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A marijuana user smokes from a bong during a 420 Day celebration on 'Hippie Hill' in Golden Gate Park April 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. April 20th has become a de facto holiday for marijuana advocates, with large gatherings and 'smoke outs' in many parts of the United States. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Hippie Hill’ Crackdown Expected At SF’s Golden Gate Park, 4/20 Festivities

Not only is this Sunday Easter Sunday, but it happens to fall on 4/20, a major marijuana lover’s celebration that brings thousands to Golden Gate Park every year. Law enforcement said they’ll be out in full force.

04/16/2014

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San Francisco Hayes Valley Residents To Meet With Police Over Growing Crime Problem

Concerned residents of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood will meet with police about an increase in drug and gun violence in the area mostly known for trendy restaurants and boutiques.

03/21/2013

Henry Alvarez (San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing)

Phil Matier: SF Housing Chief Opening New Restaurant While On Medical Leave

The embattled head of San Francisco’s Housing Authority, who is on paid medical leave, is apparently opening a restaurant in Berkeley with his wife. And, that’s not sitting well with at least one San Francisco lawmaker.

03/08/2013

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

Phil Matier: Re-Election Signals Behind The Scenes Victory For SF’s Chiu

His re-election was opposed by a number of board members and former ally, Chinatown political powerhouse Rose Pak.

01/10/2013