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Hidden cost: Proposition B

No on Prop. B: San Francisco's road repair should be paid from city budget

The county and city of San Francisco has a $6.8 billion annual…

Hidden cost: Proposition B
Broader reach: While Propositions C and D will both curb excessive city employee benefits

Yes on Prop. C: Plan will do more than Prop. D to curb runaway benefits

San Francisco’s 26,000 city employees have been granted generous salaries, benefits and…

Broader reach: While Propositions C and D will both curb excessive city employee benefits
Career track: Cañada College is among the community colleges that would benefit from a new bond. (Examiner file photo)Career track: Cañada College is among the community colleges that would benefit from a new bond. (Examiner file photo)

San Mateo County's community colleges look for funding help

Faced with more students and less state funding, the San Mateo Community…

Career track: Cañada College is among the community colleges that would benefit from a new bond. (Examiner file photo)Career track: Cañada College is among the community colleges that would benefit from a new bond. (Examiner file photo)
Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the fact that unions are spending money to oppose his mayoral campaign shows they can afford to contribute more to pensions. (Examiner file photo)Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the fact that unions are spending money to oppose his mayoral campaign shows they can afford to contribute more to pensions. (Examiner file photo)

San Francisco labor leaders unite against mayoral candidates Jeff Adachi, John Avalos

Police, fire and building trade-labor leaders have joined forces to create a…

Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the fact that unions are spending money to oppose his mayoral campaign shows they can afford to contribute more to pensions. (Examiner file photo)Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the fact that unions are spending money to oppose his mayoral campaign shows they can afford to contribute more to pensions. (Examiner file photo)
724 separate stops

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee downplays Willie Brown connection

Now that Mayor Ed Lee is officially running for a full term,…

724 separate stops

Ethical scrutiny on those pushing Ed Lee to run for San Francisco mayor

Dozens of volunteers, consultants and campaign staff who were involved with committees…

San Francisco moneymakers shake for Dennis Herrera's mayoral campaign

As city attorney, Dennis Herrera has very publicly shut down illegally operating…

‘Run, Ed, Run’ campaign’s purpose remains vague as San Francisco election nears

Updated 5:20 p.m. July 19, 2011. Correction: In this story about the…

Ed Lee having fun as San Francisco's mayor – and being the non-candidate

Over the years, I’ve been to numerous places with Mayor Ed Lee,…

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón's risky stance on death penalty

In many cities, a politician’s opposition to the death penalty would be…

Public Defender Jeff Adachi takes another run at pension reform

The stakes are heating up over how The City plans to reduce…

Gavin Newsom is reaching for the stars but settling for less

In late October 2009, Mayor Gavin Newsom shocked his supporters when he…

Connolly declares victory; Fimian refuses to concede

The vote counting was completed Friday in Northern Virginia’s 11th Congressional District…

No significant challenge to Reid as majority leader in new Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who survived election night despite about every…

Results so far: A big wave, but not a tsunami

Republicans still seem likely to win to the House at this point…

Tearful Boehner calls election repudiation of Washington

The new House Speaker-designate, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, broke down in…

Virginia voters to decide 3 Constitutional amendments Tuesday

Most of the attention on Tuesday’s election has been focused on Virginia’s…

Midterm Mining

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Opponents of Prop. B head to the Mission

Another day, another supervisor campaigning against Proposition B, the pension reform measure…

Voting measure might hit legal wall

‘Allowing noncitizens to vote is not only unconstitutional in California, it clearly…