Bevan Dufty

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PETA Balks At SF Plan To Pay Panhandlers To Care For Shelter Puppies

Beginning in August, the city is set to offer panhandlers up to $75 a week to stop begging and foster problem puppies from city animal shelters until the pups are ready for adoption.


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San Francisco Offers Puppy Dogged Solution For Panhandling Problem

San Francisco hopes a cold nose and a warm heart will help end the problem of panhandling.


A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Homelessness

Former SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty has been appointed director of homeless policy in a city persistently plagued by the homeless and their needs and the lack of services for them.


Sidewalk Sitter

Dufty Proposes San Francisco ‘Wet Houses’ For Chronic Alcoholics

The idea is to provide a safer and cheaper way for alcoholics to drink in a controlled environment.


Candidates for San Francisco mayor appear at a debate at the City Club of San Francisco, October 10, 2011. (CBS)

Few Distinctions In Latest San Francisco Mayoral Debate

The 11 candidates vying to be the next mayor of San Francisco all sounded remarkably similar Monday as they fielded questions about transportation, jobs, homelessness, even public nudity.


Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Lee Changes Tune, Considers Run For San Francisco Mayor

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has changed his tune on whether he will run for mayor in November, saying Tuesday he is considering a run after months of saying he had no plans to join the race.


San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Moves To Increase Public Financing For Mayoral Candidates

Two candidates for mayor have applied for tax payer money to finance their campaigns as the city moves to beef up its public financing fund.


Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

Chiu Files Papers To Run For San Francisco Mayor

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu held a rally outside City Hall Monday morning to announce that he is running for mayor.


A rainbow flag hangs from an historic light post in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood.

Controversy Brews Over Rainbow Flags In San Francisco

The Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association said the fasteners used to hold the flags down are doing damage to the posts and it’s time for the banners to come down.