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Airbnb To Add San Francisco Hotel Tax On Guests’ Charges

The operators of the home rental service website, Airbnb, have agreed to pay San Francisco’s 14-percent hotel tax.

04/01/2014

San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood. (CBS)

Long Before Leland Yee Arrest, San Francisco’s Chinatown Has Storied History Of Gang Activity

Author Bill Lee, who wrote an expose on San Francisco’s Chinatown, “Chinese Playground: A Memoir,” said politics has often been tied to criminal activity in the past.

03/27/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police On Track To Hire 100 New Officers By Year’s End

The Oakland Police Department says it’s on track to hire 100 new officers by the end of the year signaling a potential turnaround for the force that has struggled with dwindling numbers for years.

03/21/2014

SEIU Local 1021 protests tax breaks for corporations at SF City Hall (photo by Anna Duckworth)

San Francisco City Workers Protest Twitter, Corporate Tax Breaks On City Hall Steps

A loud lunch-hour protest at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday took aim at corporate tax breaks for Twitter and other tech companies.

03/19/2014

Protesters inside a McDonald's restaurant on 25th Ave. in Oakland, March 18, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Protesters Accuse McDonald’s Of Systematically Stealing Workers’ Pay

Police ordered a group protesters at an Oakland McDonald’s restaurant to leave the premises on Tuesday when they claimed the company was withholding their overtime pay.

03/18/2014

2013 Open Division state championship team, Bishop O'Dowd Dragons (Kevin Donahue/Bishop O'Dowd)

Bishop O’Dowd High School Basketball Team’s Season Ends On Scheduling Error

The school had appealed to officials in an effort to take part in the CIF Northern California Open Division girls basketball tournament.

02/27/2014

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Pioneers ‘Scar-less’ Remote Control Surgery Through Navel

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland is using a cutting edge, robot-aided surgical procedure by that is less invasive than traditional surgeries and causes less scarring.

02/08/2014

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Pedestrian Safety Highlights Mission’s Cesar Chavez Street Project

The Cesar Chavez Streetscape Project in San Francisco’s Mission highlights safety features for pedestrians, but also includes new bike lanes and a tree-lined median.

01/30/2014

Joe's Cable Car in San Francisco's Mission District. (CBS)

Famed Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant Closing Up Shop

The restaurant, known for having some of the best hamburgers in San Francisco, is closing in mid-March.

01/30/2014

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Faithful For Life: Vallejo Tattoo Shop Offers $49 Skin Art For 49ers Fans

As excitement grows across the Bay Area ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship game, a Vallejo tattoo shop is launching a special promotion for die-hard fans of the San Francisco 49ers.

01/17/2014

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