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Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff determined to withstand 'shunning' by Mayor Special

San Francisco - City politics, especially in San Francisco has a reputation for sometimes being like a small town, intense, rudimentary and seemingly personal.

Op-Ed: Hey, Toronto, leave Uber alone and let the free market work

Toronto - It has been years since I was in a Toronto taxicab. The last time I was in one, it was too expensive, the driver was rather discourteous and the ride was pretty dangerous (slamming of the brakes and high speeds).

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.

30 councillors petition Rob Ford step aside in raucous debate

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was given notice to take leave from his job Wednesday but the man is adamant that he is going nowhere. Later more damaging information was made public.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'sincerely' apologizes, stays on job

Toronto - Speaking to local and national media outlets inside the Mayor's Office, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford emotionally apologized to city residents and vowed to stay on the job for the sake of the taxpayers.

Photo Essay: Survey says, 'You can't have a bad time in Savannah' Special

Savannah - Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of its Readers' Choice Awards and Savannah, Georgia was rated one of the "friendliest" cities in the United States. One reader noted that, simply put, "you can't have a bad time in Savannah."

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'I do not use crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talked to media at City Hall after a morning where his executive committee sent him a letter to address questions about an alleged video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

Op-Ed: The Politics of Toronto - Top 11 stories that made 2012 headlines

Toronto - Wow. What a year it was in Toronto politics. From the contentious city council battles to the various scandals and gaffes down at city hall to Mayor Rob Ford being ousted in office, it was indeed a tremendous and newsworthy 2012 for municipal politics.

Toronto Mayor Ford cancels annual New Year's levee at city hall

Toronto - If you're one of the hundreds who want to personally meet and greet Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and other members of council at this year's New Year's levee event, you will not be able to. Ford, who is on vacation, cancelled the tradition.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford taking 'personal time' for vacation

Toronto - Although Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allowed to remain in office until his appeal of the conflict-of-interest ruling was heard, his office confirmed to media that Ford is officially on vacation and will not be seen at city hall this week.

Rob Ford to remain Toronto Mayor after stay granted

Toronto - Justice Gladys Pardu granted Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's application Wednesday to stay at city hall until he has his appeal heard and decided. The appeal hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7 and a decision will be made weeks later.

Old City Hall reveals its history of graft amid 1906 Quake ruins Special

San Francisco - It is said by many in archaeology circles that beneath every modern city are layers of a previous city. This can also be said of San Francisco of which the architect firm of Page and Turnbull would agree.

Toronto Mayor denies his family company jumped queue to fix road Special

Toronto - Speaking at Canada's Walk of Fame to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spoke to reporters regarding the recent controversy regarding road repairs near his family business Deco Labels and Tags.

In Photos: Caribbean Carnival sizzles Toronto Special

Toronto - The sights and sounds of the Caribbean sizzled into town Tuesday for the annual kick-off to the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival. A million people are expected to take part in the festivities, which will certainly transform Toronto into the Caribbean.

Toronto Mayor Ford will not attend Pride Flag raising

Toronto - Mayor Rob Ford said today that he will not be attending the Pride Flag raising at City Hall on Monday due to another commitment. This is the second year that Ford will not be part of the event.

In Photos: D-Day Normandy Landings remembered at annual ceremony Special

Toronto - On Jun. 6, 1944, more than 150,000 allied forces invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord. Thousands of American, British and Canadian soldiers died and were wounded, their efforts changed the course of World War II. They shall be remembered and honoured.

May Day in Toronto: No bankers, borders, bosses or capitalism Special

Toronto - Hundreds gathered at Nathan Phillips Square Tuesday to celebrate May Day and protest against capitalism, austerity measures being imposed by all levels of government and the so-called war on workers' rights and immigrants.

Mapo Hall, Ibadan's municipal city hall monument Special

Ibadan - Mapo Hall, Ibadan's city hall, was built in 1929. The hall was first refurbished in 2008 after it had fallen into dilapidation. DJ reporter recently visited Mapo and captured images of the refurbished hilltop monument the people of Ibadan are proud of.

On Strike: Toronto libraries shut down, large rally at city hall Special

Toronto - Following the failed marathon negotiations over the weekend, 2,300 library workers are now off the job and will head to the picket lines. Hundreds rallied Monday at city hall and others demonstrated at the Toronto Reference Library.

Will Toronto's city council cut number of councillors in half?

Toronto - One controversial Toronto city councillor has suggested another idea that may create even more bickering down at city hall. The proposal, which was part of a campaign promise for Mayor Rob Ford, is to cut city council in half from 44 to 22.

Toronto Community Housing meeting at City Hall pushed back again Special

Toronto - Why is the Toronto City Council pushing back the meeting about selling 675 Toronto Community Housing Corp. single-family homes. The meeting was first scheduled for early this week was then pushed to Friday. It is now set for a time to be announced.

Old Man Winter makes triumphant, vengeful return to Toronto Special

Toronto - Gone are the days we have been used to: mild temperatures, no snow on the ground and moments of sunshine. Old man winter returned to the Greater Toronto Area this weekend with a blast of snow and freezing cold temperatures.

TTC plans discussed during morning session at Toronto City Hall Special

Toronto - Toronto's City Council is meeting today for a special session to debate the future of the city's transit system.The meeting was called for by TTC chair Karen Stintz earlier in the week.

Toronto EMS hold rally at City Hall to become essential service Special

Toronto - This morning at outside of City Hall EMS workers and support staff held a rally to raise awareness for the need that the service be deemed a essential service in Toronto.

Protester: Who's running Toronto, Mitt Romney or Ron Paul? Special

Toronto - Prior to the chaos that engulfed city hall Tuesday night, there was a massive rally opposing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's budget cuts that would impact various social and community initiatives. Unions, activists and community workers vowed to fight back.

Toronto passes 2012 budget as protesters rally outside City Hall Special

Toronto - As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto's City Hall tonight the city council passed the 2012 budget. The budget passed has provisions to protect the city's libraries and to give funding to three housing shelters that were due to be axed.

Budget rally in Toronto turns ugly; activists clash with police Special

Toronto - Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of Toronto City Hall for a peaceful protest against Mayor Rob Ford's proposed budget cuts. Following the rally, hundreds clashed with police officers at the entrance of city hall.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Councillor vow to lose 50lbs in challenge Special

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Doug Ford entered the Cut the Waist Challenge. The brothers, alongside former Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader John Tory, urged the rest of the city to step up to the challenge.

Toronto's Ford Brothers join Cut the Waist Challenge

Toronto - Mayor Rob Ford and his brother City Councillor Doug Ford are stepping on the scales today to kickoff the Cut the Waist challenge in Toronto. Joking as they stepped on a huge scale this morning Mayor Ford's weight was officially recorded.

Mayor, City Councillors met with protest during New Year's Levee Special

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and less than a dozen city councillors helped welcome the New Year with their constituents at city hall. The festivities came to a brief halt when protesters arrived speaking out against the mayor's cuts.
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Occupy Toronto protestors at city hall - before news of the court injunction was passed down
Occupy Toronto protestors at city hall - before news of the court injunction was passed down
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to reporters at a media event.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to reporters at a media event.
The City of Conway City Hall  historic site  built in 1825 by Robert Mills  architect of the US Trea...
The City of Conway City Hall, historic site, built in 1825 by Robert Mills, architect of the US Treasury building and Washington Monument.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother  Councillor Doug Ford.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford
Toronto mayor Rob Ford
Hundreds of people packed into City Hall listening to conversations of technology  politics  and fut...
Hundreds of people packed into City Hall listening to conversations of technology, politics, and future innovations. Photo taken in one of the many rooms inside (@ 'Hack for La')
Toronto Caribbean Carnival performers
Toronto Caribbean Carnival performers
City Hall Podium Green Roof is part of a $42 million revitalization project for Nathan Phillips Squa...
City Hall Podium Green Roof is part of a $42 million revitalization project for Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto right across from Old City Hall.
Toronto EMS hold rally at City Hall to become an essential service.
Toronto EMS hold rally at City Hall to become an essential service.
City Councillor Doug Ford checks his weight in front of the Mayor s Office.
City Councillor Doug Ford checks his weight in front of the Mayor's Office.
Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc
Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc
Media scrum
Media scrum
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty leader  John Clarke.
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty leader, John Clarke.
Media scrum for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Media scrum for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
caps from Toronto City Council meeting
City Hall Podium Green Roof is part of a $42 million revitalization project for Nathan Phillips Squa...
City Hall Podium Green Roof is part of a $42 million revitalization project for Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto right across from Old City Hall.
A Stop the Cuts chapter entering Nathan Phillips Square chanting  stop the cuts.
A Stop the Cuts chapter entering Nathan Phillips Square chanting "stop the cuts."