John Avalos

A stop sign is seen near the Space Shuttle Discovery as it sits on launch pad 39-A after its launch was scrub due to trouble with a liquid hydrogen fill and drain valve on August 26, 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch of the shuttle to the international space station has been rescheduled for Friday morning if the valve can be fixed. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Proposes Allowing Bicyclists To Roll Through Stop Signs

A San Francisco supervisor is taking exception to the police department’s crackdown on bicyclists blowing through stop signs and is introducing an ordinance to allow cyclists to roll through the stop.

08/13/2015

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Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing Market

Two new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.

05/19/2015

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing Crunch

San Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.

04/08/2015

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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

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

After San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Announces Intention For Second Term, Progressives Say He’s ‘Beatable’

While San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement on Thursday that he will run for re-election on Thursday, The city’s progressives think he will face serious a serious challenge as the city’s wealth gap widens.

11/07/2014

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

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

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Would Include Nearly $100 Million In Affordability Measures

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a new budget to the Board of Supervisors, which includes nearly $100 million in funds to help make the city more affordable.

06/02/2014

A San Francisco Police motorcycle officer. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Issuing More Traffic Citations To Curb Pedestrian Deaths

The number of traffic citations issued by police in San Francisco has risen through the first three months of 2014 due to an enforcement effort to stem the surge of pedestrian fatalities in the city, a police captain said at community meeting on Wednesday.

04/10/2014

SEIU Local 1021 protests tax breaks for corporations at SF City Hall (photo by Anna Duckworth)

San Francisco City Workers Protest Twitter, Corporate Tax Breaks On City Hall Steps

A loud lunch-hour protest at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday took aim at corporate tax breaks for Twitter and other tech companies.

03/19/2014

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