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Supervisor Mark Farrell.(Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supe. Farrell may settle $191K ethics fine for $25K

Supervisor Mark Farrell may settle his $191,000 ethics fine for $25,000. After…

Supervisor Mark Farrell.(Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)
Rose Pak, center, stands with, from left, Willie Brown, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Aaron Peskin at SFO after returning from China on May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Rose Pak, center, stands with, from left, Willie Brown, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Aaron Peskin at SFO after returning from China on May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Mark Farrell's lawsuit to overturn his $191,000 ethics fine will be heard in court next week. (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Court hearing on Farrell’s lawsuit over $191K ethics fine postponed

The first legal arguments in Supervisor Mark Farrell’s lawsuit to overturn his…

Supervisor Mark Farrell's lawsuit to overturn his $191,000 ethics fine will be heard in court next week. (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)
A proposed 1.5 percent payroll tax on technology companies was shot down Monday at the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No effort to build consensus on tech tax

Earlier this week the “tech tax” — a proposed 1.5 percent payroll…

A proposed 1.5 percent payroll tax on technology companies was shot down Monday at the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s tech tax fails to make November ballot

San Francisco’s short-lived tech tax proposal for the November ballot was officially…

Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dirty politics at City Hall

We, as a city, benefit when our leaders are passionate, argumentative and…

San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bayview Opera House reopens after $5.7M renovation

San Francisco officials will celebrate the reopening of the Bayview Opera House…

Westside residents and court watch members at the Moraga tiled steps in Golden Gate Heights, the scene of many auto burglaries. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Accountability in criminal justice sought on the Westside

How many times does your car have to be broken into in…

Westside residents and court watch members at the Moraga tiled steps in Golden Gate Heights, the scene of many auto burglaries. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Malia Cohen and Supervisor David Campos.

Public advocate proposal talks erupt in name-calling by supervisors

A sign political tensions have reached fever pitch at City Hall, Supervisor…

Supervisor Malia Cohen and Supervisor David Campos.
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Voters may be asked to tax SF tech companies

San Francisco five years ago lured technology companies like Twitter to the…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Mayor Ed Lee speaks about HIV prevention during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

HIV councils merge with new PrEP campaign

One HIV council plus another HIV council will hopefully equal zero future…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks about HIV prevention during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco residents wait in line to receive their voting ballots at City Hall for California's primary election on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF City Hall sees steady stream of voters for primary election

A steady stream of voters turned up to cast ballots at City…

San Francisco residents wait in line to receive their voting ballots at City Hall for California's primary election on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor Ed Lee announces $9.6B budget focusing on safety, cleanliness and homeless

San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson appear in court Friday, January 29, 2016 (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Evidence in SF corruption case will remain under seal, judge rules

The details of corruption charges filed against three former San Francisco public…

Retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson appear in court Friday, January 29, 2016 (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Thomas Holland, 28, stands in front of his tent on Division Street in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2016. Holland was ordered to vacate the area as part of encampment sweeps in San Francisco in February and March. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Finding the backbone to the solve the homeless crisis

Boris Johnson, the noted former mayor of London, once uttered these now…

Thomas Holland, 28, stands in front of his tent on Division Street in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2016. Holland was ordered to vacate the area as part of encampment sweeps in San Francisco in February and March. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Gascon to pay $4K fine for illegal campaign contributions

District Attorney George Gascon has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine for…

District Attorney George Gascon. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
There are more than a few people in City Hall who prefer to operate with little to no accountability to the people of San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Who’s afraid of the Public Advocate?

I’ll let you in on a little secret: The one thing that…

There are more than a few people in City Hall who prefer to operate with little to no accountability to the people of San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s first head of new homeless department dives into tense political climate

Weeks before his first day on the job, San Francisco’s first director…

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Rifles, shotguns to be added to SF’s gun storage law

After triggering the shutdown of San Francisco’s last gun shop, Supervisor Mark…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Transbay parcel slated for $45M sale for 45 percent affordable housing tower

With a recent $260 million bailout from The City, San Francisco’s Transbay…