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High Bridge Arms gun shop in San Francisco. (CBS)

Will San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Surrender To Proposed Gun Control Law?

The only gun store within San Francisco city limits could close down, if a plan to make gun purchases tougher takes effect.

09/01/2015

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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

A flag flies on a ferry as it approaches Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Marina District Residents Want To Block Plans For Alcatraz Ferry Service From Fort Mason

The National Park Service has a plan the could move to the ferry service to Alcatraz from from Embarcadero to Fort Mason in the Marina District where some residents are fuming.

03/09/2015

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Bay Area Lawmakers Propose Ban On Chewing Tobacco At CA Baseball Parks Including AT&T

State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at all organized baseball venues in the state. San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced a similar ban that would include AT&T Park.

02/26/2015

A baseball player using smokeless tobacco. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

San Francisco May Ban Tobacco At All Baseball Venues

As professional baseball players begin Spring Training, a San Francisco supervisor is expected to propose legislation banning tobacco use in all city venues where baseball is played.

02/24/2015

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

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

Homeless Encampment located near King Street off-ramp (CBS SF)

Advocates Call On SF Supervisors To Help Growing LGBT Homeless Youth Population

Advocates for San Francisco’s LGBT homeless youth were at San Francisco City Hall Wednesday to ask for more housing and support services.

05/28/2014

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

San Francisco Supervisor Spearheads Effort To Implement Laura’s Law After Santa Barbara Killing Spree

Last weekend’s shooting rampage in the town of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, which left six people dead— including the shooter, has revived the debate over Laura’s Law in San Francisco.

05/27/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve $1.4 Million In Homeless Outreach

A San Francisco Supervisors’ committee held another hearing Wednesday on homelessness; the same week the full board approved $1.4 million for the city’s homeless outreach.

05/07/2014

Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Lawmakers Begin Series Of Hearings On Homelessness

San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.

04/30/2014

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