Conor Johnston

Acting Mayor London Breed speaks to Fillmore community activists during a rally on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 18, 2018. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

8 reasons why London Breed should remain mayor of San Francisco

Today, the Board of Supervisors will discuss — and potentially proceed with…

Acting Mayor London Breed speaks to Fillmore community activists during a rally on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 18, 2018. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Conor Johnston, right, seen here celebrating with London Breed the night she won an upset victory in 2012 to become District 5 Supervisor. (Courtesy photo)

A love letter to our president

A few months ago I found myself locked in a texting war…

Conor Johnston, right, seen here celebrating with London Breed the night she won an upset victory in 2012 to become District 5 Supervisor. (Courtesy photo)
Is San Francisco spending like a drunken sailor? Although The City’s budget has gone up over the past 10 years, it is also serving more residents and providing more services. (Courtesy photo)

Where did all our money go?

When he was running for supervisor last year, my friend and fellow…

Is San Francisco spending like a drunken sailor? Although The City’s budget has gone up over the past 10 years, it is also serving more residents and providing more services. (Courtesy photo)
Can you imagine a Texas Republican, like George Herbert Walker Bush, supporting controversial legislation from a Democrat? (Courtesy photo)

The rise and fall of American democracy

In the spring of 1968, a young Republican Congressman flew home to…

Can you imagine a Texas Republican, like George Herbert Walker Bush, supporting controversial legislation from a Democrat? (Courtesy photo)
Supervisors David Campos, John Avalos and Eric Mar have served San Francisco with honor. (Left and center, Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; right, Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Progressives have left the building

Come January, the Progressive old guard on the Board of Supervisors —…

Supervisors David Campos, John Avalos and Eric Mar have served San Francisco with honor. (Left and center, Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; right, Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Fundamentally, San Francisco’s agenda in 2017 will be about money. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Where we go from here: San Francisco’s 2017 agenda

Most of us are in various stages of grief and disgust about…

Fundamentally, San Francisco’s agenda in 2017 will be about money. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Conor Johnston with his two favorite LGBT leaders: Supervisor Scott Wiener and Congressman Barney Frank. (Courtesy Conor Johnston)

What can Wiener do for you?

A couple years ago, Muni removed the signage for a bus stop…

Conor Johnston with his two favorite LGBT leaders: Supervisor Scott Wiener and Congressman Barney Frank. (Courtesy Conor Johnston)
Like Guy Fieri’s food, the items on San Francisco’s ballot this November are unappetizing. (Courtesy photo)

What’s this crap on the ballot?

Have you received your 300-page ballot information pamphlet? When it landed with…

Like Guy Fieri’s food, the items on San Francisco’s ballot this November are unappetizing. (Courtesy photo)
SF Sierra Club puts politics over the planet

SF Sierra Club puts politics over the planet

I bleed green. I started a company making biofuels, then another working…

SF Sierra Club puts politics over the planet
Muni may not be perfect, but it keeps cars off the road and provides afforable transportation to many. (Courtesy Nathan Yergler, used under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Why Muni doesn’t suck

Complaining about Muni is like a civic pastime, right up there with…

Muni may not be perfect, but it keeps cars off the road and provides afforable transportation to many. (Courtesy Nathan Yergler, used under CC BY-SA 2.0)
A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Reflecting on Orlando

The tragedy earlier this month in Orlando was not an outlier, not…

A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s water supply relies upon the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne River. And like beer: We don’t buy it; we just rent it. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco’s underground river

Ever hear that adage: “You don’t buy beer; you just rent it”?…

San Francisco’s water supply relies upon the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne River. And like beer: We don’t buy it; we just rent it. (Courtesy photo)
That Bon Jovi CD you’ve been hanging onto all these years belongs in the blue bin, with the other recyclables. (Courtesy photo)

Where does the garbage go?

It can be surprisingly confusing to throw something away in San Francisco.…

That Bon Jovi CD you’ve been hanging onto all these years belongs in the blue bin, with the other recyclables. (Courtesy photo)
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San Francisco’s $9 billion question

Working for the president of the Board of Supervisors, I spend my…

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