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Proposed city law would make diaper-changing tables more available

Legislation introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang this week would make…

 

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Supervisor Tang hosting kitten adoptions in her office at ‘Kitty Hall’

Supervisor Katy Tang announced on Facebook Tuesday afternoon that for the next 12…

 

Last month, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to designate San Francisco as a Bee City. (Courtesy photo)

A little buzz could make a big impact in San Francisco

Environmentalism can seem out of touch. Take, for example, the Board of…

 

District Attorney George Gascon’s office will receive funding for a new unit to investigate police shootings, but not as much as was originally requested. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

DA’s new unit to investigate police shootings granted funding

District Attorney George Gascon’s special unit to investigate police shootings received city…

District Attorney George Gascon’s office will receive funding for a new unit to investigate police shootings, but not as much as was originally requested. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A woman prepares to board an L-Taraval Muni train at 22nd Avenue and Taraval Street in San Francisco's Sunset District Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA approves controversial L-Taraval changes in name of safety

Taraval Street will be transformed in the name of pedestrian safety and…

A woman prepares to board an L-Taraval Muni train at 22nd Avenue and Taraval Street in San Francisco's Sunset District Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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The visible hand pulling strings in San Francisco (It’s money)

The dirty secret of political comedians is that most “political comedy” is…

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Want to weigh in on Caltrain's bike parking plan? Take an online survey through Nov. 23. (Ryan McNulty/Special to SF Examiner)

SF approves agreement for Caltrain electrification

After a one week postponement, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Monday…

Want to weigh in on Caltrain's bike parking plan? Take an online survey through Nov. 23. (Ryan McNulty/Special to SF Examiner)
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wants to use recycled water to irrigate Golden Gate Park and fill park lakes as well as irrigating two public golf courses. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF advances plans to blend Hetch Hetchy water with groundwater

San Francisco’s plan to mix groundwater with Hetch Hetchy drinking water advanced…

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wants to use recycled water to irrigate Golden Gate Park and fill park lakes as well as irrigating two public golf courses. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)
In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Political tensions rise ahead of deadline for November ballot measures

Political tensions remained high at City Hall on Thursday as the Board…

In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)

Proposed SF sales tax hike would reduce consumer spending by $154M, report finds

A proposed sales tax hike that could go before San Francisco voters…

A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)
A high rise apartment building is seen under construction among many other tall skyscrapers in downtown San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner0

SF grants density bonuses to affordable housing developments

After weeks of political wrangling, San Francisco on Tuesday granted a 30-foot…

A high rise apartment building is seen under construction among many other tall skyscrapers in downtown San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner0
City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political divisiveness results in special Board of Supervisors meeting Friday

Fractured politics at City Hall have prompted an unusual move by the…

City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Tempers flare over homeless tent encampment ballot measure

San Francisco suddenly finds itself sharply divided over whether to place on…

A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
In San Francisco, only about one or two of these 100 percent affordable projects are produced each year, given the heavy public subsidies these projects require. (Michael Ares/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Build affordable housing the right way

Recently, my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors announced a proposal: “Density…

In San Francisco, only about one or two of these 100 percent affordable projects are produced each year, given the heavy public subsidies these projects require. (Michael Ares/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Passengers exit from a Muni L Taraval train on Taraval Street between 28th and 29th avenues in the Parkside neighborhood. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

S.F. Examiner derails community dialogue around L-Taraval project

With a single headline, “Supervisor slams brakes on L-Taraval changes,” the San…

Passengers exit from a Muni L Taraval train on Taraval Street between 28th and 29th avenues in the Parkside neighborhood. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Muni’s pricey training facility plan hits roadblock

San Francisco’s transit agency wants to spend $2.4 million annually — a…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
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Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission pick sails through board committee

Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission appointment to fill the seat vacated by…

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(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Animal shelter left out of Lee’s $350M bond proposal

Mayor Ed Lee’s $350 million bond slated for the June ballot has…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

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

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

Larry Lowdermilk visits High Bridge Arms — The City’s last remaining gun shop, which plans to close on Oct. 31 — while visiting on business from Tennessee. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors unapologetic for triggering last gun shop closure

Larry Lowdermilk, 65, walked into High Bridge Arms on Wednesday afternoon asking…

Larry Lowdermilk visits High Bridge Arms — The City’s last remaining gun shop, which plans to close on Oct. 31 — while visiting on business from Tennessee. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)