Mark Farrell

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

(Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open Spaces

The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.

07/24/2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Political Leaders Ecstatic About Hosting Super Bowl L

San Francisco’s political leaders were in the middle of celebrating the Golden State Warriors’ achievements when Mayor Lee received a note that said his city won the bid to host the 50th Super Bowl.

05/21/2013

(CBS)

Plan Urging San Francisco To Divest From Oil Companies Moves Forward

Activists fighting climate change and the oil companies persuaded a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee to move forward with a resolution Wednesday for the city’s retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments.

04/10/2013

A California polling place

SF Revives Push To Ditch Ranked Choice Voting

Runoff elections between the top two vote-getters would decide contests for mayor, sheriff, city attorney, district attorney, treasurer and assessor where no candidate got a 50 percent plus one vote majority.

06/14/2012

Candlestick Park

San Francisco Allows 49ers Out Of Candlestick Lease Early

Weeks after the 49ers broke ground on a new stadium in Santa Clara, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to allow the team out of their Candlestick Park lease early.

06/07/2012

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