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Berkeley City Leaders Seek To Streamline Homeless Services

Berkeley city leaders began looking at how money is spent on homeless services on Tuesday after a recent report concluded it is not being done efficiently. The vision for a new system is a drastic change from the current approach.

22 mins ago

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White speaks during a news conference at San Francisco International Airport.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Second Letter Sent To Mayor Lee Asking For San Francisco Fire Chief’s Removal

The San Francisco Fire Chiefs Association has joined rank and file groups in calling for the removal of Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and now they’re pressuring Mayor Ed Lee to react.

12 hours ago

Former Mayor Art Agnos announces ballot measure campaign to keep the San Francisco Flower Mart from being converted into tech campus. (Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Flower Mart Vendors Will Ask Voters To Stop Developers From Turning Site Into Tech Campus

San Francisco flower vendors along with the help of a former mayor, announced a plan on Wednesday to ask voters to save the City’s historic Flower Mart from a real estate developer that wants to turn the SoMa site into a technology campus.

17 hours ago

(CBS)

San Jose Police Union Warns Of Another Exodus If Liccardo Wins Mayoral Race

The San Jose Police Officer’s Union says the morning after election day could be the start of another mass exodus of police officers.

18 hours ago

(Photo credit: Einstein For Oakland/Andy Sanders)

Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor’s Office Thursday

The geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office – a group of Occupy Oakland veterans – say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.

22 hours ago

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Firefighters Want Chief Joanne Hayes-White Replaced

Organizations representing rank-and-file firefighters in San Francisco are calling on the Mayor Ed Lee to replace Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and get some new ideas in the department to deal with a crisis in public safety.

09/23/2014

Depictions of the new SFMTA (Muni) light-rail vehicles coming to San Francisco starting in 2016. (via SFMTA)

$648 Million Contract Will Buy New Fleet Of San Francisco Muni Light Rail Vehicles

A $648-million contract signed Friday is helping shape the future of San Francisco’s public transportation system. The first of the new Muni LRVs should be ready by the end of 2016.

09/19/2014

(BotMultichillT/Creative Commons)

Oakland Mayor, Garbage Companies Reach Deal

A tentative agreement has been reached to settle a dispute over the city of Oakland’s garbage contract.

09/19/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose’s Mayoral Race Heats Up After Liccardo Orders Cortese To Return Campaign Cash

The battle is heating up between two men vying to be the next mayor of Northern California’s largest city.

09/17/2014

Artist rendering of the Grand Hall of the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This will replace the current bus terminal at First and Mission Streets with a multi-model transit center serving eleven transportation systems. (transbaycenter.org)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension

The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.

09/09/2014

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