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SoMa Residential Project May Be Leasing Rent-Controlled Units To Tourists, City Attorney Says

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Thursday that a newly-constructed residential development project in the city’s South of Market neighborhood appears to be unlawfully leasing out rent-controlled units to tourists on a short-term basis.

08/06/2015

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City Sues San Francisco Landlord Accused Of Bullying Elderly And Disabled Tenants

A San Francisco landlord who is allegedly bullying elderly and disabled tenants into surrendering their rent-controlled apartments has been sued by the city.

06/05/2015

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San Francisco Puts McDonald’s On Notice Over Drug Sales, Other Problems At Haight Street Restaurant

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Tuesday sent a letter to McDonald’s Corp. warning of potential legal action due to ongoing problems with drug sales and other public nuisances at the Haight Street McDonald’s restaurant.

05/12/2015

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SF Firefighter Files Harassment, Discrimination Claim Against Managers And Colleagues After Testing Positive For HIV

A San Francisco firefighter has filed a legal claim alleging that colleagues and managers harassed and discriminated against him after learning he had tested positive for HIV.

03/09/2015

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Oakland Dropping Controversial Gang Injunction; Included Curfew, Banned Wearing Certain Colors

Oakland’s city attorney confirmed that they are dropping its controversial gang injunction with police chief Sean Whent in favor of the move. Alleged members

03/06/2015

Hillside Apartments in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment Complexes

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.

03/04/2015

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Teens Seek To Lower San Francisco’s Voting Age To 16

Politically savvy teens in San Francisco are seeking to lower the city’s voting age to sixteen.

01/06/2015

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Oakland-Based Tax Preparer Allegedly Bilked Low-Income Customers Out Of Their Earned Income Credit Money

The suit alleges Oakland-based Instant Tax lured low income customers with the promise of quick refunds or small “refund anticipation loans,” but withheld large portions of their refunds.

11/20/2014

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Native Americans Send List Of Demands To Giants After Filing Claim For Being Ejected From AT&T Park

An attorney representing two Native Americans who were ejected from AT&T Park during a Giants’ game last June has sent a letter to the team with a list of demands after filing a claim seeking damages against the city.

09/16/2014

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Waste Management Sues Oakland Over $1 Billion Trash Contract

The nation’s largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.

08/20/2014

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