The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More
After just three weeks on the job, the Planning Commission’s newest and youngest member is enjoying a quick rise to civic prominence after being appointed Thursday to serve as panel vice president. Read More
New rule: If you have a history of pushing the buttons of law enforcement and someday the public finds out you have been accused of a crime, then you can righteously declare yourself a victim of “forces at work that want to stop [you].”And your supporters will be far more enraged at the story getting out than at the fact that you have been accused of a crime. 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
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
Mud was slung freely, along with accusations of voter fraud and campaign money laundering. But years from now, the 2011 San Francisco mayoral race is likely to be better remembered for its obsession with Ed Lee’s mustache, the curious involvement of otherwise irrelevant rapper MC Hammer and a pingpong match between rival candidates. Read More
Though Ed Lee took an early lead in the San Francisco mayoral election Tuesday, powerful backer Rose Pak was blunt about the one of the biggest challenges she thought the interim mayor faced in the campaign: The San Francisco Chronicle. Read More
Rose Pak, perhaps the most infamous supporter of mayoral candidate Ed Lee (depending on how you feel about Wille Brown), conveyed what empowered the Chinese community in San Francisco to vote in Tuesday's election and what a loss by Lee could mean. Read More
The authors of a new “biography” of Mayor Ed Lee are hoping voters will judge the book by its cover — and believe everything they read.
“The Real Ed Lee: The Untold, Untold Story” hit doorsteps in The City over the weekend, some 10 days before Election Day, thanks to the efforts of Leland Yee’s mayoral campaign. It comes on the heels of the fawning hagiography “The Ed Lee Story: An Unexpected Mayor.” Read More
Chinatown community leaders are calling on mayoral candidate Leland Yee to end his Cantonese-language robo-calls warning residents not to hand over their ballots to campaign workers supporting Mayor Ed Lee.
According to a translation of the call, a voice warns residents not to give ballots to Ed Lee’s campaign “or anyone related to Ed Lee.” Read More