Supervisor Scott Wiener

After the fatal police shooting of a homeless man, Luis Gongora, Mayor Ed Lee ordered the tents on Shotwell Street to be taken down. By Sunday they were back. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Wiener’s anti-tent comments backfire, bring more tents to homeless

Look out, folks. This homeless tent saga is starting to resemble a…

 

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SF reduces towing fees for stolen vehicles of out-of-towners

City residents recovering stolen cars from impound lots were given a reprieve…

 

Construction workers build BART's transbay tube in 1970. Local think tank, SPUR, says the Bay Area will need another transbay tube with the Bay Area's population set to boom over the next two decades. (Courtesy Bechtel Corp.)

Think tank calls for second BART transbay tube

Between 1966 and 1969, California officials built what was the world’s longest…

Construction workers build BART's transbay tube in 1970. Local think tank, SPUR, says the Bay Area will need another transbay tube with the Bay Area's population set to boom over the next two decades. (Courtesy Bechtel Corp.)
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Supe seeks to make it easier for residents to recycle water

A San Francisco supervisor is hoping to make it easier for The…

Traffic backs up at 5th and Market streets on Tuesday, Oct. 27. A new poll suggests San Franciscans are not entirely opposed to a vehicle license fee if it would help fund The City's public transportation improvement efforts. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Vehicle license fee may come back in 2016, finds support in new poll

A new poll released by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority on…

Traffic backs up at 5th and Market streets on Tuesday, Oct. 27. A new poll suggests San Franciscans are not entirely opposed to a vehicle license fee if it would help fund The City's public transportation improvement efforts. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Transit officials are exploring old transit plans, such as when BART was initially going to travel to Marin County, to see what might be feasible to do today. (Courtesy BART.org)

Transit planners to look into the past to plan subways of the future

The 1990s is making a roaring comeback these days, from movies to…

Transit officials are exploring old transit plans, such as when BART was initially going to travel to Marin County, to see what might be feasible to do today. (Courtesy BART.org)
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

U.S. Secretary of Transportation approves of ‘aggressive projects’ like SF subway master plan

Transportation big-wigs from across the nation are visiting San Francisco for the…

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The SFMTA says it needs $21 billion over the next 20 years for the maintenance and operation of Muni and for streetscape improvements, new parking meters, infrastructure upgrades and other transportation-related costs. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA says it needs $21 billion for next 20 years

Money makes transit go ’round. And in San Francisco, a new number…

The SFMTA says it needs $21 billion over the next 20 years for the maintenance and operation of Muni and for streetscape improvements, new parking meters, infrastructure upgrades and other transportation-related costs. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing further subway expansions, which, if approved, can begin after the Central subway is completed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012)

Transportation groups strongly back Wiener’s ‘Subway Master Plan’ amid funding challenges

The reaction to Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Subway Master Plan so far has…

Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing further subway expansions, which, if approved, can begin after the Central subway is completed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012)

Upper Market gets red light turn restrictions, painted ped safety zones

Safety measures implemented as part of San Francisco's Upper Market Street Safety…

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Supervisor Scott Wiener confirms long-rumored State Senate run

Supervisor Scott Wiener announced his candidacy for the State Senate, today. His…

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John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015. The same-sex marriage ruling is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP photo)

SF awaits Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

It's deja vu for LGBT San Franciscans, and their allies. Once again,…

John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015. The same-sex marriage ruling is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP photo)
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Pink Party carries on Pink Saturday tradition

Pride 2015 This story is part of a Thursday series leading up…

Courtesy Ed and Eddy/FlickerThis year

SF Board of Supervisors says Google buses need 'labor harmony'

The board of supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday strongly urging the city’s…

Cliff Owen/2014 AP file photoWhen U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced last week she would not seek re-election

On Guard: Senate shuffle, mental health shootings and more rankle San Francisco

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced her retirement just a week ago, and…

Cliff Owen/2014 AP file photoWhen U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced last week she would not seek re-election
Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

SF considers joining campaign to lift ban on blood donations by gay men

City leaders have joined a growing movement calling on the U.S. Food…

Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.
Eric Risberg/2011 AP file photoThe Fire Department has said that making streets narrower impedes the ability of fire engines to navigate city streets and could slow down response times.

Supervisors committee continues debate on proper widths of streets

Contentious debates in San Francisco politics have recently been centered not only…

Eric Risberg/2011 AP file photoThe Fire Department has said that making streets narrower impedes the ability of fire engines to navigate city streets and could slow down response times.
Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

Supervisor Wiener requests hearing to study need to widen streets

Acting on a priority to keep San Francisco streets more narrow in…

Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.