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Feb 10, 2020
San Francisco

"I Voted", by mail: SF Department of Elections now includes stickers in vote-by-mail ballots

For the first time ever, the San Francisco Department of Elections has included “I voted!” stickers in vote by mail envelopes. Read More

Jan 21, 2020
San Francisco

Scenes from the 2020 Women's March in San Francisco

Nearly 10,000 people marched in support of women's rights on Saturday. Read More

Jan 13, 2020
San Francisco North Beach Polk Tenderloin

Prop. D retail vacancy tax campaign kicks off in North Beach

With unanimous support from the Board of Supervisors, Prop. D, which would tax owners of vacant retail spaces, will appear on the March 3, 2020 ballot Read More

Dec 20, 2019
San Francisco

Permits for new construction projects, demolitions issued in San Francisco last week

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in San Francisco. Read More

Dec 13, 2019
San Francisco

A roundup of construction permits filed last week in San Francisco

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in San Francisco. Read More

Dec 10, 2019
San Francisco Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Outer Richmond Outer Sunset Parkside

Former SF Supervisor compares increasing housing development on city's west side to rape

The statement is emblematic of the current war over upzoning the Sunset and Richmond Districts, which is playing out at both city and state levels. Read More

Dec 05, 2019
San Francisco

12 construction permits issued last week in Berkeley

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Berkeley. Read More

Dec 05, 2019
San Francisco

Permits for 20 new construction projects issued in San Francisco last week

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in San Francisco. Read More

Dec 03, 2019
San Francisco Tenderloin

City officials target Tenderloin for nation's first disability cultural center

Only about 10 percent of the city’s 100,000 disabled residents end up receiving help and services. Officials are aiming to change that. Read More

Nov 22, 2019
Nov 21, 2019
San Francisco Tenderloin

Mystery Amazon Prime logos appear on Tenderloin sidewalks

The Amazon Prime logos recently spray-painted across Tenderloin sidewalks are a mystery to the company, but are adding work for the local teams working to keep the neighborhood’s streets clean. Read More

Nov 08, 2019
Nov 06, 2019
San Francisco

SF political race results: D5 Supe, D.A. races still too close to call, could drag on for weeks

Some 70,000 ballots are still rolling in, as tight margins define Election Day's two closest political races. Read More

Nov 06, 2019
San Francisco

SF ballot measure results: Affordable housing, Uber & Lyft taxes, vaping laws and more

San Franciscans went to the polls yesterday, and now, the results for 6 city ballot measures are in — or at least as close to "in" as they can be. Read More

Nov 05, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
San Francisco

Zooming in: A look at the construction projects in San Francisco

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in San Francisco. Read More

Oct 29, 2019
San Francisco

State of emergency for fires gives unexpected relief to California tenants

Evictions are rising, thanks to landlords fearful of California's new rent-cap bill. But raging wildfires have created an unexpected firewall for tenants. Read More

Oct 23, 2019
San Francisco

With collapse of SF's 'cardboard economy,' small businesses face fines, fees, and new requirements

The collapse of the cardboard-collecting "mosquito fleet" has left the city's small business owners scrambling for alternatives. Read More

Oct 17, 2019
San Francisco

Report: SF adding equal numbers of high- and low-wage jobs, but not nearly enough low-wage housing

High- and low-wage jobs in SF are growing at equal rates, but only high-wage workers are getting their housing needs met. Read More

Sep 09, 2019
San Francisco

San Francisco weighs bonds for multifamily rental housing

See highlights from this week's Board of Supervisors agenda, and learn how you can weigh in. Read More

Jul 26, 2019
San Francisco

San Francisco looks to speed small-business permits

See highlights from the Board of Supervisors agenda and learn how you can weigh in. Read More

Jul 18, 2019
San Francisco

Bay Area real estate mogul hosts high-dollar Trump-Pence fundraiser in Nob Hill

Donald Trump, Jr., Fox News alum Kimberly Guilfoyle and a part-owner of the San Francisco Giants were among the attendees. Read More

Jul 16, 2019
San Francisco Ingleside Mission Terrace

SF works to open city's first-ever center for homeless people living in vehicles

If approved, the Vehicle Triage Center would offer a safe, sanitary place to park for 33 vehicles and their residents. Read More

Apr 24, 2019
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market SoMa Tenderloin

Frustrated with persistent open-air drug dealing, District 6 supervisor to host public meeting

"It is clear that simply increasing arrests isn't a solution," says Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin, SoMa and Mid-Market. Read More

Apr 08, 2019
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Real estate agency gets go-ahead to take over Castro's former Volvo Centrum building

The Planning Commission approved The Agency's move to the Castro, as well as a patio for private social club The Academy. Read More