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Mayor Ed Lee

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Task Force Calls For $3 Billion In Taxes And Fees To Upgrade SF Transportation

San Francisco taxpayers could be asked to approve $3 billion in taxes and fees to help pay for fixes for the city’s transportation system as a task force assembled by Mayor Ed Lee will bring its recommendations to City Hall on Monday.

11/25/2013

Miles as "Batman" (credit: Make-A-Wish Foundation)

NorCal 5-Year-Old’s Batman Wish To Come True At SF ‘Gotham City’

5 year-old Leukemia patient, Miles will don the cape & cowl to fight crime in San Francisco, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation…

11/14/2013

Artist rendering of the proposed San Francisco waterfront arena for the Golden State Warriors. (Snøhetta and AECOM)

The Warriors’ Waterfront War: Friends, Foes Taking Arena Fight To Voters

San Francisco voters rejection of the 8 Washington project last week has a lot of people wondering if the Warriors will face the same kind of opposition. It appears as though the war on the waterfront is just beginning.

11/10/2013

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

San Francisco Muni Launches Campaign To Curb Gadget Theft

More San Francisco police officers have been assigned to Muni buses and trains, in an effort to stop the increasing number of robberies and thefts of riders’ electronic devices.

11/07/2013

Protesters rally outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, November 7, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Outside Twitter’s SF Headquarters Decry High-Tech Tax Breaks

Amid the excitement caused by Twitter’s highly anticipated IPO on Thursday morning, protesters—attempting to ruffle the feathers of the social media company—marched outside its headquarters in San Francisco decrying the city’s tax breaks for high-tech companies.

11/07/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

Google’s Secrecy Surrounding Barge May Backfire

Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.

11/05/2013

Ed Lee

San Francisco’s Mayor Touts Mid-Market Revitalization Ahead Of Twitter IPO

In anticipation of Twitter’s initial public offering this week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee took a stroll down Market Street on Monday to check out and assess the rapidly changing Mid-Market area.

11/04/2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Google’s Secret Revealed: Barge To Offer High-End Showrooms, Party Deck

Google’s mysterious floating barge on San Francisco Bay will feature luxury showrooms and a party deck for the tech giant to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients, multiple sources told KPIX 5.

10/31/2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Coast Guard Comments On Mysterious Google Barge

Google is staying silent about a mysterious barge off Treasure Island. Meanwhile, KPIX 5 has received comment from the U.S. Coast Guard about the project, and has obtained details about the barges and who owns them.

10/30/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor Left In The Dark By Google Over Mystery Barge

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other local officials said Google has left them in the dark about a massive barge off Treasure Island, days after KPIX 5 first reported on the mysterious project.

10/29/2013

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