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A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Progressive bloc leading on commuter shuttle, affordable housing debates

The political power of San Francisco’s newly formed progressive majority on the…

A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gun owners in San Francisco are now required to secure any firearms left in a parked car by keeping them in the trunk if inaccessible from inside of the vehicle or in a lock box affixed to the car out of view such as under the seat. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF requires safer storage of firearms left in vehicles

San Francisco added a new gun control law to the books Tuesday…

Gun owners in San Francisco are now required to secure any firearms left in a parked car by keeping them in the trunk if inaccessible from inside of the vehicle or in a lock box affixed to the car out of view such as under the seat. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Second arrest made in robbery of Supervisor Wiener

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery…

From left, Cannabis State Legislation Task Force members Barbara Fugate, Laura Thomas, Terrance Alan and Sarah Shradar attend the group's first meeting Wednesday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pot panel sets high ambitions, seeks to build broad political support

The architects behind the vision of San Francisco when marijuana is a…

From left, Cannabis State Legislation Task Force members Barbara Fugate, Laura Thomas, Terrance Alan and Sarah Shradar attend the group's first meeting Wednesday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors passed the so-called bike-yield law on Tuesday 6-5. The mayor has previously said he would veto that law. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

Supes approve rolling bicycle stop law but mayor to veto

San Francisco’s proposal to allow bicycles to roll through stop signs without…

The Board of Supervisors passed the so-called bike-yield law on Tuesday 6-5. The mayor has previously said he would veto that law. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)
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)
The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission favors maintaining conditional use process for below-market-rate developments

Legislation that could speed up the production of below-market-rate housing projects by…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee has 10 days to sign off on election results before Aaron Peskin can begin his term as District 3 supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/2014S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee to determine when Peskin can begin term

When Aaron Peskin will assume the Board of Supervisors seat he won…

Mayor Ed Lee has 10 days to sign off on election results before Aaron Peskin can begin his term as District 3 supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/2014S.F. Examiner)
If San Francisco implements an open-source voting system, it will be at the forefront of a voting movement across the United States. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco sets sights on open source voting by November 2019

San Francisco could have an open-source voting system in place by the…

If San Francisco implements an open-source voting system, it will be at the forefront of a voting movement across the United States. (Connor Hunt/Special to 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
Supervisor John Avalos is introducing a charter amendment that would require The City to maintain and care for street trees. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Voters may have final say on who cares for street trees

James Riley wonders why no one at City Hall will listen to…

Supervisor John Avalos is introducing a charter amendment that would require The City to maintain and care for street trees. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Gary McCoy. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner

From near death and homeless to City Hall

When I was looking to hire a coordinator for my 2012 supervisor…

Gary McCoy. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner
Mayor Ed Lee speaks at the Getting to Zero press conference on Thursday. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF receives $500K grant for ‘getting to zero’ HIV infections effort

San Francisco’s effort to become the first city with zero new HIV…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks at the Getting to Zero press conference on Thursday. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
If San Francisco moves forward in developing an open source voting system, paper ballots could be a thing of the past. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

San Francisco could lead on open source voting

Nowhere in the United States is there an open source voting system.…

If San Francisco moves forward in developing an open source voting system, paper ballots could be a thing of the past. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

Supervisor Jane Kim declares her state Senate bid

Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Supervisor Jane Kim’s official statement about her…

Supervisor Jane Kim, left, is expected to officially announce her bid Wednesday morning to challenge Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, for the 11th District seat representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. (Courtesy Photos)

Supervisor Jane Kim to take on Supervisor Scott Wiener in Senate bid

The state Senate race has turned into a contest as Supervisor Jane…

Supervisor Jane Kim, left, is expected to officially announce her bid Wednesday morning to challenge Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, for the 11th District seat representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. (Courtesy Photos)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto new tenants’ rights legislation

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto Eviction Protections 2.0 but leaves it unsigned

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)