Malia Cohen

Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the cannabis task force, stands outside The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francsico. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

San Francisco prepares for legalization of recreational marijuana use

Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco…

Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the cannabis task force, stands outside The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francsico. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
Legislation to allow bicyclists to yield at stop signs has moved forward to the Board of Supervisors, but without key support. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

Rolling stop for bikes advances without key support

Supervisor Malia Cohen voted Monday against legislation that would allow bicycles to…

Legislation to allow bicyclists to yield at stop signs has moved forward to the Board of Supervisors, but without key support. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)
Bicyclists negotiate The Wiggle on Haight Street in San Francisco. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

Supe. Avalos’ bike-yield law proposal faces key votes

A plan to allow San Francisco’s bicyclists to roll through stop signs…

Bicyclists negotiate The Wiggle on Haight Street in San Francisco. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)
The Board of Supervisors repealed a law approved in June prohibiting the advertisement of soda on public property, citing a recent Supreme Court case which prompted the city attorney to reverse a legal opinion on the law. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

City scraps anti­-soda law, settles $290K lawsuit with Journey guitarist

San Francisco scrapped an anti­-soda law Tuesday but vowed to continue to…

The Board of Supervisors repealed a law approved in June prohibiting the advertisement of soda on public property, citing a recent Supreme Court case which prompted the city attorney to reverse a legal opinion on the law. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
The City is evicting three long-time nursery businesses in the Bayview because the greenhouse at 1150 Phelps St. has reportedly fallen into despair. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco kicking out longtime Bayview greenhouse businesses

Three Bayview plant nursery businesses dating back to the 1980s have until…

The City is evicting three long-time nursery businesses in the Bayview because the greenhouse at 1150 Phelps St. has reportedly fallen into despair. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

Board of Supervisors, hospitals finalize agreement over transit fee

A deal reached with nonprofit hospitals to pay a transit fee was…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

San Francisco adopts ‘neighborhood preference’ for affordable housing lottery

After weeks of debate, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

Deteriorating relationship between police union and supervisor worsens

Supervisor Malia Cohen and her erstwhile ally, the San Francisco Police Officers…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
Former POA president Gary Delagnes has been a vocal defender of police officers as has current president Martin Halloran. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Former SF police union president fined for illegally lobbying last year

The San Francisco Police union’s lead political consultant illegally acted as a…

Former POA president Gary Delagnes has been a vocal defender of police officers as has current president Martin Halloran. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Divesting San Francisco’s pension fund from fossil fuel lags

Divesting San Francisco’s pension fund from fossil fuel lags

Three years after the Board of Supervisors called for divestment of pension…

Divesting San Francisco’s pension fund from fossil fuel lags
Kitzia Esteva, 28, and Maria Hernandez, 39, both of San Francisco, protest outside City Hall on Oct. 20, 2015 (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Board of Supervisors stands behind sanctuary city policy

Amid a national debate over immigration, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors stood…

Kitzia Esteva, 28, and Maria Hernandez, 39, both of San Francisco, protest outside City Hall on Oct. 20, 2015 (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Transportation Sustainability Fee, as currently proposed, would generate an extra $14 million annually for Muni by imposing a fee on residential devlopment. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Developers spared from having to pay larger transit fees

San Francisco slightly increased the proposed transit impact free on development Monday…

The Transportation Sustainability Fee, as currently proposed, would generate an extra $14 million annually for Muni by imposing a fee on residential devlopment. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)

SF supes debate boosting tenants’ rights and discuss homeless strategies

The debate resumes today before a Board of Supervisors committee over whether…

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)
San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on law enforcement detentions and traffic stops. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)

SF proposal to collect law enforcement data on detentions, traffic stops moves forward

San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on…

San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on law enforcement detentions and traffic stops. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)
The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Filling in the gaps: New proposals to address longstanding issues in The City’s housing market

San Francisco is moving closer to approving a proposal to squeeze new…

The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor John Avalos. Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Youth voting effort in SF postponed for at least another year

San Francisco could become the first major city to bestow upon its…

Supervisor John Avalos. Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner
Eric Lawson/Special to The ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos

Youth voting effort in SF postponed for at least another year

San Francisco could become the first major city to bestow upon its…

Eric Lawson/Special to The ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos

Construction boom frustrating residents over lost parking

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

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCommunity members

Community members share anger at recent violence in Bayview

A solemn procession filed up Third Street in Bayview-Hunters Point on Thursday night to…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCommunity members

SF supervisors support establishing gun violence prevention task force

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