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
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
A creaky wooden scow piled high with gnarled oysters slides over the water toward wooden racks hung with rows of the shellfish on Drakes Estero, a stunning estuary teeming with marine and bird life. Read More
California's U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein spoke at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday on pipeline safety regarding last year's San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion. Read More
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom might be staying out of the mayor’s race here in the town he once ran, but his wife is not.Citing a lack of female presence in elected city posts, Jennifer Siebel Newsom has endorsed venture capitalist Joanna Rees for mayor. Read More
It was a frenzied scene at the Department of Elections on Monday morning where Mayor Ed Lee pulled papers to run for mayor. Read More
There have been several calls for Mayor Ed Lee to run in November because he’s already been so, well, mayoral. But on Tuesday he’s acting more like a head of state. Read More
The herd of five bison that lives in Golden Gate Park — The City’s living reminders of the Wild Wild West — could swell to as many as 12 by fall. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office has sued a chef who allegedly tricked recent immigrants into paying up to $4,000 for job training, then had them working catering events without pay on the false promise of future employment. Read More
Three members of the Board of Supervisors are attending the American Public Transportation Association conference in Washington, D.C., and will also make their best pitches for funding for key transportation projects. Supervisors David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi and Malia Cohen are in attendance and are expected to miss Tuesday’s board meeting. Read More