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Co-developed by Boston Properties and Hines, the Salesforce Tower, located at 415 Mission St., will not only house the Salesforce headquarters, but also includes housing, hotels, retail space and a gondola lift that will lead to the Salesforce Park, a 5.4-acre public rooftop park on top of the new Transbay Terminal.

"It took some ambitious minds and hearts, some may call it stupidity or brilliance, but it really was hope and optimism that brought Hines and Boston Properties to the table and said ‘we will build a thousand and seventy feet into the sky and there will be tenants when we open,’" Supervisor Jane Kim said. "So many years later, it is such a pleasure to stand here today at a building that is fully tenanted."

"When we passed the Transbay Transit plan a few years ago, we were in a recession and unemployment was at 10 percent here in the city of San Francisco.

And of course how far have we come today," Mayor Mark Farrell said. "Like the Transamerica pyramid before, the Salesforce tower is going to dominate and highlight San Francisco’s skyline for decades to come."

"Yes today is a beautiful celebration, but even more I hope it’s an opportunity for deep reflection about who we are in this city and where we need to go as a community. We all know that this is now the tallest building. But what does that really mean?" Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said.

According to Benioff, Salesforce has pledged $1.5 million to the Hamilton Family Center, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that helps families struggling with homelessness. Furthermore, Benioff said he and his wife were going to match the gift, making for a total donation of $3 million.

Once implemented, people leaving jails would not be expected to pay fees associated with probation costs, restitution, booking, the sheriff’s work alternative program, the automated county warrant system and the sheriff’s home detention program. The legislation also calls for the elimination of local penalties associated with alcohol testing and court-ordered penalties for misdemeanor and felony offenses.

"These fees are high pain for people, but low gain for government," San Francisco Treasurer Jos� Cisneros said in a statement. "They are assessed on low income people who cannot pay them and create barriers for people re-entering their communities. Only a fraction of these fees is ever collected, and I challenge other counties to join San Francisco in stopping the practice of balancing our books on the backs of people who cannot afford it."

"There is a flaw in our rent ordinance that allows landlords to pass through debt service and property tax increases that they have incurred from simply purchasing a rent controlled building – not for maintaining or improving the building, just acquiring it," Fewer said in a statement. "Tenants should not be burdened with a rent increase just because they have a new landlord."

Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, who last week held a hearing on speculative landlords, said in a statement, "This measure will stop outside property speculators from buying up buildings with high-priced loans and then passing through their financing costs onto existing rent-controlled tenants. The goal of pushing these costs onto tenants is to price them out of their units so they can be re-rented out at market rates."

"The history of Golden Gate Park Tennis Center is a point of civic pride for our city," Mayor Mark Farrell said in a statement. "Once we transform it into the best public tennis facility in the nation, its future will be a point of civic pride."

Bales was taking several strong medications for chronic pain, including fentanyl, for 18 years, Clement’s attorney Scott Fishman said. Clement married Bales so she could be on his medical insurance, but when Clement lost his job and insurance Bales lost access to her pain medication because Medicare would not pay for it, Fishman said.

They allegedly decided on hanging. Bales allegedly tied a rope around her neck and Clements said he tied the other end around a tree limb in a parking lot near the inn. Bales was sitting on a board, and before he knew it she jumped, Clement told the sheriff’s investigators.

Fishman said Bales was asked to suddenly stop her medications and she felt she had no life worth living. Clement "acted out of compassion and devotion to someone he knew for a long time and didn’t want to be alone in her final solution," Fishman said.

But Deputy District Attorney Robert Waner argued Clement should face both charges. He said Clement consistently aided Bales’ suicide by selecting and purchasing the barbell weights, paying for the motel room and binding Bales to a bed when he tried to smother her with duct tape and a pillow.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office revealed more details and body camera footage Tuesday from a case near Santa Cruz last Friday in which a deputy shot and injured a woman who had escaped from handcuffs and rammed another deputy with a stolen patrol car.

Sheriff Jim Hart led a news conference at the department’s headquarters Tuesday to talk about the case, which started at 3:27 a.m. Friday when deputies were patrolling the end of the Ocean Street Extension near Paradise Park due to neighborhood concerns of illegal activity.

Deputy August Waltrip was searching the stolen car while another deputy was interviewing the man Lowe had been standing in the road with. At that time, she slipped out of her cuffs, reached through the rear window and opened the door of the other patrol car, according to the sheriff’s office.

Albert Rich, a 6 foot 6 inch, 235-pound man who was guarded by six bailiffs, looked straight ahead and showed no emotion while a court clerk took about 20 minutes to read the 13 felony counts and multiple enhancement clauses for which he was convicted after one day of jury deliberations.

Castillo admitted that Rich, who has previously been convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, false imprisonment and illegal gun possession, is a pimp but said "he’s not a human trafficker" and "he didn’t force them into the prostitution life."

A third defendant, Khalilah Barker, 23, was also scheduled to stand trial for allegedly helping Rich, but on March 29 she pleaded no contest to three counts of human trafficking and two counts of pimping in a deal with prosecutors that calls for her to get a light prison sentence in return for her testimony against Rich.