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Supes back bill banning corporate campaign contributions - The San Francisco Examiner

Supes back bill banning corporate campaign contributions - The San Francisco Examiner

The City’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support California Assembly Bill 20, which would expand a local law limiting corporate contributions to political campaigns statewide.Introduced by Assemblymembers Alex Lee and Ash Kalra in December, the law would make California the 23rd state to ban business entities from directly contributing to political campaigns.“In a city like San Francisco, voters have given such a clear mandate to us that they don’t want corporate control of City Hall, they don’t want corporations directly funding our local elections,” San Francisco Supervisor Dean...

Apr 7
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Survey finds homeless residents have insufficient access to clean water - The San Francisco Examiner

Survey finds homeless residents have insufficient access to clean water - The San Francisco Examiner

Homeless residents in San Francisco struggle to access clean water for drinking and hygiene and need more water stations, especially in the Tenderloin, according to a report released Tuesday by the Coalition on Homelessness.The advocacy group took to the streets of the Tenderloin this past winter to assess barriers unhoused citizens face to access water for drinking and hygiene. The report, released March 16, found that 61% of respondents couldn’t access 15 liters of water per day, which is internationally recognized by the United Nations as the for adequate water access. For perspective,...

Mar 17
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SF supervisors support move to end involuntary prison labor in California - The San Francisco Examiner

SF supervisors support move to end involuntary prison labor in California - The San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Supervisors threw their support Thursday behind Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 3, a state constitutional amendment that would prohibit involuntary servitude in California prisons.Article 1, Section 6 of the state’s constitution states: “there shall be no slavery in this state; nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime.” That exception has allowed prisons to pay their prisoners penny wages for manual labor.Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) first proposed ACA 3 in December to replace the article’s language to “slavery and involuntary...

Feb 26
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History buffs and conservators working to keep Cliff House collection in public view - The San Francisco Examiner

History buffs and conservators working to keep Cliff House collection in public view - The San Francisco Examiner

The Cliff House’s art and historical artifacts will be auctioned on March 11-13, piece by piece. Local historical societies, art conservators and galleries hope to raise $150,000 to keep the art in San Francisco and available for public view.The 157-year-old restaurant, owned by Dan and Mary Hountalas since 1973, at the end of last year due to the pandemic and an expiring contract with the National Park Service. Its extensive historical display of artifacts from San Francisco’s past now falls vulnerable to private collectors.The effort hopes to preserve the former restaurant’s top...

Feb 24
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SF’s largest dog play area undergoes a trans-fur-mation - The San Francisco Examiner

SF’s largest dog play area undergoes a trans-fur-mation - The San Francisco Examiner

Delia A. and her dog, Dizzy, climb on trees installed in the renovated the Golden Gate Dog Training Area at Golden Gate Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)The city’s largest dog park reopened this weekend after a $2.4 million renovation, and San Francisco pups are wagging their tails over it.Thanks to a $2 million grant from the California State Natural Resources Agency, the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area near 37th Avenue and Fulton Street has had its first remodel in roughly 60 years, with new features such as a pet drinking fountain, wildlife-proof trash containers and...

Feb 7
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