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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

Cover art for the 'Superman' comic book, 1930s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum To Close In June; Searching For New Home After Rent Increase

San Francisco’s only museum devoted to comics, cartoons and animation is closing its doors at the end of June, but not forever.

04/20/2015

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing Crunch

San Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.

04/08/2015

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Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment Complexes

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.

03/04/2015

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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.

03/04/2015

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Alameda County Bans Skateboarding On County Property; Violators To Face Citations

The county of Alameda voted Tuesday to ban skateboarding on all county property, allowing for violators to be cited.

03/03/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison

A former SFPD sergeant was sentenced to 41 months in prison for corruption in a federal court on Monday after being convicted of four charges related to a scheme to steal money and property seized during searches and arrests in 2009.

02/23/2015

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San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Tax Property Owners Who Let Their Units Sit Vacant

A San Francisco Supervisor wants to tax out-of-town property owners who let their units sit vacant.

02/05/2015

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Jury Deliberations Set To Begin in San Francisco Police Officers’ Corruption Case

A San Francisco police officer corruption case is going to a jury on Monday where the officers are charged with conspiracy to commit theft from the Police Department, theft of more than $5,000 and conspiracy to violate civil rights.

11/25/2014

Valuable water resources in Antioch.

Drought: Valuable 100-Year-Old Water Rights Could Make Some East Bay Cities Rich

California’s pre-1914 water rights are not regulated. Even in drought years, whoever claimed the water first, gets it.

11/14/2014

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