Much more than a place to get a drink, Sam Jordan’s Bar has been a gathering spot for the Bayview working class since the late 1950s, a refuge for the hungry and a center of community activism. And soon it could have an official place in city history. Read More
Fourteen years ago, Willie Brown, then the mayor, was saying, “The U.S. Open is wonderful. It’s a $150 million boon to San Francisco, and being the center of golf worldwide for a week — that can’t hurt.”
Fourteen years ago, Phil Mickelson was tying for 10th and Tiger Woods for 18th.
Fourteen years ago, Casey Martin was having the ride and rounds of his life.
Fourteen years ago, 1998, the last time an Open was held at Olympic Club, Matt Kuchar was low amateur. Read More
The City’s biotech industry got a boost Tuesday, as Mayor Ed Lee joined the Canadian ambassador to the United States in announcing a new startup incubator in UCSF’s growing hub for such companies. Read More
The battle has begun to determine the political leanings of the local Democratic Party, which could play an important role in the outcomes of Board of Supervisors races this fall. Read More
The proprietors of the embattled Gold Dust Lounge are inviting their supporters to a “Sing-A-Long for Willie Brown” on Friday night.The gathering at the storied Union Square bar is intended to thank the former mayor for his support of the bar, which is facing eviction in March. Read More
The quieter corners of City Hall looked more like the backstage area of a Broadway show Sunday as thousands were waiting to see the inauguration of Ed Lee, the first elected Asian-American mayor in San Francisco history.
The party atmosphere of music, dance and other fanfare continued well after the 11 a.m. event, in which U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein — the only woman ever to serve as mayor of The City — administered Lee’s oath of office. Read More
It was a full house at City Hall Sunday morning, as thousands turned out to witness the inauguration of Ed Lee, the first elected Asian-American mayor in San Francisco’s history. Read More
Two former San Francisco mayors will commemorate the new Ed Lee administration Sunday at City Hall during a public inauguration ceremony that’s also set to include lots of music and dance.
Former Mayor Willie Brown will act as emcee and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein will administer Lee’s oath of office. In November, Lee handily won four years in office while acting as interim mayor to serve out the last year of former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s second term. Read More
Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow is now officially Hellman Hollow.
The Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously Thursday to rename the portion of the park after 77-year-old billionaire Warren Hellman upon the urging of Supervisor Sean Elsbernd with the support of the Board of Supervisors.
The renaming drew support from San Francisco’s political elite, including Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Willie Brown and John Burton. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s upcoming appointment for District 5 supervisor is full of political intrigue.
Whoever he places into the seat to represent the most left-leaning district in San Francisco will impact the Board of Supervisors potentially for nine years.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi — who represents the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition neighborhoods — was elected sheriff in November and will take that office Jan. 8. Lee’s appointment will take over then. Read More