San Francisco News

U.S. Risk names Stacey Ziska a Senior Broker/Underwriter for the U.S. Risk San Francisco Office

Dallas, TX, February 4, 2016- U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., the nations’ sixth largest Property and Casualty wholesaler announced that it has named Stacey Ziska a Senior Broker/Underwriter for the U.S. Risk San Francisco Office. In her role, Stacey will …

Earthquake Swarm Around San Francisco Persists

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that in the last two weeks more than 400 small earthquakes have hit a city east of San Francisco. KNTV reported that the city of San Ramon appears to have broken an earthquake record with …

Airbnb Under Siege From Hostile Ballot Measure in San Francisco

Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded. Proposition F on the Nov. 3 San Francisco ballot would limit short-term …

Quakes Still Rattling Area East of San Francisco

A series of small earthquakes that have struck east of San Francisco since last week continue to rattle the region. KGO-TV reported Tuesday that the largest one so far, a magnitude-3.5 temblor struck around 4:20 p.m. Monday, according to the …

Plan to Limit Vacation Rentals Held off in San Francisco for Now

San Francisco supervisors tabled further attempts to regulate home-shares this week, despite calls from some members to vote on a plan to limit short-term vacation rentals to 60 days a year. The vote by the Board of Supervisors to move …

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge to San Francisco Gun Law

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a National Rifle Association challenge to a San Francisco law that requires people who store handguns at home to either put them in a lockbox or disable them with a trigger lock. Over two …

Small Quake Shakes San Francisco, No Damage Reported

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay area. The USGS says the small quake hit at 3:44 a.m. Friday and was centered about a mile east-southeast of Emerald Lake Hills, California, 30 miles …

Uber Probed by U.S. Judge in San Francisco on Driver Employment Status

A U.S. judge appeared skeptical on Jan. 30 about Uber’s bid for a quick pretrial ruling that its drivers are contractors and not employees, a critical question facing Silicon Valley’s sharing economy. App-based ride service Uber, and smaller rival Lyft, …

Uber Driver Who Struck and Killed Girl in San Francisco Crosswalk Charged

A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of …

San Francisco Prosecutor Issues Warning to Lyft, Uber, Sidecar

Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Sidecar Technologies Inc. were warned by San Francisco’s district attorney they would face legal action if the rideshare services don’t change their operations. According to a copy of the letter provided by Sidecar, the …