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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.

By October 2, 2014

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Twitter account parodying mayor leads to heavy police raid

Police In Peoria, Ill., seize phones and computers in search of the authors of a fake Twitter account that mocked the mayor. Though Twitter had already shut the account, as many as seven police officers were deputed to conduct the raid.

By April 17, 2014

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Anthony Weiner: I'd probably be mayor if it wasn't for the Web

The still disappointed candidate says that if this was still 1955, he would have been elected mayor.

By October 17, 2013

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San Francisco passes 'Airbnb law,' one step closer to making rentals legal

The Board of Supervisors votes to allow short-term rentals, ignoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein's warning that the law could be detrimental to the city.

By October 21, 2014

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Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'

The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.

By October 20, 2014

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VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools

A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools.

By September 30, 2014

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Help Wolverine take on City Hall

Marvel's moody mutant Wolverine could get his own epic statue in the halls of government if fans have their way. Not that he's ever been fond of red tape.

By September 30, 2014

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California bill would ban police drone spying without warrant

The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.

By September 12, 2014

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Gawker raises $200K to buy video of Toronto mayor allegedly smoking crack

This Indiegogo campaign has met a drug dealer's price for a video purporting to show Rob Ford getting high. But with the dealer incommunicado and police reportedly looking into a killing, we may not see the footage.

By May 27, 2013