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Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

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Lying in her hospital bed, Nancie Gee gazes out the window, watching the birds.
Competing initiatives take different paths toward increasing affordable housing in San Francisco.
An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail was found three blocks away at a homeless shelter.
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Glide to celebrate life of Maya Angelou

Hundreds are expected to crowd into San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church Sunday.
A day after San Francisco was eliminated to host the next America's Cup, Mayor Ed Lee said the city put forth a strong proposal to host the 2017 races.
The minimum wage in San Francisco will climb to $15 by 2018 if voters say "yes" in November.

Mayor Ed Lee seeks $15 minimum wage

Mayor Ed Lee has floated a $15 an hour minimum wage in San Francisco by July 2018.

Two ballot propositions face SF voters

Voters will decide on waterfront development and a $400 million earthquake safety bond. Tuesday's election

Health advocates invade Verizon store

Activists affixed Verizon cell phones with stickers warning of negative health effects.
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Duboce Park blaze injures SF firefighter

A three-alarm fire near Duboce Park damaged three homes Tuesday afternoon.
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San Francisco coffee is so hot right now

Three of San Francisco's coffee institutions have been named among the nation's best.
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After announcing it would close at the end of April, legendary Le Video will remain open.

Union floats $15 minimum wage for ballot

SEIU Local 1021's minimum wage plan looks headed for a ballot clash with one from Mayor Lee.
SF weather has been so mellow that the National Weather Service said the last time any substantial rain fell was on April 4.
Joe Montana ripped the city of San Francisco for making "a terrible effort" to keep the team in The City.
After severe backlash, startup tech guy Peter Shih apologizes for his "idiotic and childish" blog post about San Francisco.

Brazen bank robbers plaguing SF banks

The “High Jumper Bandits” and the “Up Close Bandit” have combined to rob a half-dozen banks in San Francisco.
Former Supervisor Ed Jew — convicted of bribery and extortion during his brief time in office — is out of federal prison.

No jail for bicyclist who killed pedestrian

A bicyclist who hit and killed an elderly man as he walked through a crosswalk will avoid any jail time in a plea deal.
Legions of harried commuters will get a Fourth of July break, but revelers seeking fireworks may be stymied by traffic.
An "excessive heat warning" stays in place inland through Wednesday, though a marine layer is cooling down the coast.
It's going to be hot this weekend. If you want to avoid the heat, stay in San Francisco or remain along the coast.
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Fit Bay Area shines in health study

A study by the American College of Sports Medicine ranks the Bay Area as the fourth healthiest region in the United States.
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Sumo-sized voter guide gets fat and pricey

This fall's San Francisco voter guide will swell to whopping 500 pages and cost an estimated $1.8 million to print.

Bay Area economy doing A-OK

While numerous California cities have been hit hard by the effects of the recession, the Bay Area seems to be bouncing back just fine.

SOMA skatepark closes in on final approval

An eight-year struggle to build a skatepark under the Central Freeway in SOMA is finally coming to fruition.

Survey: Oaklanders unhappy with their city

Residents across the Bay have a glass-half-empty view when it comes to how their city is being run.

City shells out $1.7M in flood settlement

The City is finally ready to put money in the pockets of the 46 homeowners and businesses flooded with rain and sewage in 2003 and 2004.
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Amid more protest and debate, CCSF trustees signed off on a report detailing changes made at the troubled school.

SF startup debuts crowd-sourced video app

A new app allows iPhone users to stream live video of any public space, any time from anywhere.
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7×7 celebrates 2013 Eat + Drink winners

This week The City was all about a different type of awards ceremony — one that handed out bronze Piggy Awards.
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One hundred years ago this month, the lights went out at midnight and thousands of revelers mourned the passing of the “Paris of America."
San Francisco tied L.A. for second place on a list detailing U.S. cities with the worst traffic.

San Francisco: 2024 Olympic host?

The City received a letter from the U.S. Olympic Committee to gauge its interest in hosting the 2024 games.

Ex-offenders struggle to find housing

Because of The City's lack of low-income housing, 47 percent of ex-offenders are left to live on the streets.
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BART riders may be slapped with fare hikes

As if San Francisco housing and gas prices weren't enough, BART officials proposed fare and parking increases this week.
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