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Union Square at a Crossroads

By Katie Burke |
The shopping district is likely to look very different in five years — if the City cooperates.
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Cryptocurrency billionaire funds SF-wide web of cameras to help fight crime

By Maureen Kelly |
Privately owned security camera networks are spreading across San Francisco and many of them are paid for by a local cryptocurrency mogul. The Union Square BID's security camera program has become the model for other neighborhoods in San Francisco to help crack down on crime on our streets.
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$2.5 million in stolen goods recovered in unprecedented bust of SF fencing operation

By Evan Sernoffsky |
With the help of the Union Square Business Improvement District's security camera network, law enforcement officers from agencies across California busted a multimillion-dollar fencing operation that was amassing piles of valuable items ripped off in auto burglaries and retail thefts in San Francisco.