San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Prescription Drugs

San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back Program

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.

10/21/2014

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Make HIV/AIDS Drug Available To Anyone Who Needs It

Supervisor David Campos wants the Board to appropriate an extra $807,000 to cover the cost of providing Truvada to any San Franciscan who needs it.

09/18/2014

Drag queens Sister Roma (left) and Heklina (2nd from left) listen as San Francisco Supervisor David Campos (R) speaks during a press conference at City Hall, September 17, 2014. (CBS)

Facebook Temporarily Restores Profiles Of Drag Queens, Declines To Change ‘Real Names’ Policy

Facebook met with leaders of San Francisco’s transgender community in City Hall amid a crackdown on drag queens who use their stage names on the site. But the social network has not changed a policy requiring account holders to use their real names.

09/17/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Agrees To Meet With Drag Queens In San Francisco Over Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using their legal names on their accounts.

09/15/2014

London Breed

SF Supervisor London Breed Says 49ers Should Sit Ray McDonald During Investigation

Supervisor London Breed spoke to KPIX 5’s Phil Matier on Sunday about her nonbinding resolution which calls for the 49ers to keep Ray McDonald from playing while an investigation of felony domestic violence charges against the star defensive end continues.

09/14/2014

Facebook Stage Names

SF Supervisor Calls For Facebook To Meet With Drag Queens Over Profile Restrictions

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website’s recent crackdown on the performers to change their profile names.

09/12/2014

Urban Agriculture

San Francisco Supervisors Consider Tax Breaks To Seed Urban Garden Growth

A new proposal before the Board of Supervisors would give significant tax breaks for property owners willing to set aside their empty lots as urban gardens.

07/20/2014

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SF Supes Steamed By Power Struggle Over CleanPowerSF

The discovery that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has quietly taken steps to eliminate all funding for CleanPowerSF, the stalled program to sell public power to city residents, has caused an uproar at City Hall.

05/01/2014

Fire at a construction site at 4th Street and China Basin in San Francisco on March 11, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants Narrower Streets For Pedestrian Safety, Fire Chief Slams Idea

There’s only so much available room on San Francisco’s streets, and it seems to be shrinking daily. As a result, a turf war is brewing between those worried about pedestrian safety and those worried about fire safety.

04/30/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Ex-San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew Begins County Jail Sentence For Corruption

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is back in jail Thursday afternoon after surrendering for a 60-day term behind bars for a perjury charge connected with a public corruption case.

04/10/2014

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