law, the Department of Environment has the authority to fine residents who don’t comply. (Courtesy photo)

Fines, foodies and Airbnb could get San Francisco closer to ‘Zero Waste’

San Franciscans don’t all cheer for the Giants, stand in line for…

Under San Francisco’s mandatory composting law, the Department of Environment has the authority to fine residents who don’t comply. (Courtesy photo)
In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in he and his husband's home in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and…

In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in he and his husband's home in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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Campos proposes changes to short-term rental law in response to Airbnb lawsuit

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos on Tuesday introduced amendments to short-term rental…

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A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s gig economy comes into focus

More and more residents in San Francisco are earning supplemental income from…

A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Business leaders call proposed SF tech tax political, counterproductive

The technology sector Tuesday blasted a proposed tax on tech companies as…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
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Airbnb sues San Francisco over new rules for short-term rentals

Airbnb sued San Francisco on Monday over a new regulation requiring short-term…

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HomeAway.com on notice to share info with SF tax collector

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera this week moved to force short-term…

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SF legislators approve tougher rules for Airbnb

Short-term rental websites will have to play by a much tougher set…

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San Francisco users of the short-term rental site Airbnb will only be allowed to post listings at one address starting Nov. 1. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF poised to require Airbnb to only list registered hosts, or pay fines

Nearly two years after legalizing short-term rentals like Airbnb, San Francisco is…

San Francisco users of the short-term rental site Airbnb will only be allowed to post listings at one address starting Nov. 1. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer protests Airbnb's unregulated rentals on June 8, 2015, at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Airbnb money turns SF Democrat blue into sickening green

Democrats for sale! Democrats for sale! Airbnb funneled more than $32,000 into…

Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer protests Airbnb's unregulated rentals on June 8, 2015, at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
At stake this election season for the DCCC is whether San Francisco residents want to live in a community that is open to all and in which all can participate. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Local politics ought to reflect our community

Last October, I spent many evenings and weekends knocking on doors, handing…

At stake this election season for the DCCC is whether San Francisco residents want to live in a community that is open to all and in which all can participate. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
After leaving a big city, you realize the things you’ve taken for granted, like being able to walk to a corner market or local cafe. (Courtesy photo)

Notes from a former SF resident

Almost two years ago, I wrote in the San Francisco Examiner about…

After leaving a big city, you realize the things you’ve taken for granted, like being able to walk to a corner market or local cafe. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco City Hall.

June election becoming ‘ground zero’ for battle over SF politics

San Francisco remains in a throes of a political slugfest over crucial…

San Francisco City Hall.