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A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Oil-By-Rail Safety Report Says California Needs More Inspectors, New Technology To Prevent Derailments

The California Public Utilities Commission and the state’s Interagency Rail Safety Working Group have come up with recommendations to ensure that the state’s rail network is up to the task as the amount of crude oil that’s shipped into the state by rail is expected to rise substantially in the near future.

06/12/2014

A boat sails during America's Cup Race in San Francisco Bay 2013 (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee Confident San Francisco’s Still An America’s Cup Contender

Even though America’s Cup officials announced they’ve eliminated one of the four remaining contenders for the 2017 regatta, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he’s confident his city is still in the game.

06/10/2014

A view of San Francisco General Hospital on October 8, 2013 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF General Hospital Audit Shows Large Discrepancies With Supply Management

According to a new audit by the San Francisco Contoller’s Office, 96 percent of San Francisco General Hospital’s inventory didn’t match its records.

06/04/2014

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AT&T Park’s Concession Stand Workers May Be Getting More Job Security

Legislation is moving forward at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to force large employers in the hospitality industry to retain workers for at least 90 days if the company is sold.

06/03/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Would Include Nearly $100 Million In Affordability Measures

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a new budget to the Board of Supervisors, which includes nearly $100 million in funds to help make the city more affordable.

06/02/2014

A sign at an Ellis Act eviction protest in San Francisco, California. (CBS)

Ellis Act Legislation By State Senator Mark Leno Of San Francisco Passes Senate

The measure passed after a few tweaks by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco. It heads to the Assembly this summer.

05/29/2014

Homeless Encampment located near King Street off-ramp (CBS SF)

Advocates Call On SF Supervisors To Help Growing LGBT Homeless Youth Population

Advocates for San Francisco’s LGBT homeless youth were at San Francisco City Hall Wednesday to ask for more housing and support services.

05/28/2014

Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Spearheads Effort To Implement Laura’s Law After Santa Barbara Killing Spree

Last weekend’s shooting rampage in the town of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, which left six people dead— including the shooter, has revived the debate over Laura’s Law in San Francisco.

05/27/2014

Nude participants take part in the Bay to Breakers race May 17, 2009 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Chief Spells Out Bay To Breakers Rules: ‘Nudity’s Not Okay’

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is revving up the troops, so to speak, for this weekend’s Bay to Breakers race, but along with other city officials, he wants to remind attendees that it should be fun and safe.

05/13/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve $1.4 Million In Homeless Outreach

A San Francisco Supervisors’ committee held another hearing Wednesday on homelessness; the same week the full board approved $1.4 million for the city’s homeless outreach.

05/07/2014

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