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San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing Rentals

San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.

11/21/2014

Democratic National Convention: Day 2

Phil Matier: Will Dianne Feinstein Back SF’s Mayor Lee In His Re-Election Bid?

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may not be able to count Senator Dianne Feinstein among his backers for his re-election campaign.

11/10/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF’s Airbnb Legislation; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’

San Francisco’s new law legalizing home shares suffered a setback Monday when HomeAway filed a lawsuit challenging the measure.

11/03/2014

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Mayor Lee Signs ‘Airbnb Law’ For Short-Term Rentals In San Francisco

Residents who rent their San Francisco spare room out to travelers on websites like Airbnb have reason to rejoice.

10/27/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Is Senator Feinstein Putting San Francisco’s Mayor Lee On The Hot Seat Over Airbnb Legislation?

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has some strong words about proposed Airbnb legislation under consideration by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and doesn’t want anything getting pushed through too soon.

10/21/2014

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisors Pass Controversial Airbnb Law

San Francisco Supervisors have passed a controversial proposal on how the city should handle people who rent out their homes and apartments on websites like Airbnb.

10/07/2014

The Watermark condominium building stands in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Many New SF Condos Are Owned By Out-Of-Towners, According To Report

San Francisco’s luxury condos are being purchased by wealthy buyers who have an unquenchable thirst for high-end real estate but don’t live in the city.

09/30/2014

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Airbnb To Begin Collecting Occupancy Taxes In San Francisco In October

The 14 percent hotel tax is expected to net millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco.

09/17/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Airbnb, Pinterest & Twitter Among SF Startups Giving Free Public Tours In Citywide Festival

For a third consecutive year, some of San Francisco’s biggest names in the startup world will open their doors to the public for free tours Thursday and Friday.

09/11/2014

(L-R) Maksym Pashanin, Denys Pashanin (from Maksym Pashanin Kickstarter video)

Squatting Video Game Developers Finally Leave Airbnb Condo Owned By San Francisco Woman

Two brothers who squatted on a Bay Area woman’s Airbnb condo have finally left the premises.

08/21/2014

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