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No amount of encampment sweeps and pressure-washing sidewalks is going to solve the problem of thousands of people living on the streets.
Bill Maher Attacks 'the Real Deep State' of Government Regulators, Administrators, and Zoning Officers
The comedian blames America's endless reams of regulatory red tape for slowing down new wind farms, housing, and public toilets.
The state housing officials who performed the audit describe San Francisco's approval process as a "notoriously complex and cumbersome" mess.
A new report details how the city's famed social housing system is suffering from diminishing affordability, deteriorating quality, and funding shortfalls.
Anchor Brewing was sunk by the same forces that former owner Fritz Maytag helped unleash by nurturing America's craft beer revolution.
1 Year After Chesa Boudin's Recall, Is San Francisco Safer Under His Successor's More Punitive Policies?
Brooke Jenkins took office one year ago this week promising more prosecution for drug and property crime offenders. Crime and overdoses still went up.
A new study from researchers at Northwestern University found that landlords were incentivized by rising rents to replace existing tenants with new market-rate-paying tenants.
San Francisco Gets $20 Million Zoning Reform Grant the Same Week It Halts New Housing For Casting Shadows
This is the second RAISE grant San Francisco has received since the Biden administration retooled the program to reward jurisdictions for adopting zoning reforms.
Service cuts that reflect falling demand and zoning reforms that bring more fare-paying residents back to cities could shore up transit agencies' budgets.
If you don't like San Francisco, that's fine, but don't tell tall tales about it.
Today, the Lone Star state counts 90 homeless people per every 100,000 residents. In California, the problem is almost five times as bad.
The city has not granted a single permit since the Supreme Court upheld the right to bear arms last June.
A Former Obama Drug Policy Adviser Blames 'Libertarianism' for 'Fueling San Francisco's Drug Crisis'
Stanford University psychologist Keith Humphreys misconstrues libertarianism and ignores its critique of prohibition's deadly impact.
City That Forced Landlords To Evict Tenants Suspected of Crimes Will Pay $1 Million To Settle DOJ Lawsuit
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The rise of remote work has piqued developers' interest in converting empty downtown offices to apartments. Zoning codes and building regulations often make that impossible.
What Message Are Prosecutors Sending by Charging Paul Pelosi's Attacker With 8 State and Federal Felonies?
In addition to six state charges, David DePape faces two federal charges, each punishable by decades in prison.
Local officials argue that the eye-popping sum is necessary due to rising construction costs, but experts disagree.
Data show that students admitted by lottery to San Francisco's Lowell High School are academically faring much worse than their peers.
A new ordinance passed by the city's Board of Supervisors allows police to request live access to private security cameras even for misdemeanor violations.
The proposed policy was offensive to property rights and disincentivized construction. The mayor's rejection of it shows the state's increasing interest in allowing more building.
In the Bay Area and in Los Angeles County, authorities are quickly learning there's little public will to follow their mandates.
State housing officials have launched a first-ever investigation of the city's housing policies and practices, setting the stage for far more sweeping interventions.
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NYC and San Francisco Prioritize 'First Doses First' for Monkeypox Vaccine. Why Won't the CDC Do the Same?
The CDC and FDA, when confronted with scarce vaccine supply, refuse to learn from their COVID-19 mistakes.
San Francisco's New D.A. Leans Into Prohibition, Will Roll Back Plea Agreements Offered by Her Predecessor
"We have to make changes now to save lives," Brooke Jenkins said, announcing tougher penalties for fentanyl dealers.
Educational freedom is good for everybody but unions, bureaucrats, and the education establishment.
The city halted its practice of fining graffitied businesses during the pandemic. But now it's firing up its enforcement machine again.
The mayor vetoed a controversial ordinance that would have legalized more types of housing on paper while making it harder to build in practice.
Research and data points may not be enough to persuade voters that something different is worth trying.
Property owners can now build fourplexes in San Francisco, but only if they've owned the land for five years, place the new units under rent control, and don't try to make them much larger than a single-family home.
St. Paul has seen a 61 percent decrease in building permits after the city imposed rent control on future housing.
Prosecutorial reform is one thing. Chesa Boudin’s incompetence is another.
Mayor London Breed, who has herself recently pivoted away from criminal justice reforms, will select Boudin's successor.
In Los Angeles and San Francisco, voters face candidates who promised criminal justice reforms but whose records have been disappointing.
This has nothing to do with the separation of church and state.
San Francisco and Los Angeles insist in suit that likely tens of millions have been illegitimately squeezed from small businesses by ADA plaintiffs without proper legal standing.