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Landlords must give renters 10-day warning before eviction notice

Illustration of San Francisco City Hall with lines radiating from it.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Landlords in San Francisco must now provide a 10-day warning to tenants before serving eviction notices, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development announced Friday.

Why it matters: Tenant protections are important in San Francisco, one of the most expensive rental markets in the country.

Members-only pet care market heats up

Dr. Treat opened today in the Marina. Photo: Megan Rose Dickey/Axios

A new vet clinic, Dr. Treat, opens Friday in San Francisco's Marina district.

Why it matters: An onslaught of COVID-era pet purchases unfolded as veterinary clinics faced labor shortages due to pandemic disruption.

Nick Bastone
Aug 5, 2022 - Business

Summer tourism shows promise for San Francisco

Data: San Francisco Travel Association; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Walking around Alamo Square Park in recent weeks and observing the endless selfies taken in front of the Painted Ladies, one can't help but wonder — is tourism on the rebound in San Francisco?

What's happening: Early indicators for this summer are promising.

School board member seeks no-confidence vote after Hsu's "hurtful" remarks

Two protest signs read "No room for racism on the school board" and "Racist attitudes can't possibly serve black and brown communities."
A rally outside a school board meeting that ruled to admonish Commissioner Ann Hsu. Photo: Megan Rose Dickey/Axios

San Francisco school board member Mark Sanchez tells Axios his fellow commissioner Ann Hsu's "very hurtful" remarks should result in a vote of no confidence.

Driving the news: The school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to strongly reprimand Hsu in light of recent comments about the performance of Black and Latino students.

Nick Bastone
Aug 4, 2022 - Politics

New district attorney unveils harsher policies for drug dealers

Foil with fentanyl
Foil containing fentanyl. Photo: Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

San Francisco's District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced a series of policy updates Wednesday in an effort to cut down on citywide drug sales.

What's happening: The newly appointed chief prosecutor, an outspoken critic of former District Attorney Chesa Boudin, said to "hold drug dealers accountable," her office will stop sending dealers caught with more than 5 grams of any drug to the city's community justice courts.

D6 supervisor race to test area's shade of blue

Side by side photos of man and woman smiling.
Matt Dorsey, current D6 supervisor, and Honey Mahogany, who is running against Dorsey in November. Photos: Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images, courtesy of Honey Mahogany

The race for San Francisco District 6 supervisor is shaping up as a test of how far to the left on the political spectrum residents are willing to go.

Why it matters: There's an ideological divide between San Franciscans who are split over how to address issues like public safety, policing and affordable housing.

Megan Rose Dickey
Aug 3, 2022 - News

California is No. 1 for EV adoption

Data: S&P Global Mobility; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

California leads the U.S. in adoption of electric vehicles, with the state accounting for 39% of all EVs registered nationwide.

Yes, but: EVs represent less than 2% of all vehicles on the road in California.

Nick Bastone
Aug 2, 2022 - News

San Francisco's new housing trails other tech hubs

Houses in the Mission
Houses in the Mission. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

The city's housing construction is far behind other tech hubs like Austin, Seattle and Denver, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, citing U.S. Census data.

Why it matters: San Francisco did not keep up with demand for housing as effectively as other tech centers between 2015 and 2021, increasing the city's housing and rent prices, Joseph Gyourko, a professor of real estate and finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, told the Chronicle.

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