The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is over, and locals in San Francisco noticed a difference in street conditions during the conference. It's a change that many say they've noticed the cleaner conditions on many of the city's streets. Now the question is how to maintain that momentum.
Now it's time for the security measures to come down, as roads reopen and public transit returns to its normal routes.
It was an eventful week in San Francisco.
At the APEC Summit, talks between the U.S., Japan and South Korea turned a new page this week.
On Friday, small business owners in the APEC security zone who stayed open said although 20,000 people were in the city for the summit, they lost revenue.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit winded down on Friday as visitors began leaving San Francisco, and city leaders are already proclaiming the convention a success.
Dr. Jill Biden talked about mental health during an event in Cupertino as part of the APEC SUMMIT.
President Biden’s final day at APEC included a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Mexico’s leader arrived at the Moscone Center Friday morning.
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a temporary spending bill a day before a potential government shutdown, pushing a fight with congressional Republicans over the federal budget into the new year, as wartime aid for Ukraine and Israel remains stalled.
A well-coordinated group of hundreds of Pro-Palestine protesters shut down the Bay Bridge on Thursday morning, tying up traffic during rush hour and calling out to world leaders to end the war in Gaza during the APEC summit.
President Biden's welcome reception brought all the leaders for the APEC Summit to San Francisco's Exploratorium on the waterfront on Wednesday night.
Hundreds of supporters and protesters gathered outside a dinner reception welcoming China's president on Wednesday, prompting three arrests, though police didn't say why.
Biden's welcome reception for APEC leaders at Exploratorium came with fireworks, fanfare, and protests Wednesday night.
A dinner reception welcoming China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday drew both supporters and protesters. The event followed the landmark meeting between the Chinese leader and U.S. President Biden as part of the APEC summit. SFPD said three protesters were arrested, but they did not say why.
President Biden's Welcome Reception brought the heads of state from the APEC Leaders Summit to San Francisco's Exploratorium on the waterfront.
THE APEC Welcome Reception at San Francisco's Exploratorium with President Biden, VP Kamala Harris, Gov. Newsom, Mayor London Breed and delegates.
U.S. President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping have emerged from their first face-to-face meeting in a year vowing to stabilize their fraught relationship and showcasing modest agreements to combat illegal fentanyl and re-establish military communications.
There have been a number of protests throughout the day. Demonstrators have taken to the streets, focusing on a range of political issues. The protests have been tense at times.
Protests over the APEC summit continued on Wednesday with a group of demonstrators linking arms and blocking traffic on a downtown San Francisco street in the morning. Activists continued to take to the street throughout the day to draw attention to a variety of global causes.
Bright lights and a beautiful city skyline in San Francisco showed the city by the bay at its scenic best on Tuesday, as visitors to the APEC Summit gathered for another night of meetings and receptions.