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Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

Many of the fights involving “Google Buses” and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.

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Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked; Device Smashed In SF Mission District

A man said he had his Google Glass snatched of his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.

04/14/2014

Protesters inside the Cadlillac dealership on Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco in 1964. (Phiz Mezey)

San Francisco During Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Since Auto Row Protests

This week marks the 50th anniversary of a civil rights demonstration where hundreds of protesters were arrested at car dealerships along San Francisco’s Auto Row.

04/11/2014

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23 Arrested For Blocking Downtown San Francisco Street During Immigration Rally

Twenty-three people were arrested at a deportation and immigrant rights rally in downtown San Francisco Friday, according to police.

04/04/2014

Artists Return To Restore Women's Building Mural

Protesters Take To San Francisco’s Mission District, Demonstrate Against Ellis Act Evictions

Protesters at 24th and Mission streets in San Francisco loudly demonstrated the latest round of what they call unfair Ellis Act evictions.

04/02/2014

Protesters inside a McDonald's restaurant on 25th Ave. in Oakland, March 18, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Protesters Accuse McDonald’s Of Systematically Stealing Workers’ Pay

Police ordered a group protesters at an Oakland McDonald’s restaurant to leave the premises on Tuesday when they claimed the company was withholding their overtime pay.

03/18/2014

Protestors block tech shuttle buses between market and mission streets. (Mark Kelly/CBS)

San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against Techies

As protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks for tech companies, San Jose officials are hoping to lure companies with a friendlier business climate.

02/13/2014

Protesters at UC President Janet Napolitano's visit to UC Berkeley on February 13, 2014. (CBS/Doug Sovern)

Protesters Greet UC President Janet Napolitano On Visit To Berkeley Campus

It was the last stop for Napolitano on her UC campus listening tour.

02/13/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evicted San Francisco Seniors File Criminal Complaints Against Landlords

Evicted tenants and their advocates gathered in front of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice Wednesday to protest the Ellis Act and to file criminal complaints against landlords.

02/05/2014

An activist group known as "The Counterforce" protested in front of the Berkeley home of Google employee Anthony Levandowski and leafleted his neighborhood on January 21, 2014. (CBS)

Google Engineer Targeted By Protesters In Front Of His East Bay Home

While the Bay Area’s tech boom has sparked protests over rising rents and tech company shuttles, a group of demonstrators took things a step further by protesting outside a prominent Google engineer’s home.

01/23/2014

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