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Fate Of Martins Beach In Judge’s Hands— Will Decide If Public Can Access Private Land

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge will decide the future of whether or not the public will be able to access privately-owned, Martins Beach.

07/16/2014

Mark Wassberg used Tuesday night's public comment forum at the Richmond City Council meeting to label gay citizens "filth and dirt." (CBS)

Richmond Council Backing Off Plan To Ban Anti-Gay Speakers; Disruptions Continue

The Richmond City Council has asked its city attorney to explore whether it could enact free speech limits during council meetings, but city officials have been told that silencing the people who disrupt meetings is most likely unconstitutional.

07/16/2014

A marmot on the loose in a San Francisco neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Public’s Help Needed To Return Marmot Loose In San Francisco To Its Sierra Home

San Francisco’s Wildlife Emergency Services is asking for the public’s help in finding a marmot running around underneath homes near the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

07/01/2014

Screen images from Monkey Parking app. (Paolo Dobrowolny)

Monkey Parking App’s CEO Refuses To Halt Operations In SF, Despite Order From City Attorney’s Office

A Rome-based startup, whose users auction off public parking spaces via an iPhone app is refusing to halt operations in San Francisco, despite an order from the city attorney’s office.

06/26/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral Debate

A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.

05/22/2014

A N Judah streetcar enters the San Francisco Muni Metro system at the Sunset Tunnel eastern portal next to Duboce Park. (Christopher Beland)

Standing Room Only? Muni’s Experiment With Fewer Seats Begins With N Line

San Francisco Muni is experimenting with offering fewer seats and more standing room on its fleet of vehicles. The idea is to get riders on and off the trains faster.

05/19/2014

Mobile Twitter (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

NYC Police Twitter Campaign Backfires, Spreads To California Departments

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of police in the Bay Area and Los Angeles have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers.

04/23/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.

03/03/2014

Ashton Kutcher (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Kutcher: Better At Keeping Personal Life Private

After embodying Steve Jobs in his new movie, Ashton Kutcher came to admire how the Apple Computer founder was able to balance his public and personal lives…

08/08/2013

Protesters expose themselves at San Francisco's City Hall (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Upholds Public Nudity Ban In San Francisco

A federal judge Thursday turned down a request by five nudism activists for a temporary restraining order blocking a San Francisco ban on nakedness on public streets, sidewalks and transit vehicles.

03/21/2013

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