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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

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

Alameda County Gentrification Pushing Out Longtime Residents, Possibly Causing Health Problems

When people are forced to move they are heavily stressed. That’s the finding in a new report co-authored by the Alameda County Health Department on the possible downsides of new money coming into old neighborhoods.

04/07/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a “Google Bus” arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Tech Shuttle Bus Program Gets OK, Supervisors Deny Environmental Appeal

The 18 month pilot program will allow private shuttle buses for tech companies to use a limited number of Muni stops in San Francisco.

04/02/2014

Passengers board a Muni bus along Market Street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Donates Nearly $7 Million To Fund Free Muni Rides For San Francisco Youth

Google is donating nearly $7 million to allow San Francisco to continue providing free bus and other transportation services to low-income city kids, city officials announced on Thursday.

02/28/2014

A large 'rent' banner is posted on the side of an apartment building on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, the tepid real estate market could see a turnaround with the price of rental properties surging and vacancies dropping from 10.6 percent in 2009 to 9.5 percent last year, the lowest level since 2002. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – SF Working-Class Neighborhoods Changing

In part three of our KCBS Cover Story series, “Through The Roof,” reporter Doug Sovern looks at the changing landscape of some of San Francisco’s working class neighborhoods.

12/18/2013

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)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Ellis Act Evicts SF Renters

In part two of Doug Sovern’s ‘Through The Roof’ cover-story special he looks at how Ellis Act evictions lead to landlords converting their property into Tenants In Common units at the cost of those with rent-controlled apartments.

12/17/2013

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

Some San Francisco Supervisors See ‘Epidemic’ Of Ellis Act Evictions

Members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are considering the City declare a State of Emergency over what they claim is an epidemic number of rising Ellis Act evictions.

10/24/2013

Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Community in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Mobile Home Park Residents Face Eviction For Condo Development

About 145 low-income and disabled seniors living at mobile home park in San Jose face the possibility of being evicted as the owner considers selling the property to a developer of market-rate condominiums.

10/23/2013