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Interview: Jean Quan on Failure of Measure I, Occupy Oakland, Snow Park, and Oakland the City

November 17, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Interview: Jean Quan on Failure of Measure I, Occupy Oakland, Snow Park, and Oakland the City

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has not had an auspicious five weeks, even her diminishing contingent of supporters would agree. In fact, cataloguing her recent woes is no small task: Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts resigns Police and Occupy Demonstrators Clash in Oakland Occupy Oakland: Jean Quan ‘I don’t know everything’ Mayor Jean Quan Apologizes to […]

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The New Facebook: “A Place That You’re Proud to Call Your Home”

September 22, 2011 | 1:31 pm

The New Facebook: “A Place That You’re Proud to Call Your Home”

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If you’ve ever wondered how Facebook was going to make its billions and take over the world, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid it all out this morning.

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Feds Award $30 Million to Remake S.F. Housing Project

September 1, 2011 | 12:20 am

Feds Award $30 Million to Remake S.F. Housing Project

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What do you do with a housing project of 256 dilapidated units, tucked into a little-seen corner of town? Tear it down — but not before you build it back better. That’s the plan for San Francisco’s Alice Griffith Public Housing Development, bolstered by a first-of-its-kind federal grant worth $30.5 million. City leaders announced the […]

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April 12, 2011 | 2:43 pm

Future of SF’s Eagle Tavern Uncertain; Fans Rally to Stop Shutdown

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We’re awaiting word from the owner of property on which the Eagle Tavern stands, to learn more about the future of this historic San Francisco bar. It’s known as a hub for the leather community, a source for charitable fundraising, and a “must” for candidates courting gay voters. Its future is unclear, but according to the Eagle’s […]

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Interview: Jeff Adachi Outlines Provisions of His New Pension Reform Initiative

February 24, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Interview: Jeff Adachi Outlines Provisions of His New Pension Reform Initiative

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Yesterday KQED’s Joshua Johnson talked to Jeff Adachi, whose name might as well be Sauron to city workers, about what is fast becoming the hottest button issue of the decade: Pension reform. Last year, Adachi, who is San Francisco’s Public Defender, was the driving force behind Proposition B, an extremely contentious ballot measure that sought […]

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“Stop, or I’ll ____!”  Oakland Police Explain Use-of-Force Policy

December 11, 2010 | 6:56 pm

“Stop, or I’ll ____!” Oakland Police Explain Use-of-Force Policy

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A handgun, a Taser, a baton, a can of pepper spray — when a suspect gets rowdy, which should a police officer use? The answer is immensely complex, as Oakland Police training instructors explained today to members of the community, the media, and to Mayor-elect Jean Quan.  The explanation comes in the wake of last […]

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From Our Newscaster: A Debate About Covering “Dirty Santa”

December 10, 2010 | 10:08 am

From Our Newscaster: A Debate About Covering “Dirty Santa”

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It’s interesting: sometimes a little thing can become a BIG thing!  Case in point: a soundbite in this morning’s KQED News about the Macy’s Santa Claus who lost his job, sparked quite a debate in our newsroom.  John Toomey got fired from the Macy’s in downtown San Francisco after an adult couple complained about an […]

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Did your relatives do time at Alcatraz?  Find out!

October 29, 2010 | 1:29 pm

Did your relatives do time at Alcatraz? Find out!

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You may think you’re the proverbial “black sheep” in your family, but one of your forebears might have an even spottier record… and that record might run through Alcatraz. Ancestry.com has finished digitizing records for all 1,575 inmates who were ever incarcerated at the island fortress in San Francisco Bay during its 29 years as […]

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