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Whistleblower suit dropped against SF district attorney after settlement

A whistleblower case filed against District Attorney George Gascon was quietly dismissed…

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Attorney: SF mayor's request for port commissioner to resign is unfair

The attorney for an embattled member of the San Francisco Port Commission…

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District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen aims to build unity

Like many who have built their lives in San Francisco, Julie Christensen…

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Judge allows lawsuit challenging Prop B to go forward

A lawsuit by the State Lands Commission challenging whether voters can weigh…

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Construction boom frustrating residents over lost parking

San Francisco’s construction is booming, but residents are frustrated that trade workers…

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Supervisors renew battle against sugary drinks with proposal targeting ads

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

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDavid Campos and the other members of the Board of Supervisors heard testimony Wednesday from the Planning Department and hosts regarding the new short-term rental law.

San Francisco considers revising Airbnb law to help enforcement

One month after San Francisco's short-term rental ordinance took effect, city officials…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDavid Campos and the other members of the Board of Supervisors heard testimony Wednesday from the Planning Department and hosts regarding the new short-term rental law.

Supervisors back off prior pledge to boost funding for nonprofits

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

Keith Srakocic/APBoard of Supervisors President London Breed has introduced legislation that would require drug-manufacturing companies whose products are sold in San Francisco to operate a drug take-back program.

San Francisco may require drug companies to dispose of unwanted drugs

Some city leaders are calling on drug companies to start disposing of…

Keith Srakocic/APBoard of Supervisors President London Breed has introduced legislation that would require drug-manufacturing companies whose products are sold in San Francisco to operate a drug take-back program.
Ben Margot/2014 AP File PhotoMark Zuckerberg and his wife donated $75 million over 50 years to San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

Facebook founder’s $75M hospital gift, renaming advances toward approval

Despite receiving a $75 million gift from the founder of Facebook and…

Ben Margot/2014 AP File PhotoMark Zuckerberg and his wife donated $75 million over 50 years to San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

SF issues timeline to approve CleanPowerSF by October

A newly announced target for the approval of San Francisco's renewable-energy program…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Airbnb pays back taxes but the short-term rental debate is far from over

This week's announcement that multibillion dollar short-term rental company Airbnb has paid…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
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$20M cost overrun in SF fire station projects shows uncertainty of bond funding

When San Francisco voters approve a bond — as they have done…

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Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA fee and permits for holding bonfires at Ocean Beach is being discussed.

Avalos seeks to require new meeting records; Mar hopes to protect Ocean Beach bonfires

Pointing to an annual poll showing voters across the nation distrust lobbyists…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA fee and permits for holding bonfires at Ocean Beach is being discussed.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018. In a written announcement Wednesday

Gavin Newsom to raise money for California governor bid

SACRAMENTO — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who gained national attention as…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018. In a written announcement Wednesday
Mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoResidents of a building at Mission and 22nd streets said they did not hear fire alarms last week when a blaze that killed a man broke out. Supervisor Jane Kim has proposed the expansion of what residential buildings should have sprinklers.

SF supervisors push for stricter safety laws after string of fires

A string of major apartment fires has prompted elected city officials to…

Mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoResidents of a building at Mission and 22nd streets said they did not hear fire alarms last week when a blaze that killed a man broke out. Supervisor Jane Kim has proposed the expansion of what residential buildings should have sprinklers.
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Campos hopes to salvage increased eviction payouts law; Yee seeks to silence tour bus drivers

A law that boosts relocation payments for those evicted under the Ellis…

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S.F. Examiner file photoThe City has adopted policies calling for the annual creation of one plaza and 20 parklets

SF strives to meet demand for more parklets, plazas

After five years, San Francisco's Pavement to Parks program has created more…

S.F. Examiner file photoThe City has adopted policies calling for the annual creation of one plaza and 20 parklets
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

CleanPowerSF back on track with anticipated job creation, mayor support

The future of San Francisco's renewable-energy program, CleanPowerSF, suddenly appears bright, as…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

SF supervisors support establishing gun violence prevention task force

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of…