State Senate OKs Bill Creating Special Pot BanksShut out of the traditional banking system by federal laws, the country's largest legal marijuana market in California could benefit if the state approves a measure creating a special class of banks to handle pot money.
Activists Protest Popular Mission Restaurant During Carnaval Festivities Sunday’s Carnaval festivities brought thousands of people to San Francisco's Mission District, but parade entries were noticeably down this year. Some residents are concerned this is another example of the Mission’s fading cultural roots and blame gentrification.
Occupy SF Protesters Target Bank Foreclosures In ExcelsiorOccupy SF joined forces with other community activists to protest bank foreclosures in the city's hard-hit Excelsior District.
Study Finds Foreclosures Driving Down Oakland Home Values A new report indicates that the total loss in Oakland home values driven by the foreclosure crisis could reach $12 billion by the end of next year.