SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In her first state of the city address, Mayor London Breed acknowledged San Francisco has problems with homelessness, bad street behavior and housing, but she said she was optimistic about the future and tired of the negativity.
The Democratic mayor addressed several hundred supporters Wednesday at the new National LGBTQ Center for the Arts. Her remarks came six months after she won a special election following the sudden death of former Mayor Ed Lee.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed one of its members, Mark Farrell, to serve as interim mayor until a new mayor is chosen in a citywide election in June.
Farrell was approved for the role 6-3 after the board voted down its president, London Breed, who had been serving as acting mayor following the unexpected death of Ed Lee in December. Farrell was sworn in soon after.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight candidates who want to be mayor of San Francisco qualified Tuesday for a June 5 election expected to pit the city's progressive values against its economic development ambitions following years of spectacular but divisive growth driven by the technology sector.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the San Francisco mayor's race (all times local):
The contest for San Francisco mayor firmed up with eight candidates qualified to be on the June 5 ballot.
The eight include former state Sen. Mark Leno, acting Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Jane Kim and former Supervisor Angela Alioto. There are also four lesser-known candidates.
Eighteen others who had requested paperwork to run for mayor did not return candidacy papers before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline.
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Heavy rain pounds Southern California, flooding and debris blocks highways; storm diminishing in Bay Area.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The medical examiner's office says San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died of a heart attack.
Mayor's office spokeswoman Deirdre Hussey confirmed the official cause of death for the mayor. He died last week after collapsing at a Safeway supermarket near his home.
The 65-year-old Lee served as the city's first Asian American mayor and presided over a period of great change in San Francisco, as it climbed out of recession and into rapid economic growth.
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Crews have "critical" two-day window of calmer winds to try and contain enormous blaze near Santa Barbara.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (all times local):
Family, friends and fellow politicians remembered San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as a man with great humility, integrity and a winning smile.
Fellow Democrats including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, former mayors and Lee's two daughters spoke Sunday at the roughly two-hour public memorial inside City Hall's rotunda.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government workers, local celebrities and residents who didn't personally know late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee streamed past his body to say goodbye to the city's leader of seven years.
His body lay in repose in a closed casket draped with the American flag, behind velvet ropes. People stopped briefly to bow or pray, and then moved into a side hall to write their condolences.
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People are waiting in a line half a block long outside San Francisco City Hall to view the closed casket of the late Mayor Ed Lee.
Several declined to be interviewed Friday, saying they were city or state workers who just wanted to say goodbye to the boss one last time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People will be able to pay their respects to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Friday, when his body will lie in repose at City Hall. The casket will be closed.
City officials will also honor Lee with a memorial celebration on Sunday at City Hall.
Lee died Tuesday after collapsing at a supermarket Monday night. The city's first Asian-American mayor was 65. No cause has been given for his death, though an autopsy is pending.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (all times local):
A spokeswoman for Safeway stores is declining to confirm reports that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee collapsed while shopping at a store Monday night.
Lee Houskeeper, a publicist and friend of the mayor, says the mayor collapsed while shopping at a neighborhood Safeway.
Safeway spokeswoman Wendy Gutshall said Tuesday that the company won't comment out of respect for Lee's family.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.
San Francisco Mayor Mourned After Sudden Death
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco could have recreational weed for sale the first week of January under legislation signed by San Francisco's mayor.
Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday approved legislation that sets up a permitting system and dictates where future pot shops can be located.
All marijuana businesses need a local permit in order to apply for a state license that is required to operate in 2018.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.
Mayor Ed Lee's office said he will sign the rules that retailers and growers need to get state permits. The regulations were surprisingly tough for San Francisco to settle on, so the city will not be ready for recreational pot sales on New Year's Day when adults can legally use it throughout California.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a statement Monday saying he's honored Obama will be joining the North American Climate Summit Chicago, which kicked off Monday evening and runs through Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco (all times local):
Recreational weed could be on sale in San Francisco as soon as Jan. 5 if the mayor quickly signs legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Supervisors adopted regulations Tuesday night favored by cannabis advocates, rejecting attempts to mandate a larger barrier between schools and pot shops.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's public transit board has voted to ban marijuana advertising on its buses, trains and shelters, reversing its current policy.
The San Francisco Examiner reports the board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted Tuesday to prohibit pot advertising in advance of Jan. 1, when recreational weed becomes legal in California.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of masked, black-clad anarchists who overwhelmed a peaceful California protest and assaulted at least five perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting public safety in the city where the U.S. free speech movement was born in the 1960s.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California city that birthed the American free speech movement is preparing for potential clashes even though the person behind a right-wing rally scheduled for Sunday has pleaded with supporters to stay away, saying that she fears violence.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on conservative free speech rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley (all times local):
San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't trust a right-wing group that says it's canceling a rally in the city on Saturday.
Mayor Ed Lee said Friday night that despite organizers saying it's called off, they have not cancelled the event in writing so the city is proceeding as though it's still happening.
Lee says, "We don't trust this group. I never have from the beginning."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police and civic leaders in the cradle of America's free speech movement will struggle to balance liberty of expression with safeguards against violence as demonstrators with varying political viewpoints travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for dueling rallies throughout the weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a permit to a politically conservative group for a Saturday afternoon rally in San Francisco that local officials fear could turn violent.
The National Park Service had earlier told Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson that he had permission for the event, but withheld issuing the permit until the group agreed to several conditions, which include banning guns, tiki torches and other items that can be turned into weapons.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities are bracing for politically charged protests in the coming weeks amid growing concerns of violence after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The University of California, Berkeley's new chancellor said Tuesday that campus authorities were determined to protect free speech and public safety during a rally near campus scheduled at the end of the month and a proposed event next month.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco-based nonprofit has pledged to raise $100 million to reduce chronic homelessness in a city widely known for sidewalk tent encampments amid multi-million dollar homes.
Tipping Point Community said the money will come from private donations and go toward affordable housing and homeless services provided by other nonprofit groups as well as government.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco power outage that stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands of others in the dark Friday was caused by the massive failure of a circuit breaker that sparked a fire at a power substation, a utility company spokesman said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday over his move to cut funding to immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities," calling the executive order unconstitutional, a severe invasion of the city's sovereignty and downright un-American.
The U.S. government cannot "put a gun to the head of states and localities" to carry out federal dictates, City Attorney Dennis Herrera said at a news conference with Mayor Ed Lee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco with signs decrying President Donald Trump and chants in English and Spanish as a cross-section of the cities diverse religious, ethnic and LGBT groups marched in solidarity Saturday with the Women's March on Washington.
San Francisco City Hall lit up with pink lights, which Mayor Ed Lee tweeted was "to show our solidarity in protecting the rights of all women."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor vetoed legislation that would have capped Airbnb and other short-term rentals to a strict 60 days a year.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2gmy8qV ) that Mayor Ed Lee issued the veto Thursday, saying it would make enforcement of the current law more difficult and drive more people to rent out units illegally.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a city employee was fatally shot while painting over graffiti in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2fTihyc) Jermaine Jackson Jr. was shot Wednesday and taken to a hospital where he died.
Police say no one has been arrested and a motive in the shooting is unclear.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A large crowd cheered Monday as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vowed that the city will remain a sanctuary for immigrants, gays and lesbians and religious minorities despite the election of a president who strikes fear into many of those communities.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee have made a friendly wager on the playoff series between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants.
The National League Division Series between the Cubs and Giants started Friday night at Wrigley Field.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal housing officials approved a preference plan that advocates said Thursday will help low-income minorities stay in increasingly unaffordable San Francisco.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow San Francisco to set aside 40 percent of affordable units at a new senior complex for low-income applicants who live in certain districts. The agency informed the city of its decision on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rose Pak, a brash and lively community activist who helped transform San Francisco's growing Asian American population into a politically powerful constituency during an era when few women carried such clout, has died. She was 68.
Pak died of natural causes in her home Sunday morning. Friends and family said she seemed healthy after spending several months in China after a kidney transplant, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2d22ERE).