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A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

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

Graffiti seen under a bridge in Kurt Cobain Park in Aberdeen, Washington on April 1, 2014. The park and bridge where Cobain used to hang out and write songs has become a symbol for fans as it was a gathering place after the news of his death spread. Nirvana fans prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic frontmans suicide on April 5. AFP PHOTO / Sébastien VUAGNAT (Photo credit should read Sebastian VUAGNAT/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Pursue Civil Charges Against Repeat Graffiti Vandals To Recover Cleanup Costs

Legislation introduced by San Francisco Supervisor London Breed aiming to cut back on graffiti vandalism throughout the city was unanimously passed by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

05/07/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation Requiring Kill Switch On Mobile Devices

This comes as according to state Senator Mark Leno, Apple has switched from being opposed to a kill switch measure, to being neutral on the issue.

05/07/2014

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