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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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Airbnb Finds Success, but Struggles With Tax Questions

January 21, 2014 | 2:31 pm

Airbnb Finds Success, but Struggles With Tax Questions

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Since its launch in 2008, San Francisco-based Airbnb has turned the hotel industry on its head.

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July 17, 2012 | 8:42 am

A.M. Splash: Cal State Mulls More Tuition Hikes; Berkeley Aims to Boost Tourism; Bald Eagles Returning; Los Altos Man’s Device Goes to Mars

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CSU looks to limit enrollment or increase cost to bridge potential budget gaps (SF Examiner) Attending one of the university systems’ 23 campuses could be more expensive, tougher to get in to or tuition could even be reduced, depending on what voters decide for the pending tax measure… A discussion about two options for what […]

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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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Oakland Named a Top Tourist Destination

January 6, 2012 | 3:54 pm

Oakland Named a Top Tourist Destination

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Yes, you read the headline right. Sandwiched between London and Tokyo in the number five spot on the New York Times’ “45 Places to Go in 2012” is our very own Oakland. Oakland has long had its critics. But despite 2011 being one of the toughest for the city’s image in recent history, it managed […]

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