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SF City Attorney Sues Two Landlords Over Short-Term Rentals

April 24, 2014 | 1:28 pm

SF City Attorney Sues Two Landlords Over Short-Term Rentals

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Suit says conversion of residential units to tourist hotels significantly contributes to housing crisis.

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Berkeley Mayor Proposes East Bay Regional Minimum Wage

April 24, 2014 | 11:29 am

Berkeley Mayor Proposes East Bay Regional Minimum Wage

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In the proposal, East Bay cities would join together to gradually increase minimum wage to $12.25.

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Economic Recovery Continues as State Added Jobs Last Month

April 18, 2014 | 10:38 am

Economic Recovery Continues as State Added Jobs Last Month

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The unemployment rate in California is down nearly 12 percent from what it was in March last year.

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SF Supervisor’s Airbnb Proposal Would Legalize Some Short-Term Rentals

April 16, 2014 | 10:01 am

SF Supervisor’s Airbnb Proposal Would Legalize Some Short-Term Rentals

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Chiu’s legislation would impose stiff requirements and not override restrictions in lease agreements.

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Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

April 15, 2014 | 1:22 pm

Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

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The companies had been operating conditionally while their applications were being reviewed by the CPUC.

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San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

April 15, 2014 | 6:30 am

San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

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Commercial office construction, rabid development and dot-com entrepreneurs have shaped decades of change.

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San Francisco Hotel Tax May Be Just the Beginning of Regulation for Airbnb

April 10, 2014 | 4:17 pm

San Francisco Hotel Tax May Be Just the Beginning of Regulation for Airbnb

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Supervisor David Chiu proposes measure to ensure city’s housing serves residents rather than tourists.

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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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California ‘Deadliest State’ in U.S. For Shootings by Police

April 9, 2014 | 6:00 am

California ‘Deadliest State’ in U.S. For Shootings by Police

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Study by ex-FBI agent identified 102 fatalities in state and over 1,000 incidents nationwide in 2011.

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Good Read: Google Is Having Trouble Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’

April 4, 2014 | 8:51 am

Good Read: Google Is Having Trouble Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’

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The Wall Street Journal reports on Google’s attempt to trademark the common noun.

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