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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCandice Williams of San Francisco works as a “flagger” on a job she found through a city-funded jobs program.

S.F. local-hire law challenges loom

Local-hire law supporters such as Mayor Ed Lee and the law’s author,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCandice Williams of San Francisco works as a “flagger” on a job she found through a city-funded jobs program.
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San Francisco fossil fuel divestment still far from certain

An official call from San Francisco politicians to divest The City’s retirement…

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S.F. Examiner File PhotoAiling City College of San Francisco is planning to use some of its Proposition A windfall

San Francisco supervisors urge City College to use funds for classes

Two supervisors are calling on City College to use millions of dollars…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoAiling City College of San Francisco is planning to use some of its Proposition A windfall
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San Francisco officials hoping to improve public employment programs

San Francisco’s publicly funded employment programs remain “too fragmented” and pressure is…

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smi23le/FlickrUCSF is planning on cutting nearly 300 positions.

UC San Francisco layoffs target of rally by union, officials

State and local officials are joining UC San Francisco Medical Center employees…

smi23le/FlickrUCSF is planning on cutting nearly 300 positions.
AP File PhotoMildred and Richard Loving won a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned laws prohibiting interracial unions ... 19 years after such unions became legal in California.

Marriage equality might wait a bit longer

Like many of you, I was disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court…

AP File PhotoMildred and Richard Loving won a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned laws prohibiting interracial unions ... 19 years after such unions became legal in California.
Getty Images File PhotoPrivate funding is falling short of what was projected to cover the cost of hosting the America's Cup.

Supervisors debate proper way to pay for city’s costs of staging America’s Cup

A political skirmish has broken out over The City’s costs from the…

Getty Images File PhotoPrivate funding is falling short of what was projected to cover the cost of hosting the America's Cup.
Getty Images File PhotoFewer teams than originally expected will be participating in the yacht regatta on the Bay this September.

Projected economic impact from America’s Cup sailing race is now much smaller

The projected economic benefits of hosting the America’s Cup sailing race now…

Getty Images File PhotoFewer teams than originally expected will be participating in the yacht regatta on the Bay this September.

Remember Hugo Chavez’s human-rights abuses

? Quote of the Month: Supervisor John Avalos praising late Hugo Chavez,…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoLocal advocates say the Japantown garage nonprofit is valuable to the community.

San Francisco supervisors question parking garage deal that has community support

Well-connected community members rallied Wednesday in support of extending an unusual Japantown…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoLocal advocates say the Japantown garage nonprofit is valuable to the community.
Getty Images File PhotoIndividuals might be able to sponsor Port of San Francisco properties in order to cover costs for America's Cup.

Mayor Ed Lee pitches ideas to raise money for America’s Cup

In order to cover San Francisco’s bill for hosting the America’s Cup,…

Getty Images File PhotoIndividuals might be able to sponsor Port of San Francisco properties in order to cover costs for America's Cup.
S.F. Examiner File Photo“I’ve got some private partners that I cannot name at this point. But they have indicated a huge

San Francisco tech companies will hire locals, mayor promises

Residents who predate the current tech boom could benefit from having access…

S.F. Examiner File Photo“I’ve got some private partners that I cannot name at this point. But they have indicated a huge
Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner“We should put our investment power into companies that have a positive effect on our society

Supervisor John Avalos wants San Francisco funds tied up in oil, gun firms redirected

A Board of Supervisors member wants to end San Francisco’s financial stake…

Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner“We should put our investment power into companies that have a positive effect on our society
Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco-based Zendesk is expecting to hire several entry-level workers this year.

San Francisco’s local hire ordinance could be expanded

As tech-sector jobs explode in San Francisco, city officials are considering installing…

Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco-based Zendesk is expecting to hire several entry-level workers this year.
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San Francisco developers like Mid-Market tax breaks too

In an unexpected move, developers in San Francisco’s mid-Market Street neighborhood are…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSailing off: Former Supervisor Chris Daly will hold one last party at the Buck Tavern

Last call for Chris Daly’s dive Buck Tavern

When notoriously brazen Supervisor Chris Daly was termed out of his seat…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSailing off: Former Supervisor Chris Daly will hold one last party at the Buck Tavern
S.F. Examiner File PhotoMayor Ed Lee thinks the format for the monthly question time should stay the same at this time.

Mayor Ed Lee defends format for question time

Mayor Ed Lee defended the rules governing his monthly question time sessions…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoMayor Ed Lee thinks the format for the monthly question time should stay the same at this time.
S.F. Examiner File ImageSee a table with the 2012 candidates' total fundraising and contribution amounts at the end of the article.

Latest campaign fundraising filings show shift in District 1, close fights in both districts 5 and 7

Third-party contributions opposing Supervisor Eric Mar or supporting his challenger David Lee…

S.F. Examiner File ImageSee a table with the 2012 candidates' total fundraising and contribution amounts at the end of the article.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoMembers of the Board of Supervisors are calling the voter-mandated mayor 'question time' a waste of time.

Board questions the value of 'question time'

The quaint practice known as “question time,” in which the Board of…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoMembers of the Board of Supervisors are calling the voter-mandated mayor 'question time' a waste of time.
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Campaign contributions could affect Mirkarimi’s fate

The first round of campaign contribution reports have been filed for November’s…

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