San Francisco

5:02pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Transportation

San Francisco's Prop. L: Are motorists being put at the back of the bus?

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San Francisco paints itself as a green city, a city of walkers and bicyclists, a transportation friendly city. But some say San Francisco has taken its pro-pedestrian stance too far.

A group called the Restore Transportation Balance Coalition wants to take back the roads. That’s the goal of Proposition L, a declaration of policy to make the city’s parking meters, garages and traffic laws more car-friendly. But at what cost?

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6:12pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Is the Bay Area in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?

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Real estate markets run in cycles, and right now our regional market is soaring. While the national median price for a home is just over $200,000, the median price paid for a home in the nine-county Bay Area last month was just about $600,000.

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5:00pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Artist Martha Villa makes up her city

Martha Villa (center) with friend and model Kristina Orlova (right) and burlesque performer Dixie DeLish at San Francisco’s 2013 Zombie Prom. Villa did her own makeup as well as Orlova’s.
Photo courtesy of San Francisco Zombie Prom.

From the outside, Martha Villa’s home blends in with the other modest buildings in her quiet Outer Richmond neighborhood.

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4:26pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Politics

Get to know Props K and G on the San Francisco ballot

Under CC license from Flickr user Jon Starbuck.

KALW’s Liz Pfeffer speaks with Hana Baba about housing-related measures on the upcoming San Francisco ballot, including Propositions K and G.

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7:53am

Tue October 28, 2014
Education

SF Board of Education Candidate Forum

 

On October 22nd, the Second District PTA hosted a forum featuring eight candidates for three seats on San Francisco's Board of Education.

The forum was moderated by San Francisco Chronicle Education Reporter Jill Tucker, and was co-hosted by Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco, San Francisco Education Fund, Support For Families Of Children With Disabilities, and the San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee.

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