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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.

03/04/2015

A cellphone surveillance device similar to a "Stingray" that is used by law enforcement. (CBS)

Santa Clara Supes Approve Controversial Cellphone Tracking Device Known As ‘Stingray’

The Stingray can highjack any phone within its radius. The mobile device is fooled into thinking Stingray is the wireless carrier.

02/25/2015

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Plan To Run BART, Muni Late Night In SF Lacks Needed Cash

“The Other 9-To-5″ report calls for a major boost in overnight public transportation to and from San Francisco. The only problem is the report doesn’t have a plan for where to get the cash to make it happen.

02/23/2015

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Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle Advocates

A proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.

02/16/2015

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Truckers Face New Requirements For San Francisco’s Vision Zero Traffic-Safety Initiative

Many professional truck drivers who travel in San Francisco will soon be required to take a safety training program as part of the city’s Vision Zero action strategy to meet the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024.

02/10/2015

Transgender community die in at a rally at San Francisco City Hall, February 10, 2015. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

Murders Of Transgender Women Prompt Rally, ‘Die-In’ At San Francisco City Hall

Members of San Francisco’s transgender community along with their supporters and advocates staged a symbolic die-in in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon as part of an event called Trans Liberation Tuesday.

02/10/2015

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SF Supervisors Vote To Create Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

The ordinance comes following the release of a city report that shows $208 million was spent on violence prevention in the city over the last five years.

01/27/2015

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Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San Francisco

Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.

01/23/2015

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SF Supervisors’ Committee Trying To Empower Public Over Wireless Companies

Legislation is moving forward at the Board of Supervisors that would require a lot more work for wireless companies that want to install antennas on utility poles, street lights and other public right of way.

01/14/2015

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Contra Costa County’s Board Of Supervisors May Not Get 33 Percent Pay Raise After All

A 33-percent salary increase for the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors appears to be on its way out. As Board chair West County supervisor John Gioia assumed his new role in 2015.

01/06/2015

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