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San Francisco Mayor Lee Offers George Lucas a Waterfront Museum Site

May 29, 2014 | 5:14 pm

San Francisco Mayor Lee Offers George Lucas a Waterfront Museum Site

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On the Embarcadero, the site is situated between the Bay Bridge and the Giants baseball stadium.

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Election 2013: Voters Reject San Francisco ‘Wall on the Waterfront’

November 6, 2013 | 8:12 am

Election 2013: Voters Reject San Francisco ‘Wall on the Waterfront’

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In a vote some see as a referendum on Mayor Ed Lee’s policies, a luxury condo project is defeated.

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SF Muni Gets New Hybrids But Shows Off a Bus to Nowhere

June 18, 2013 | 2:40 pm

SF Muni Gets New Hybrids But Shows Off a Bus to Nowhere

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by Isabell Angell San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials gathered at the waterfront by AT&T Park yesterday to unveil the new hybrid buses that will join the Municipal Railway’s fleet this month. Lee said the city ordered 62 biodiesel-electric buses, which are part of his plan to overhaul the much-maligned transit agency. […]

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Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

March 6, 2013 | 2:34 pm

Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

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Bummed out by rising crime, Oakland residents are turning their thumbs down on their city’s prospects, according to a new opinion poll. Sixty-five percent say the town is headed in the wrong direction, compared to only 22 percent with the opposite feeling, and 12 percent who can’t decide, Survey USA reported. The findings contrast with […]

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Watch Video: Thousands Turn Out in San Francisco to See Bay Bridge Lights

March 6, 2013 | 11:08 am

Watch Video: Thousands Turn Out in San Francisco to See Bay Bridge Lights

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Thousands came to watch the debut of the Bay Lights—and the rain couldn’t stay away either. On Tuesday night, artist Leo Villareal pressed laptop keys that illuminated a project two and a half years in the making. “Well here we are 1.8 miles long, 25thousand lights,” he said. “Monumental public art. The lights will continue […]

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San Francisco Bar Owners Want to Keep Liquor Flowing During Super Bowl

January 28, 2013 | 5:03 pm

San Francisco Bar Owners Want to Keep Liquor Flowing During Super Bowl

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When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, the celebration turned ugly with cars overturned, a bus set on fire and 36 arrests. Now Ed Lee is running into challenges as he tries to prevent similar violence if the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl. Last week, Lee suggested that establishments serving alcohol […]

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Stop and Frisk: San Francisco Plunges into a New York Controversy

July 27, 2012 | 1:58 pm

Stop and Frisk: San Francisco Plunges into a New York Controversy

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San Francisco may seem like the last place in the world to enact something as anathema to civil rights advocates as “stop-and-frisk,” a controversial policing tactic that allows officers to detain and search individuals whom they suspect of carrying weapons. And Mayor Ed Lee has weathered a storm of criticism since throwing out the idea […]

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SF Mayor Clarifies Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comments

July 17, 2012 | 3:48 pm

SF Mayor Clarifies Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comments

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is clarifying his comments about a controversial stop-and-frisk policy used to reduce violent crime in other major cities, including New York and Philadelphia. Lee said in a statement Tuesday that he is not considering a policy that will violate anyone’s constitutional rights and result in racial […]

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July 11, 2012 | 8:36 am

A.M. Splash: Trustees Say SF City College to Stay Open; SF Stop-and-Frisk Idea Blasted; Yoga Instructor Fired for Silencing Phones

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S.F. City College trustees try to calm fears (SF Chronicle) A long, bright future is ahead for City College of San Francisco, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get there. That was the message Tuesday from the school’s board and interim Chancellor Pamila Fisher, who met in public for the […]

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SF Mayor Announces Moscone Convention Center Expansion

June 22, 2012 | 10:11 am

SF Mayor Announces Moscone Convention Center Expansion

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced today plans for a major expansion of the city’s Moscone Convention Center. Exhibit space at the center could double with the expansion, the first phase of which is expected to be completed by early 2018, Lee said. “Conventioneers were telling us they need more exhibit space,” […]

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