Today’s Stories (Last updated October 25, 12:00 AM)

Oct
25
Spending Wars
by Jaime Rossi
The Chronicle gives us a rundown on the gobs of cash that have been raised for this November's election. Apparently, there is still quite a bit of money to be spent over the next 10 days or so. more
The Chronicle gives us a rundown on the gobs of cash that have been raised for this November's election. Apparently, there is still quite a bit of money to be spent over the next 10 days or so. more
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Oct
25
Mailer Madness
by Jaime Rossi
Election Day must be near as our mailboxes are getting inundated with tales of apocalypse, criminal pasts, and associations with nefarious characters. more
Election Day must be near as our mailboxes are getting inundated with tales of apocalypse, criminal pasts, and associations with nefarious characters. more
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Oct
25
Judgment Day
by Jaime Rossi
The Chronicle has a profile of Judge Curtis Karnow, the man who will ultimately decide the fate of City College. more
The Chronicle has a profile of Judge Curtis Karnow, the man who will ultimately decide the fate of City College. more
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Oct
25
Visitacion Victory
by Jaime Rossi
A community center in Visitacion Valley will reopen after the buyer of the building decided to donate it to the city. more
A community center in Visitacion Valley will reopen after the buyer of the building decided to donate it to the city. more
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Jaime Rossi
Like many former 4th grade teachers, Jaime has a keen understanding of San Francisco politics. An avid squash player, he also enjoys reading, traveling, and singing karaoke.

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Oct
24
Election Season
by Taylor Jordan
Behold, the Chronicle's 2014 Election Guide. Isn't she really breathtaking? Now, in the words of one true American, "Vote or Die." more
Behold, the Chronicle's 2014 Election Guide. Isn't she really breathtaking? Now, in the words of one true American, "Vote or Die." more

The Chronicle Election 2014 Guide
Chronicle (10/24/2014)
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Oct
24
The Tour Guide From Hell
by Jaime Rossi
Mayor Ed Lee responds to the racially offensive tour guide video, which has gone viral over the past few days. more
Mayor Ed Lee responds to the racially offensive tour guide video, which has gone viral over the past few days. more

Tour guide’s racist Chinatown tirade sparks Lee’s ire 
Examiner (10/24/2014)
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Oct
24
Visitacion Valley Seniors
by Ross Guehring
According to the Examiner, a popular Visitacion Valley senior center will be preserved through a gift from the property owner. The paper also points out the political importance of the deal to Supervisor Malia Cohen, who is locked in a heated re-election battle. more
According to the Examiner, a popular Visitacion Valley senior center will be preserved through a gift from the property owner. The paper also points out the political importance of the deal to Supervisor Malia Cohen, who is locked in a heated re-election battle. more

Chinese-frequented senior center saved, just before election 
Examiner (10/24/2014)
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Oct
24
City Hall Tragedy
by Ross Guehring
A City Controller's Office staff member was fatally struck by a tourist bus in front of City Hall yesterday. more
A City Controller's Office staff member was fatally struck by a tourist bus in front of City Hall yesterday. more

S.F. worker fatally struck by tourist bus outside City Hall
Chronicle (10/24/2014)
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Oct
24
GGB Pedestrian Polls?
by Taylor Jordan
Today Golden Gate Bridge District officials gave the thumbs up to contemplating a toll for pedestrians and cyclists. This will really put a financial damper on all those "walk to work" Marin commuters looking to save a buck or two.  more
Today Golden Gate Bridge District officials gave the thumbs up to contemplating a toll for pedestrians and cyclists. This will really put a financial damper on all those "walk to work" Marin commuters looking to save a buck or two.  more

Board OK’s study of pedestrian tolls for Golden Gate Bridge
Chronicle (10/24/2014)
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Oct
24
Healthy San Franciscans
by Ross Guehring
Loving you some Healthy SF? Well good news, my friends. This cheaper than Obamacare option is here to stay for at least another year. more
Loving you some Healthy SF? Well good news, my friends. This cheaper than Obamacare option is here to stay for at least another year. more

Healthy S.F. care option extended again 
Examiner (10/24/2014)
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Oct
23
Tenant Relocation Law
by Jesse Feldman
Dennis Herrera will be appealing a federal judge's decision to strike down San Francisco's tenant relocation law. more
Dennis Herrera will be appealing a federal judge's decision to strike down San Francisco's tenant relocation law. more

Campos’ Ellis Act payment law invalidated by federal judge 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
City attorney to appeal federal judge’s ruling against tenant relocation law 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
C.W. Nevius
by Jesse Feldman
Mr. Nevius gives us the deets on a fly fishing shop in the city. Of course, the last words of the article are "they're hooked." (Get it???)  more
Mr. Nevius gives us the deets on a fly fishing shop in the city. Of course, the last words of the article are "they're hooked." (Get it???)  more

C.W. Nevius: High-end S.F. clothier tries to reel in fly fishermen
Chronicle (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
Airbnb
by Jesse Feldman
The Airbnb legislation was approved and doesn't look like it got vetoed. The next step... find an Airbnb near City Hall and throw a RAGER to celebrate. Okay, look, I am just looking for an excuse to have a few (14) cocktails. more
The Airbnb legislation was approved and doesn't look like it got vetoed. The next step... find an Airbnb near City Hall and throw a RAGER to celebrate. Okay, look, I am just looking for an excuse to have a few (14) cocktails. more

Supervisors approve Airbnb legislation in final vote after further debate 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
Goodbye Guardian
by Jesse Feldman
Yesterday, (ex-)employees of the San Francisco Bay Guardian rallied (or mourned) together at the Powell and Market cable car turnaround. more
Yesterday, (ex-)employees of the San Francisco Bay Guardian rallied (or mourned) together at the Powell and Market cable car turnaround. more

Former Bay Guardian staff rally across the street from San Francisco Media Company 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
Lee Campaign Donations
by Jesse Feldman
The Ex reports on donations made to Mayor Ed Lee's campaign in 2011. more
The Ex reports on donations made to Mayor Ed Lee's campaign in 2011. more

Patterns seen in two cases of unlawful donations to SF mayor’s 2011 campaign 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
I Am The Change
by Jesse Feldman
The District Attorney's office held a reception for students involved in the "I Am The Change" project. Which is cool, because I need some change to pay my BART fare this morning. I hope I run into one of these kids. more
The District Attorney's office held a reception for students involved in the "I Am The Change" project. Which is cool, because I need some change to pay my BART fare this morning. I hope I run into one of these kids. more

SF District Attorney’s Office holding reception to honor ‘I Am The Change’ participants 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
DC V. DC
by Jesse Feldman
Much like the rocky relationship between Alien and Predator, the District 17 Assembly race is heating up. more
Much like the rocky relationship between Alien and Predator, the District 17 Assembly race is heating up. more

Day after David Chiu’s Airbnb legislation passes, mayor endorses Assembly candidate 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
Domestic Violence
by Jesse Feldman
Jane Kim is reconvening the City’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Panel following a string of incidents that ended with fatalities this year. Pictured: yours truly at a happy hour to raise domestic violence awareness (for those who are unaware: it is domestic violence awareness month). more
Jane Kim is reconvening the City’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Panel following a string of incidents that ended with fatalities this year. Pictured: yours truly at a happy hour to raise domestic violence awareness (for those who are unaware: it is domestic violence awareness month). more

S.F. supervisors call for domestic violence panel to reconvene
Chronicle (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
If you (try to) build it...
by Jesse Feldman
...they will come (to try to stop you). The fight over the Beach Chalet athletic fields is heating up and the Examiner takes a look at it. Hey, maybe if it doesn't become renovated soccer fields, we can turn it into a bird and small mammal hunting sanctuary! That sounds like fun -- who would oppose that? more
...they will come (to try to stop you). The fight over the Beach Chalet athletic fields is heating up and the Examiner takes a look at it. Hey, maybe if it doesn't become renovated soccer fields, we can turn it into a bird and small mammal hunting sanctuary! That sounds like fun -- who would oppose that? more

Competing ballot measures address controversy over Beach Chalet fields 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
EBOLA!!!
by Jesse Feldman
RUN!! Okay, there isn't an outbreak. San Francisco hospitals are just following a mandate to make sure that they have the right equipment in case of an Ebola outbreak.  more
RUN!! Okay, there isn't an outbreak. San Francisco hospitals are just following a mandate to make sure that they have the right equipment in case of an Ebola outbreak.  more

Bay Area’s Vaxart seeks to test experimental Ebola vaccine
Chronicle (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
The Saga of CCSF
by Jesse Feldman
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges may not be the only community college accrediting game in town anymore and the door may be opening for other commissions. This is my shot! I always wanted to start my own community college accrediting group. It would be called "Tiger Eyes Accrediting." Why? Because that's a sexy name, duh. more
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges may not be the only community college accrediting game in town anymore and the door may be opening for other commissions. This is my shot! I always wanted to start my own community college accrediting group. It would be called "Tiger Eyes Accrediting." Why? Because that's a sexy name, duh. more

California community colleges discuss adding accreditors 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
Train your core
by Jesse Feldman
Teachers met this week to discuss their experiences with the Common Core, which is a set of educational standards being used nationwide that San Francisco was first to implement. The article states that 2/3 of second graders would rather eat broccoli than do math. While I would love to know where that stat comes from, I don't disagree. I would rather bathe in raw sewage than do math. more
Teachers met this week to discuss their experiences with the Common Core, which is a set of educational standards being used nationwide that San Francisco was first to implement. The article states that 2/3 of second graders would rather eat broccoli than do math. While I would love to know where that stat comes from, I don't disagree. I would rather bathe in raw sewage than do math. more

S.F. teachers share their insights on Common Core
Chronicle (10/23/2014)
SF teachers say Common Core standards make learning social, but challenges linger 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
LGBT Housing
by Jesse Feldman
San Francisco officials are working to help get more LGBT individuals on housing wait lists in the city. So, we are waiting to get people waiting. more
San Francisco officials are working to help get more LGBT individuals on housing wait lists in the city. So, we are waiting to get people waiting. more

SF aims to add LGBTs to housing wait lists
The Bay Area Reporter (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
(Fire) Fight Cancer
by Jesse Feldman
Firefighters are working with UC Berkeley to study the relationship between fire fighting and breast cancer. I, for one, would really like to see pink firetrucks -- I am not sure how that relates to anything, but I still want to see it. more
Firefighters are working with UC Berkeley to study the relationship between fire fighting and breast cancer. I, for one, would really like to see pink firetrucks -- I am not sure how that relates to anything, but I still want to see it. more

S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks
Chronicle (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
Jail Tablets
by Jesse Feldman
San Francisco County Jail inmates are going to get tablets... well some of them will... and the tablets only access four websites, but yay -- technology! How quickly until some enterprising individual figures out a way to use the tablet for something else? (Insert whatever that something is here.) I am thinking a month. more
San Francisco County Jail inmates are going to get tablets... well some of them will... and the tablets only access four websites, but yay -- technology! How quickly until some enterprising individual figures out a way to use the tablet for something else? (Insert whatever that something is here.) I am thinking a month. more

S.F. jail inmates to have access to computer tablets
Chronicle (10/23/2014)
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Oct
23
BART Board Fight
by Jesse Feldman
The Examiner takes a look at the race for the District 8 BART Board Seat. I endorse the first person to get the feces out of the BART escalators because no escalator should suffer that fate... and I wear nice shoes. more
The Examiner takes a look at the race for the District 8 BART Board Seat. I endorse the first person to get the feces out of the BART escalators because no escalator should suffer that fate... and I wear nice shoes. more

Newcomer looks to unseat longtime SF BART board member 
Examiner (10/23/2014)
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Oct
22
Matier & Ross
by Rosie Dilger
The Chron's dynamic duo report on a police scuffle with Sergio Romo, the Coliseum City stadium, and an Orinda school board candidate with a popular name. more
The Chron's dynamic duo report on a police scuffle with Sergio Romo, the Coliseum City stadium, and an Orinda school board candidate with a popular name. more

Matier and Ross: Giants pitcher Sergio Romo hurls heated words at S.F. police
Chronicle (10/22/2014)
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Oct
22
SF Weekly's Election Issue
by Rosie Dilger
The Weekly has released their annual election issue, giving us the scoop on all the local propositions and candidates. more
The Weekly has released their annual election issue, giving us the scoop on all the local propositions and candidates. more

The Election Issue 2014: Understanding the Forces That Shape This Year's Ballot
SF Weekly (10/22/2014)
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Oct
22
Eviction Payments Struck Down
by Rosie Dilger
On Tuesday, a U.S. District Court judge struck down the law that would provide higher payments for those who are forced to relocate due to Ellis Act evictions. more
On Tuesday, a U.S. District Court judge struck down the law that would provide higher payments for those who are forced to relocate due to Ellis Act evictions. more

Campos’ Ellis Act payment law invalidated by federal judge 
Examiner (10/22/2014)
Judge tosses S.F. law meant to shield evicted tenants
Chronicle (10/22/2014)
San Francisco Law Forcing Higher Relocation Payments For Evicted Tenants Struck Down
KCBS (10/22/2014)
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Oct
22
Golden Gate Park Fields
by Rosie Dilger
Today, the Ex features an opinion piece by both Sup. Breed and Sup. Cohen urging voters to vote yes on Prop. I and no on Prop. H. My only question is how these measures will affect my next sloshball game. I mean, nooo I would never bring a keg to a public park... more
Today, the Ex features an opinion piece by both Sup. Breed and Sup. Cohen urging voters to vote yes on Prop. I and no on Prop. H. My only question is how these measures will affect my next sloshball game. I mean, nooo I would never bring a keg to a public park... more

Opinion: Golden Gate Park fields for kids from all neighborhoods 
Examiner (10/22/2014)
Propositions H & I: Turf Wars 
SF Weekly (10/22/2014)
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Oct
22
Drug Take-Backsies
by Rosie Dilger
On Tuesday, Board President David Chiu introduced legislation that would require pharmaceutical companies implement a citywide drug take-back program. more
On Tuesday, Board President David Chiu introduced legislation that would require pharmaceutical companies implement a citywide drug take-back program. more

San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back Program
KCBS (10/22/2014)
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Oct
22
Home sharing and Airbnb
by Rosie Dilger
Despite a strongly worded opinion piece from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Board of Supervisors approved the new short-term rental proposal with a 7-4 vote. more
Despite a strongly worded opinion piece from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Board of Supervisors approved the new short-term rental proposal with a 7-4 vote. more

S.F. supervisors send 'Airbnb law’ to mayor despite objections
Chronicle (10/22/2014)
San Francisco moves closer to legalizing Airbnb
CNBC (10/22/2014)
Supervisors approve Airbnb legislation in final vote after further debate 
Examiner (10/22/2014)
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