Jon Golinger

Jon Golinger's book is "Saving San Francisco's Heart." (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Learning the lessons of the June election

So many times during this spring’s election season I found myself at…

Jon Golinger's book is "Saving San Francisco's Heart." (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In San Francisco, measures to raise funds that are put on the ballot by citizens through petition signatures can be approved by a simple majority vote. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Majority rules

Last November, a majority of San Franciscans voted in favor of two…

In San Francisco, measures to raise funds that are put on the ballot by citizens through petition signatures can be approved by a simple majority vote. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (File photo by Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Don’t silence the voters

Why is Gavin Newsom trying to take away San Franciscans’ right to…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (File photo by Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump (Courtesy photo)

Of resistance and persistence

Marching Signs We shall overcomb Nasty women unite Girls just wanna have…

President Donald Trump (Courtesy photo)
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Princess Leias lead the way

The Women’s Marches across America were so inspiring because they were so…

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Planet defeats politics in SF Sierra Club election

The biggest little election of 2016 resulted in a clear winner who…

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If Harvey Milk were here today, he would not be falling in line to “give Trump a chance” but would be leading the charge to fight back. (Courtesy photo)

What would Harvey do?

‘Give him a chance?” Give me a break. Many national Democratic Party…

If Harvey Milk were here today, he would not be falling in line to “give Trump a chance” but would be leading the charge to fight back. (Courtesy photo)
“Evicted” signs placed by protesters associated with San Francisco Tenants Union sit outside a home at 1937 Mason St. in North Beach that, demonstrators said, was illegally used as an Airbnb hotel. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Vote to evict the lobbyists

Corporate lobbyists and big money dominate San Francisco politics today more than…

“Evicted” signs placed by protesters associated with San Francisco Tenants Union sit outside a home at 1937 Mason St. in North Beach that, demonstrators said, was illegally used as an Airbnb hotel. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco resident Nicanora Contreras places a sticker on her shirt after casting her vote at City Hall during California’s primary election on June 7. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Stirring up San Francisco’s alphabet soup ballot

With an increasingly unpopular mayor, a divided Board of Supervisors and polls…

San Francisco resident Nicanora Contreras places a sticker on her shirt after casting her vote at City Hall during California’s primary election on June 7. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In 1933, the New Deal Public Works of Art Project commissioned 21 men and four women — including Edith Hamlin — to paint more than 3,500 square feet of mural on the interior walls of Coit Tower. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

Hunting for Edith Hamlin

Coit Tower is a portal into the lives of so many colorful…

In 1933, the New Deal Public Works of Art Project commissioned 21 men and four women — including Edith Hamlin — to paint more than 3,500 square feet of mural on the interior walls of Coit Tower. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
Atlanta-based commercial real estate developer Jamestown is seeking to turn the historic Pier 29 bulkhead building into a mini-mall full of retail kiosks and an upscale wine bar and brewery. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photo)

No mall on the waterfront

It’s like deja vu all over again on San Francisco’s waterfront. A…

Atlanta-based commercial real estate developer Jamestown is seeking to turn the historic Pier 29 bulkhead building into a mini-mall full of retail kiosks and an upscale wine bar and brewery. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

‘The Realtors Association Can’

“The Realtors Association Can” (to the tune of “The Candy Man Can”)…

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

The real Super Tuesday is still months away

"Democracy is better off when more people participate.” — Ari Berman, author…

Coit Tower artists’ legacy still lives on

Eighty-two years ago, something magical happened on top of Telegraph Hill. In…

Gavin Newsom: Stop suing S.F.

It’s time for Gavin Newsom and the State Lands Commission, which Newsom…

Election Day is the most magical day

When I opened my front door on Election Day morning, the first…

Evict the lobbyists

"At this very minute, lobbyists and lawyers are lining up by the thousands…

Enjoy the candy

While we don’t yet know all the details about what a years-long…

Democracy is no stranger to The City

July is the time of year when we celebrate American democracy. Here…