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“Evicted” signs placed by protesters associated with San Francisco Tenants Union sit outside a home at 1937 Mason St. in North Beach that, demonstrators said, was illegally used as an Airbnb hotel. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Vote to evict the lobbyists

Corporate lobbyists and big money dominate San Francisco politics today more than…

 

It’s time for the San Francisco Police Department to do more, not less, to address The City’s homeless issue. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Quality-of-life laws in S.F.

Homelessness on our streets is at a crisis point in San Francisco.…

 

Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 — a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people — on April 25 in Raleigh, N.C. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

San Francisco business won’t tolerate hateful policies

San Francisco has a rich history of inclusiveness, and the San Francisco…

 

CityBeat Breakfast celebrates heart of San Francisco

San Francisco: The City with Heart. That’s the theme we will celebrate…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's rate of population growth is among the highest in the state.

SF’s affordability is top concern in new poll from SF Chamber of Commerce

Affordability in The City has topped another poll, beating out homelessness as…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's rate of population growth is among the highest in the state.

Comeback for Central Market spurred by tax incentive

Since the 1960s, San Francisco’s Central Market Street area has struggled with…

Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.

San Francisco is not a city where one answer will solve all the problems

The Chamber of Commerce released its latest Paychecks and Pink Slips Scorecard…

Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.
AP Photo/Michael PerezGolden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) is seen during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday

Momentum building for Warriors return to S.F.

As the Warriors kick off another exhilarating season, momentum is building for…

AP Photo/Michael PerezGolden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) is seen during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday
Camila Bernal/S.F. Examiner file photoTech company Square moved into the mid-Market Street area this year

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce enters a new day

Our world is constantly changing. New ideas open our eyes to new…

Camila Bernal/S.F. Examiner file photoTech company Square moved into the mid-Market Street area this year
S.F. Examiner file photoA UC Berkeley study says for every job at a San Francisco tech company such as Twitter

Tech jobs boost overall employment in San Francisco, study says

High-tech jobs in San Francisco are supporting 65 percent of the workers…

S.F. Examiner file photoA UC Berkeley study says for every job at a San Francisco tech company such as Twitter
Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

PG&E fine could do more harm than good

The 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion and fire was a tragic…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

S.F. should balance, not ban, formula retail

How to best balance formula retail with nonformula retail, including small locally…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

Stop scapegoating the tech industry

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the impact of…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

It is time for San Francisco to act on CEQA reform

San Francisco’s planning approval process is notoriously difficult, often taking months —…

Getty Images File PhotoMayor Ed Lee said the results of the recent poll are from the hard work that both The City and private companies have taken on in the last few years.

Mayor Ed Lee responds to poll at Chamber's CityBeat breakfast

Improving the economy may not earn any politician a trophy, but Mayor…

Getty Images File PhotoMayor Ed Lee said the results of the recent poll are from the hard work that both The City and private companies have taken on in the last few years.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoCongregants at St. Peter and Paul Church in North Beach will have to save change for the meters soon.

Despite concerns of implementation, Sunday meter enforcement moving forward

Despite lingering concerns from business and church groups, a plan to enforce…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoCongregants at St. Peter and Paul Church in North Beach will have to save change for the meters soon.

Tech bubble? Not yet, but don’t get too excited either

There are rumblings around town about a tech bubble like the one…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's number of people employed in medical industry jobs grew 10 percent from 2000-09.

University and tax break credited for San Francisco's explosive health care growth

Roughly one in five jobs in San Francisco is tied to health…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's number of people employed in medical industry jobs grew 10 percent from 2000-09.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSee chart below to see how flier traffic has grown since 2000.

Flier traffic surging at SFO

Culminating a decade of growth, passenger traffic at San Francisco International Airport…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSee chart below to see how flier traffic has grown since 2000.
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San Francisco alternative tax proposal easier to administer but less fair

If The City opted to modify its business payroll tax instead of…

S.F. Examiner File Photos