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Screenshot of Bluoz.com. (Bluoz.com)

Gentrification And Crime, Techies And Drug Users: ‘Crackhead Cam’ Captures Transition Of San Francisco Mid-Market

San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood is undergoing a transition. While it has a burgeoning nightlife, a blogger’s webcam shows not all of it is pretty.

07/23/2014

Defenestration Building

Beloved San Francisco Landmark Art Hotel “Defenestration” Comes Down

If you’ve ever driven past 6th & Howard in San Francisco, you know the place. It’s the building that’s regurgitating furniture.

06/03/2014

Carnaval Dancers

Activists Protest Popular Mission Restaurant During Carnaval Festivities

Sunday’s Carnaval festivities brought thousands of people to San Francisco’s Mission District, but parade entries were noticeably down this year. Some residents are concerned this is another example of the Mission’s fading cultural roots and blame gentrification.

05/26/2014

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KCBS In Depth: Challenges For Homeless Families Under San Francisco’s High Cost Of Living

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — This week KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Eric Kisch, executive director of Campus Family Services—a San Francisco non-profit that assists homeless and at-risk families. Providing social services a hundred years, Compass is now teaming up with Twitter to keep the legacy moving forward.

05/26/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral Debate

A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.

05/22/2014

Marcus Books San Francisco (photo courtesy CBS SF)

SF Supervisor Notes Lack Of Diversity, Seeks To Help Save Fillmore’s Marcus Books

A San Francisco supervisor is asking for more time to raise the money to buy a prominent African-American bookstore in the Fillmore District after a long struggle to prevent eviction.

05/19/2014

SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

Time-Lapse Map Illustrates Explosion Of Evictions In San Francisco

A group of anti-eviction activists who say gentrification is dramatically changing San Francisco have mapped evictions in the city over nearly two decades to “de-isolate” the eviction phenomenon and raise awareness about what neighborhoods are turning over.

04/30/2014

Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked; Device Smashed In SF Mission District

A man said he had his Google Glass snatched of his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.

04/14/2014

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Fees

A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

04/09/2014

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