Eric Mar

Fairmont protests Hyatt running SF airport’s proposed $250M hotel

The San Francisco International Airport’s $250 million hotel is pending approval by…

Investors and speculators have shifted their attention to the Richmond district, where there is less public awareness about The City's housing crisis. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Richmond district feels housing crunch

By many accounts the Mission is Ground Zero for The City’s housing…

Investors and speculators have shifted their attention to the Richmond district, where there is less public awareness about The City's housing crisis. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yong Soo Lee, 87, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week regarding a "comfort women" memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes support ‘comfort women’ memorial in San Francisco

San Francisco should become the first major U.S. city to install a…

Yong Soo Lee, 87, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week regarding a "comfort women" memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yong Soo Lee, 87, of Korea, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting about the “comfort women” memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Plans for SF ‘comfort women’ memorial move closer to reality

After a more than three hour committee hearing Thursday, a resolution advanced…

Yong Soo Lee, 87, of Korea, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting about the “comfort women” memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yong Soo Lee, left, a “comfort woman” survivor, receives a commendation from Supervisor Eric Mar at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Korean ‘comfort woman’ survivor appeals to San Francisco for a memorial

Yong Soo Lee, an 87-year-old “comfort woman” survivor, flew into San Francisco…

Yong Soo Lee, left, a “comfort woman” survivor, receives a commendation from Supervisor Eric Mar at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014.  (Nick Ut/AP)

Supervisors’ support of a ‘comfort women’ memorial in San Francisco sparks debate

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors often stirs up local controversy, but in…

A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014.  (Nick Ut/AP)
Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.

SF soda warning label proposal advances

Soda advertisements in San Francisco may soon come with warning labels about…

Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.
SF Examiner file photoThe SF Board of Supervisors is considering ways to create a citywide broadband network.

Digital debate: SF supervisors mull connecting the masses with citywide broadband network

After a new report showed more than 100,000 households lack Internet access,…

SF Examiner file photoThe SF Board of Supervisors is considering ways to create a citywide broadband network.
SF Examiner file photoJohn Oram

Digital Divide: 100,000 lack Internet access in SF, report says

For years San Francisco has discussed closing the digital divide, but the…

SF Examiner file photoJohn Oram
(Jeff Chiu/2014 AP file photo)

Supervisors renew battle against sugary drinks with proposal targeting ads

After losing an effort to impose a tax on sugary beverages in…

(Jeff Chiu/2014 AP file photo)

Supervisors back off prior pledge to boost funding for nonprofits

San Francisco nonprofits that are dedicated to efforts such as providing health…

mike koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco officials plan to go to Sacramento to pursue measures such as 20 mph speed limits and automated speed enforcement cameras

SF examines lowering speed limits in the name of safety

A new report from the Budget Analyst’s Office on speed limits, which…

mike koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco officials plan to go to Sacramento to pursue measures such as 20 mph speed limits and automated speed enforcement cameras
Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.

Ad campaign signals SF soda battle far from over

Less than three months after San Francisco voters rejected a tax on…

Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.
Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photoA proposal being discussed today by a Board of Supervisors committee would limit the number of permits to sell tobacco in each of the 11 supervisor districts to 45. Other restrictions

SF leaders to debate 50 percent reduction in tobacco-selling businesses

There are no limits on the number of businesses that can sell…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photoA proposal being discussed today by a Board of Supervisors committee would limit the number of permits to sell tobacco in each of the 11 supervisor districts to 45. Other restrictions
Protestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday

Controversy swirls around board president vote

The timeline for when the Board of Supervisors should vote on who…

Protestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday
Some political observers say Planning Commission chair Cindy Wu is being discussed as a potential appointee by Mayor Ed Lee to fill David Chiu's Board of Supervisors seat.

Chiu’s victory leaves several scenarios for board president, District 3 seats

The election of Board of Supervisors President David Chiu to the state…

Some political observers say Planning Commission chair Cindy Wu is being discussed as a potential appointee by Mayor Ed Lee to fill David Chiu's Board of Supervisors seat.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMore types of businesses were added to the list The City considers formula retail.

SF amends anti-chain store restrictions to protect neighborhood businesses

San Francisco strengthened its anti-chain store law Tuesday as The City's booming…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMore types of businesses were added to the list The City considers formula retail.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoProposed modifications to San Francisco’s existing formula-retail regulations include adding mid-Market Street to the coverage area among other changes.

San Francisco to strengthen chain store restrictions

San Francisco is expected to strengthen its anti-chain store law by applying…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoProposed modifications to San Francisco’s existing formula-retail regulations include adding mid-Market Street to the coverage area among other changes.
Supervisor Mark Farrell

SF supervisors debate road repaving cut to invest millions in other services

After cutting about $10 million from Mayor Ed Lee’s $8.6 billion budget…

Supervisor Mark Farrell
Cindy Chew/s.f. examiner file photoThe City wants to cut pedestrian deaths to zero by 2020. There were 21 in 2013.

SF to examine reducing speed limits as part of pedestrian safety campaign

Following the lead of other major cities such as Paris and New…

Cindy Chew/s.f. examiner file photoThe City wants to cut pedestrian deaths to zero by 2020. There were 21 in 2013.