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#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

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Chef Heidi Rae Weinstein holds a Reuben sandwich, complete with Swiss cheese — definitely a kosher no-no — at Trefa Banquet 2.0, an event held in San Francisco to commemorate a scandalous meal held in 1883 by newly ordained rabbis of the Jewish reform movement. The event has practically become myth. Lydia Daniller hide caption

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Despite the disbanding of communes and the persistence of capitalism, culinary contributions from hippies have not only endured, but helped set the framework for the way we eat today. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in its earliest days. The clinic opened on June 7, 1967, and treated 250 patients that day. It's motto, then and now: "Health care is a right, not a privilege." Courtesy of Gene Anthony/David Smith Archives hide caption

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A 1960s 'Hippie Clinic' In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

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The portable toilets in San Francisco's Pit Stop fleet are all staffed by paid attendants during their hours of operation and cleaned frequently. Most of them, however, don't look like the city's famous "Painted Lady" Victorian houses. Courtesy San Francisco Public Works hide caption

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A 2008 photo shows Presidio Terrace, a gated community in San Francisco. A San Jose couple bought the street — a private road — after the homeowners association failed to pay a tax bill. Dale/Flickr hide caption

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UPS employees cross the street shortly after a shooting at the company's facility in San Francisco. According to law enforcement, the suspect killed himself with a gunshot to the head. Adam Grossberg/KQED hide caption

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The city of San Francisco has established the new Financial Justice Project to look for ways to make smaller fines, like parking tickets, more fair to poorer residents. Dale Cruse/Flickr hide caption

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San Francisco Program Aims To Make Fines More Fair For The Poor

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Fatima Avelica, 13, daughter of of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, attends a rally with loved ones and supporters for his release outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on March 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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A group of people walk on Castro Street, in the downtown portion of the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, August 24, 2016. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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The Millennium Tower has gained notoriety as "The Leaning Tower of San Francisco." Residents of the luxury condominium building and the city are suing the developer. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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San Francisco's 'Leaning Tower' Has Residents Fuming

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UCSF is laying off some of its IT staff and sending their jobs to a contractor with headquarters in India. Luciano Lozano/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco IT Jobs Are Moving To India

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On Tuesday, an Uber driverless car waits in traffic during a test drive in San Francisco. The ride-hailing company is refusing to obey demands by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles that it stop picking up San Francisco passengers in specially equipped Volvo SUVs. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks with members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

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On Saturday, firefighters investigate the scene of the overnight fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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Deadly Fire In Oakland May Spur Crackdown On Off-The-Grid Artists' Spaces

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Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won re-election as House minority leader on Wednesday with support from just over two-thirds of her caucus. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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