Margie Shafer

People lined up to receive an array of services provided by Project Homeless Connect at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Project Homeless Connect Sets Up ‘One-Stop Shop’; Offers Medical Care At Bill Graham Civic

San Francisco’s Project Homeless Connect, now in its 10th year – offered “one-stop-shop” services for the homeless at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

08/20/2014

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

As Ferguson Protests Continue, Oakland Mayor Quan Says City Learned Lesson On Handling Civil Unrest

Much like Ferguson, Missouri, the city of Oakland has been rocked in the past by civil unrest, both during the Occupy protests and also following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Mayor Jean Quan has her own reflections on how her city’s police department handles protests.

08/20/2014

Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Consider Anti-Gun Violence Restraining Order

The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence restraining order. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s bill is modeled after California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.

08/19/2014

California Aqueduct

Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.

08/15/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force Meets With SF Public Utilities Commission

Members of Governor Browns’ interagency Drought Task Force came to San Francisco Monday to meet with local government officials to learn more about efforts to respond to the drought.

08/11/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Hosts Call For Progressive Home Sharing Laws In San Francisco

Airbnb hosts and supporters have launched the “Fair to Share” campaign aimed at helping to tax and regulate home sharing in San Francisco.

07/31/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

A mother and child, 3, from El Salvador await transport to a processing center for undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on July 24, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Supervisor Proposes Hosting Child Migrants As Gov. Brown Meets With Mexico’s President On Immigration Crisis

Immigration is on the agenda in Mexico City as Governor Brown meets with Mexico’s president. Meanwhile there’s an idea to bring hundreds of child migrants to the South Bay.

07/28/2014

Hetch Hetchy

Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

07/28/2014

Diseased palm trees along San Francisco's Embarcadero (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Diseased Palm Trees Along San Francisco’s Embarcadero To Undergo Costly Removal, Replacement

Some of the iconic palm trees that line San Francisco’s Embarcadero are dying of a fungal disease that will require both their costly removal and replacement by the city’s Department of Public Works.

07/22/2014

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