Gavin Newsom

<strong>Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers are at odds over the best use of $4.2 billion remaining from Proposition 1A, a $9.95 billion bond issue for high-speed rail funding that California voters approved in 2008.<ins> (Image by NC3D via Flickr/CalMatters)</ins>

Newsom, lawmakers tussle over bullet train funds as costs keep rising

State legislators see shorter-term local projects as better use of 2008 bond money

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

The state Legislature is crafting policy to address the rising methamphetamine crisis in California and the nation.<ins> (Ruth Fremson/New York Times)</ins>

Editorial: Pay people to quit meth? Some scoff, but it just might work in California

Newsom should sign bill to fight addiction crisis

  • Oct 6, 2021

 

Michael Lambert, city librarian of the San Francisco Public Library, says public libraries in San Francisco and around the nation need federal investment. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Federal funding would be a game-changer for San Francisco’s beloved libraries

It’s time to renew the historic Mission and Chinatown branches and build in Ocean View

  • Sep 22, 2021

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom waves as he departs a visit at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6 headquarters on Recall Election Day on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Lessons from a landslide: Key takeaways from California’s recall circus

After a summer of half-baked polls and overheated press coverage, the race wasn’t even close

  • Sep 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom waves as he departs a visit at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6 headquarters on Recall Election Day on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Winning the recall in convincing fashion is hugely important to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitions.<ins> (Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>

California recall election is an expensive lesson for Gov. Gavin Newsom

By Gil Duran Examiner Opinion Editor The last time I wrote about…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Winning the recall in convincing fashion is hugely important to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitions.<ins> (Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>
Canvassers for an immigrant advocacy group pitched Gov. Gavin Newsom to voters in Palmdale on Aug. 5. (Rozette Rago/New York Times)

Many Californians don’t know there’s a recall — that’s not good for Newsom

What was once seen as a longshot by Republicans is gaining steam

  • Aug 25, 2021
Canvassers for an immigrant advocacy group pitched Gov. Gavin Newsom to voters in Palmdale on Aug. 5. (Rozette Rago/New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Recall may come as early as September

By Laurel Rosenhall CalMatters Californians will almost certainly vote this year whether…

  • Jun 7, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
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Newsom, Chiang implore CalPERS not to invest in tobacco industry

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and State Treasurer John Chiang both released statements Tuesday…

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An online magazine opinion piece attributed to Lt. Gov. Gavin News contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s essay, posts lack citations

SACRAMENTO — An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor…

An online magazine opinion piece attributed to Lt. Gov. Gavin News contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Democrats in the California Senate plan another attempt to outlaw the sale of assault rifles with easily detachable ammunition magazines known as bullet buttons. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

California Democrats advance gun control bills after Orlando

SACRAMENTO — Democrats on a California legislative panel voted Tuesday to advance…

Democrats in the California Senate plan another attempt to outlaw the sale of assault rifles with easily detachable ammunition magazines known as bullet buttons. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
Christopher Ray, a volunteer for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, shows off his recent tattoos at a rally at City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner )

Bernie meets the Mission; SF Democratic Party’s ‘dirty trick’ to endorse early

In a single day, Bernie Sanders reached more of San Francisco’s communities…

Christopher Ray, a volunteer for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, shows off his recent tattoos at a rally at City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner )
San Francisco efforts should be focused on expanding services for the victims of sex trafficking and addressing the desperate circumstances that lead many into sex work. (Courtesy photo)

Not in our city

Human trafficking is an issue that continues to plague our city, region…

San Francisco efforts should be focused on expanding services for the victims of sex trafficking and addressing the desperate circumstances that lead many into sex work. (Courtesy photo)
The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Protecting our parks is a priority

Noted historian Wallace Stegner called it “the best idea we ever had.”…

The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)
State Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday that he's formed a campaign committee and will begin raising money to run for governor in 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, 2011 File)

John Chiang will raise money for California governor bid

SACRAMENTO — State Treasurer John Chiang says he will begin raising money…

State Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday that he's formed a campaign committee and will begin raising money to run for governor in 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, 2011 File)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Backers: 600K sign California initiative to legalize pot

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Larry Muraoka, 67, holds an abatement notice from Department of Public Health on Feb. 25 to clear his tent from 13th and Division streets. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homelessness is like broccoli

As a kid, I disliked broccoli. I spread it around my plate…

Larry Muraoka, 67, holds an abatement notice from Department of Public Health on Feb. 25 to clear his tent from 13th and Division streets. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland. SEIU's state council announced an initiative Tuesday, that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 and require at least six paid sick days a year, double the number now offered to low-wage workers.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Two unions battle for $15 hourly minimum wage in California

SACRAMENTO — The state's largest union said Tuesday that it has filed…

Protesters demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland. SEIU's state council announced an initiative Tuesday, that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 and require at least six paid sick days a year, double the number now offered to low-wage workers.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Mayor Ed Lee is facing little opposition in his reelection campaign, allowing him to sail to another four-year term.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Dissension in the streets, but Lee coasting to victory

Like his predecessor before him, Mayor Ed Lee is coasting to a…

Mayor Ed Lee is facing little opposition in his reelection campaign, allowing him to sail to another four-year term.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a gun control advocacy group are proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state's gun control laws by restricting ammunition sales, barring possession of large-capacity assault-style magazines and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen guns to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California ballot measure seeks to tighten strict gun laws

SACRAMENTO — The lieutenant governor of the state with some of the…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a gun control advocacy group are proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state's gun control laws by restricting ammunition sales, barring possession of large-capacity assault-style magazines and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen guns to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)