31 Mar 2014

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors wants to control your life

The Board of Supervisors is obsessed with every infinitesimal detail of our daily lives, to such an extent that goes beyond their job requirements and into controlling our day-to-day routines. If

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15 May 2019

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a vote on May 14 banning facial recognition legislation, which supporters say shields the public from having their privacy violated by mass surveillance.

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10 Oct 2018

San Francisco celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day as a formal holiday for the first time

As the stigma around Columbus Day has changed over the course of some years, people have been quick to highlight the atrocious acts of Christopher Columbus, which includes rape, genocide

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12 Dec 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65. SF Gate reported Lee suffered a heart attack around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the

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28 Sep 2017

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

In 1956, there were tales of all-night parties and free love radiating from the streets of San Francisco. Artists, poets, writers and musicians from around the country were drawn to

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15 Feb 2017

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees unanimously approved a deal to support free tuition for residents, but some fear the agreement leaves undocumented students behind in a

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13 Oct 2016

Board of Supervisors hears panels report on SFPD transparency

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors heard from judges and members of the public at their meeting last week to address the findings of the Blue Ribbon Panel’s report on

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03 Mar 2016

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco from 18 to 21 years old. The ordinance is scheduled to

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20 Mar 2014

San Francisco neighborhoods fed up with Ellis Act evictions

SF State professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia used to carry poems in his pocket. But stopped because he kept pulling out eviction notices. Murguia was one of

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12 Mar 2014

Bridge toll raise adds to the rip-off prices of San Francisco

From $6 beers to $10 sandwiches, San Francisco is not the cheapest city to live in — it is the most expensive, finally surpassing New York City. Whether residents are

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08 Oct 2013

SF Board of Supervisors propose new bike theft protection and recovery plan

Last Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that will attempt to cut bike thefts in half over the next five years through voluntary bike registration and quicker

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20 Nov 2012

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The

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06 Nov 2012

SF Board of Supervisors to vote on public nudity ban Nov. 20

San Francisco Supervisor’s City Operations and Neighborhood Services committee voted 3-0 in favor of sending a proposed public nudity ban to the Board of Supervisors. District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener

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19 Oct 2012

Supervisor Wiener's nudity ban would strip San Francisco's culture

From Bay to Breakers to Folsom Street Fair and SF Pride Parade, people flock to the city to see what San Francisco’s culture is about. It’s fairly safe to say

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17 Oct 2012

San Francisco to consider banning public nudity

Daring to be bare might result in a hefty fine following the introduction of proposed legislation that could ban public nudity in San Francisco. The legislation has been brought on

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17 Oct 2012

San Francisco on track for zero waste goal

What do a banana peel, an empty soda can and that essay you never picked up last semester have in common? They’re all trash, and in San Francisco, they have

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10 Oct 2012

Board reinstates Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected charges of official misconduct and reinstated Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on Oct. 9 in a special meeting that stretched more than nine hours. Four

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03 Oct 2012

San Francisco residents could switch to renewable energy options to power their homes

An initiative that was almost a decade in the making will finally find its way into the homes of San Francisco residents in mid-2013. CleanPowerSF, a program that encourages citizen

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23 Mar 2012

San Francisco LGBT community spotlights injustice

Imagine living in a country where being gay is considered a crime. A place where people feel restrained from expressing their sexual orientation, are persecuted and always fear the day

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07 Mar 2012

San Francisco ban on plastic grocery store bags to take effect in October

Retail customers in San Francisco will soon have another change to add to their purchase if they want a bag to carry home their goods. In an effort to be

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29 Feb 2012

America's Cup stirs up controversy in San Francisco

Residents and organizations in San Francisco recently appealed the findings of the final Environmental Impact Report for the 34th America’s Cup, but were disappointed when construction was approved by the

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22 Feb 2012

New city ordinance imposes fee, places restrictions on San Francisco dog walkers

Commercial dog walkers in San Francisco are apprehensive about a newly-approved city ordinance that will limit them to walking no more than eight dogs at a time in all city

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08 Nov 2011

Preliminary winners chosen in San Francisco election

Sixteen mayoral candidates have finally been narrowed down and current Interim Mayor Ed Lee is projected to be the first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco with 31.38 percent of first-choice

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01 Nov 2011

Xpress endorsements 2011: San Francisco ballot measures

Prop A: School bonds  *Proposition A would authorize the city to issue up to $46.2 million in deferred loans and grants for seismic retrofits to multistory wood structures at significant risk

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03 Oct 2011

San Francisco mayoral candidates voice their plans for education

While each candidate for mayor of San Francisco has a general idea of how to handle education woes in the city, few candidates have a solid plan of how to

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28 Sep 2011

San Francisco mayor race heats up at City College

Mayoral candidates appeared at City College of San Francisco Sept. 28 to discuss key city issues ranging from curtailing crime, fighting poverty and preventing police corruption to finding funding for

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09 Feb 2011

Board of Supervisors ban unsolicited Yellow Pages

In an attempt to reduce both its ecological footprint and recycling costs, San Francisco is making efforts to curb the dissemination of unwanted phone directories. The Board of Supervisors approved

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22 Jan 2011

Edwin Lee voted in as interim mayor of San Francisco

Following a months-long stand off between progressives and moderates on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Edwin Lee was unanimously voted in as interim mayor of San Francisco on Jan. 11.

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14 Dec 2010

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Supervisors lacks courage

With Gavin Newsom now Lt. Gov.-elect, the city charter states that the board of supervisors chooses the new interim mayor. That was five weeks ago…and counting.

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10 Sep 2019

NRA labeled a domestic terrorist group by city leaders

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Sept. 3 to approve a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist group. The resolution asked that San Francisco assess

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07 May 2019

Declining Latino population in Mission inspires street fair, aims to retain culture

Isidro Fajardo, artistic director and choreographer of the dance group Bolivia Corazón de América, talks to another dancer after their performance at the 15th annual Mission Neighborhood Centers Cinco de

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19 Mar 2019

Naked and unafraid

Nudists marched down the streets of the Castro for San Francisco’s fourth annual Nude Parade, with signs hoisted in the air to protest against San Francisco’s public nudity ordinance. The

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07 Nov 2018

Feinstein wins fifth term as U.S. senator

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein fended off a challenge from fellow-Democrat and state Senator Kevin De Leon in Tuesday’s midterm elections, winning her fifth term representing California in the

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04 Apr 2018

Milk to be remembered at SFO

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to rename SFO Terminal 1 in Harvey Milk’s name. Milk was the first openly gay elected official to the San Francisco Board

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16 Feb 2017

City seeks funds to protect immigrants from deportation

Immigrants, lawyers and community members squeezed into the Budget and Finance Committee meeting in substantial numbers that spilled into an overflow room to show support for a measure that would

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15 Feb 2017

Religious leaders and CSU seek pathways for future students

SF State President Leslie E. Wong and Rev. Amos Brown shared the pulpit at Third Baptist Church for the 12th annual CSU Super Sunday, to discuss the importance of higher

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