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San Francisco Supervisor to Propose Soda Tax

October 28, 2013 | 1:07 pm

San Francisco Supervisor to Propose Soda Tax

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Scott Wiener says estimated $31 million would go to schools and parks’ recreation and nutrition programs

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San Francisco Supervisors Approve Nudity Ban Expansion, ‘Tiny Apartments’ Legislation

November 20, 2012 | 12:40 pm

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Nudity Ban Expansion, ‘Tiny Apartments’ Legislation

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 on Tuesday to expand the city’s ban on nudity and 10-1 to pass an ordinance allowing “micro-unit” apartments. The legislation expanding the nudity ban could force people to keep their clothes on most of the time in public. San Francisco had banned nudity in parks, on port […]

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Live Video SF Debates Nudity Ordinance

November 5, 2012 | 11:17 am

Live Video SF Debates Nudity Ordinance

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Update Nov. 6: A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 on Monday to recommend a partial ban on nudity in the city, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The proposal goes next to the full Board of Supervisors on Nov. 20. Two hours of testimony turned colorful when a nudist disrobed at […]

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Debate: Should Nudity Be Allowed in San Francisco?

October 18, 2012 | 5:10 pm

Debate: Should Nudity Be Allowed in San Francisco?

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Some people feel like they should have the right to walk around nude, and other people feel like they shouldn’t have to see it. That’s the crux of a controversy that has San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood in an uproar, San Francisco Examiner reporter Dan Schreiber said on Thursday in a KQED Forum discussion.   On […]

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September 6, 2011 | 4:12 pm

Blog Beat: Wiener Takes on Castro Nudists; Dolores Park Rehab Plan; Candidates Talk Muni Memories

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SF Supe Scott Wiener of the Castro, The Snitch reports, is sponsoring legislation to regulate the proliferation of nudists that are currently, depending on your point of view, plaguing, adorning, or just taking up space in the neighborhood. Some of you, no doubt, are making up your mind on a case-by-case basis. From Curbed San […]

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The Eagle Tavern Closes

May 2, 2011 | 10:45 am

The Eagle Tavern Closes

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Recent efforts to save The Eagle Tavern, a much-loved gathering place of San Francisco’s leather community, have fallen short. The South of Market bar ended a 30-year run on Saturday. For those who didn’t regularly frequent The Eagle, it might be hard to understand what it meant to those who did. KQED newscaster Joshua Johnson […]

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April 26, 2011 | 2:15 pm

SF Board of Supervisors Vote to Oppose GGNRA Dog Policy

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Update 2:42 p.m. The motion passes 10-1, with Supervisor Sean Elsbrnd — who just lost the canine vote — the lone holdout. It should be noted, as is sometimes the case when writing about San Francisco board actions, that the supervisors have no jurisdiction over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is run by […]

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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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SF Supervisors’ GGNRA Dog-Plan Hearing

April 11, 2011 | 1:15 pm

SF Supervisors’ GGNRA Dog-Plan Hearing

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Land Use & Economic Development Committee met today. Item 4 on the agenda was a hearing on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Draft Dog Policy, which has some dog owners rabid with dismay over proposed reductions in allowable off-leash areas for dogs within the federally supervised land. The […]

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