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Public Press Weekly: North Bay Fires — Now Comes the Recovery

Michele Anderson, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 29 2017 - 9:07am

The destructive North Bay wildfires have been fully contained, after torching more than 200,000 acres, causing at least 42 deaths and incinerating thousands of homes and businesses, reducing urban landscapes to smoking rubble. Now the post-disaster phase is beginning: recovery.

As Science Gets Better, Dramatic Sea Rise Seems More Certain

Kevin Stark, San Francisco Public Press — Jul 29 2015 - 1:25pm

Sea level rise of 8 feet is an unlikely but worrisome possibility. Many objections to preparing aggressively for sea level rise center on the uncertainty in projections about how quickly global warming will cause the oceans to expand. But the science is increasingly clear.

Cities ponder tighter rent controls

Laura Impellizzeri, San Francisco Public Press — May 15 2015 - 7:31am

A city councilmember in San Jose has said he may propose strengthening his city's loose rent controls to keep at least some housing there affordable. But rents in Oakland continued to soar after it made the same move last summer. Few other solutions to the Bay Area's housing crisis have emerged, and even San Francisco's stringent controls haven't kept a lid on evictions or rent increases.

Body Cameras Will Not Be Cheap

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Apr 30 2015 - 3:00pm

San Francisco has become the latest of many cities nationwide where leaders are deciding that the benefits of outfitting police with body cameras outweigh the myriad costs.

Following S.F.’s Lead, Cities Leapfrog State in Race to Raise Minimum Wage

Alex Kekauoha, San Francisco Public Press — Sep 9 2014 - 10:02am

The momentum to increase the minimum wage that is building in San Francisco and other localities across California has not caught on for similar statewide efforts. Part of the summer edition of the San Francisco Public Press. Get yours today.

The foggy future of City College

Ruth Tam, SF Public Press — Jul 10 2012 - 3:11pm

After receiving a negative review from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, City College of San Francisco faces possible de-accreditation, leaving its future unclear. Here, the San Francisco Public Press has compiled a growing narrative of the fight to keep the college open.

City sets regulations for cannabis-laced goodies

Hank Drew and Katy Gathright, SF Public Press — Jul 23 2010 - 9:59am

Chasing your morning latte with a pot brownie might be getting a bit safer. The San Francisco Department of Public Health this month placed new restrictions on the production and sale of edible goods containing marijuana.

3.3 quake hits San Francisco

Jerold Chinn, SF Public Press — Jun 28 2010 - 8:01am

San Francisco residents got a wake up call Monday morning when a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit the city at 7:47.

Keen questions from judge in Prop. 8 closing arguments

Kristine Magnuson, SF Public Press — Jun 16 2010 - 12:40pm

Five months after it began, closing arguments in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial are taking place today. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who is deciding the case, recently submitted dozens of probing legal questions for the teams representing both sides in the case to address in this final phase.

SF schools negotiations go to mediator; shorter school year likely

Dana Sherne, SF Public Press — May 4 2010 - 3:41pm

The San Francisco Unified School District and its teachers union have turned to a mediator for help in resolving a $113 million budget shortfall. Both sides are calling for a shorter school year, but disagree on many of the financial points in the new budget.

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