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Mayor Ed Lee

Mayor Lee formally announces re-election bid

Mayor Ed Lee is running next year. Twice: Once in February, for…

Mayor Ed Lee
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerDepartment of Elections Director John Arntz announces the latest results in San Francisco voting Wednesday afternoon. Votes will be counted through the weekend.

Campos, Chiu wait in suspense: more than 22K votes uncounted in D-17 race

The election is over but the suspense remains over whether David Campos…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerDepartment of Elections Director John Arntz announces the latest results in San Francisco voting Wednesday afternoon. Votes will be counted through the weekend.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoNick Josefowitz was sworn in to office Thursday. He will be the BART director representing San Francisco District 8.

Josefowitz celebrates upset victory, vows to clean up BART

The day after his more than 7-point win in the BART board…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoNick Josefowitz was sworn in to office Thursday. He will be the BART director representing San Francisco District 8.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoNick Josefowitz was sworn in to office Thursday. He will be the BART director representing San Francisco District 8.

Newcomer Josefowitz wins seat on BART board

The BART board of directors will have a fresh face in the…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoNick Josefowitz was sworn in to office Thursday. He will be the BART director representing San Francisco District 8.

Nothing decided between Davids in Assembly race

The heated state Assembly District 17 race between Board of Supervisors colleagues…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMore types of businesses were added to the list The City considers formula retail.

SF amends anti-chain store restrictions to protect neighborhood businesses

San Francisco strengthened its anti-chain store law Tuesday as The City's booming…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMore types of businesses were added to the list The City considers formula retail.
Tony Gutierrez/2012 ap file photoIn this Thursday

SF voters approve minimum wage hike to $15

The more than 100,000 of San Francisco's lowest paid workers are in…

Tony Gutierrez/2012 ap file photoIn this Thursday
GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERSupervisor David Campos

SF's left hopes for a needed boost

San Francisco's left isn't dead. After years of losing efforts and another…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERSupervisor David Campos
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoEzra

Sugary drink tax measure fails

Proposition E, a 2 cent per ounce tax on the purchase of…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoEzra
Reed Saxon/ap file photoSan Francisco recently signed into law regulations that covered the short-term rental business

HomeAway lawsuit alleges Airbnb law unconstitutional and discriminatory

San Francisco's drama surrounding a law legalizing short-term rentals only increased Monday…

Reed Saxon/ap file photoSan Francisco recently signed into law regulations that covered the short-term rental business
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoProposed modifications to San Francisco’s existing formula-retail regulations include adding mid-Market Street to the coverage area among other changes.

San Francisco to strengthen chain store restrictions

San Francisco is expected to strengthen its anti-chain store law by applying…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoProposed modifications to San Francisco’s existing formula-retail regulations include adding mid-Market Street to the coverage area among other changes.
Jeff Chiu/2010 AP file photoSan Francisco and Richmond were planning on signing a joint powers agreement regarding the protection of homeowners from underwater mortgages.

Negotiations with Richmond on seizing underwater mortgages postponed

Supervisors have acknowledged that San Francisco homeowners at risk of losing their…

Jeff Chiu/2010 AP file photoSan Francisco and Richmond were planning on signing a joint powers agreement regarding the protection of homeowners from underwater mortgages.
Jeff Chiu/2012 AP file photoTruvada is the only brand-name drug for PrEP

SF to spend $300K improving access to anti-HIV drug

The Board of Supervisors approved spending $300,000 Tuesday to fund so-called navigators…

Jeff Chiu/2012 AP file photoTruvada is the only brand-name drug for PrEP
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Amid protest, SF mayor signs into law Airbnb legislation

A group of protesters set up a memorial marking the "death" of…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoForest City has proposed multi-use development at Pier 70 that includes housing

The future of Pier 70 rests in voters' hands

In a city often so contentious over potential construction that a San…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoForest City has proposed multi-use development at Pier 70 that includes housing
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA Raymond Avenue community center

Chinese-frequented senior center saved, just before election

Visitacion Valley is getting a timely gift. As is the local supervisor,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA Raymond Avenue community center
Jeff Chiu/2013 AP file photoSan Franciscans eligible to buy health insurance via the Covered California exchange – made possible thanks to ACA

Healthy S.F. care option extended again

Thanks to Obamacare, Meizhi Yi can buy health insurance. But the San…

Jeff Chiu/2013 AP file photoSan Franciscans eligible to buy health insurance via the Covered California exchange – made possible thanks to ACA

Campos’ Ellis Act payment law invalidated by federal judge

A federal District Court judge struck down Supervisor David Campos' Tenant Relocation…

mike koozmin/2012 s.f. examiner file photoThe Beach Chalet soccer fields have already been approved to have artificial turf

Competing ballot measures address controversy over Beach Chalet fields

After six years of public discussion, approvals and appeals, a renovation of…

mike koozmin/2012 s.f. examiner file photoThe Beach Chalet soccer fields have already been approved to have artificial turf
David Chiu.

Day after David Chiu’s Airbnb legislation passes, mayor endorses Assembly candidate

Using baseball-related metaphors and common political rhetoric, Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday…

David Chiu.