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Sam Liccardo, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Police Accountability After Data Shows Department’s Potential Racial Bias

San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling for increased police accountability in the wake of data that shows the department routinely stops or detains blacks and Latinos at disproportionate rates.

05/12/2015

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San Francisco Political Consultant With Ties To Mayor Lee Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Officers say they found prominent San Francisco political consultant, Enrique Pearce, in possession of more than 600 images of people under 18 engaged in sexual conduct and arrested him Thursday.

05/08/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.

05/04/2015

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As Mayor

There’s been a significant increase recently in the number of citations issued in San Francisco to the homeless who camp out in the city’s parks and open spaces.

05/04/2015

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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

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

Mayor Lee: No Room For Homeless In Super Bowl 50 Fan Village

San Francisco’s plans for the Super Bowl City were revealed Tuesday, and while city officials count down to the kickoff they also must deal with large crowds of homeless who camp out in the heart of where the celebration is planned.

04/22/2015

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Sonoma City Council Worried Rental Sites Like Airbnb Would Ruin Town’s Character; Votes Them Down

Sonoma’s City Council has blocked a plan to allow residents to rent out rooms in their homes on sites like Airbnb and VRBO.

04/07/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Salesforce Heavily Funds Reinstated SFPD Cadet Academy; Targets Diverse Youth

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that the city’s police department would revive their cadet academy, aiming to recruit diverse youths from the city’s high-risk neighborhoods for paying jobs within the force.

03/31/2015

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California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

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CPUC Proposes New $1.6 Billion Fine Against PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

The President of the California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a $1.6-billion fine against PG&E for the pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in 2010.

03/13/2015

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