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Netstop Internet cafe in San Francisco's Excelsior District. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Losing Patience With Excelsior’s Internet Gambling Cafes

Supervisor John Avalos wants to know what’s going on with City Business Center on Mission Street in the Excelsior, which was told to close down in April because it allowed internet gambling on its computers.

08/08/2014

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San Francisco Moves Closer To Legalizing Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals

In an effort to regulate short-term rentals—made popular by services such as Airbnb, San Francisco passed its first legislative test Thursday at City Hall, where the planning commission gave tentative approval a controversial proposal after a four-hour long public hearing.

08/08/2014

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor

Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.

07/30/2014

A McDonald's restaurant in south Los Angeles. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Measure To Increase Minimum Wage In San Francisco To Go Before Voters In November

If approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.

07/30/2014

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Likely To Send Minimum Wage Hike Proposal To Voters In November

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will propose that a $15-an-hour minimum wage makes it on November’s ballot next week. The ordinance has already been approved by the board’s Rules Committee.

07/25/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

Demonstrators hold American flags near the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 7, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors To Fund Relief Efforts For Undocumented Children Crossing Border

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to fund relief efforts for as many as 250 children a month, according to some immigrant advocates, that are arriving in the country.

07/21/2014

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San Francisco Supervisors Consider Tax Breaks To Seed Urban Garden Growth

A new proposal before the Board of Supervisors would give significant tax breaks for property owners willing to set aside their empty lots as urban gardens.

07/20/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Soda Tax Plan Step Closer To Getting Onto November Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the city for the November ballot.

07/16/2014

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos (SF Board of Supervisors)

San Francisco Supervisor Avalos Admits To Affair With Top Aide Who Is Now On Leave

An aide to a San Francisco supervisor is on leave after it was revealed Wednesday that she was romantically involved with her boss.

07/16/2014

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