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Fight for $15 (Eric Rosberg / Associated Press)

San Francisco Mandates California’s First $15 Minimum Wage

San Francisco became the first California city to implement a $15 minimum wage ordinance for all businesses on July 1. The union-backed “Fight for $15” claimed Seattle as the first city to pass a  $15 minimum wage ordinance in June

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Federal Judge in San Francisco Dismisses Climate Change Lawsuit

A federal district judge in San Francisco dismissed on Monday a lawsuit brought by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland seeking financial compensation from oil companies for the cost of fighting climate change, including building walls to protect the municipalities from future sea rise.

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Births Plummet in San Francisco Bay Area

A new study suggests that the birth rate is collapsing in the San Francisco Bay Area, partly due to high housing prices, as women are delaying childbirth until they can afford living space in which to raise children.

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Deported Child Molester En Route to San Francisco

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child molester who said he illegally crossed the border to live and work in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Immigration officials deported the Mexican national on May 12 for failing to register as a sex offender.

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San Francisco Sues Jeff Sessions in Civil Rights Claim

The city of San Francisco sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, claiming that his decision to rescind “guidance documents” from prior administrations violated civil rights protections.

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SF Mayor Pushing for City to Host 2020 Dem. Convention

San Francisco interim Mayor Mark Farrell is making a push to get his city to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Farrell recently wrote a letter to Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez in which he reportedly pitched that San Francisco would serve as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump and his policies.

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Gavin Newsom Attempts to Play Down Super-Privileged Past in New Ad

In his latest campaign ad, Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom seeks to counter the narrative that he would not be where he is without the help of a very wealthy family friend by playing down his privileged past and focusing on his single mom who “worked three jobs” and “waitressed at night to make ends meet.”

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Villaraigosa Challenges Newsom to Debate over Single-Payer Healthcare

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa challenged Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, his top rival for the Golden State’s highest political post, on Monday to a one-on-one debate over how feasible a state-sponsored single-payer healthcare system might be. “Enough with the slogans

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Rare Film of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Found

A rare, nitrate film reel, shot by the Miles Brothers, with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the devastating 1906 earthquake, surfaced at the Alemany Flea Market and will premiere at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont on April 14.

Libby Schaaf

ICE Nets 232 in NorCal Raid as White House Blasts Oakland Mayor

Federal law enforcement officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 232 people since Sunday in the San Francisco Bay Area after a sweep for illegal aliens. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now reportedly investigating Democratic Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.