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Gov. Gavin Newsom gives a speech following his projected victory in the recall election at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento on Sept. 14. (Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)

And the winner in the California recall is? None of the above

Many voters skipped the confusing ballot’s second question

  • Sep 17, 2021

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in San Francisco this week speaking about the election for his recall, has directed $12 billion toward climate programs.<ins> (Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>

California recall vote could weaken the the state’s aggressive climate policies

Newsom’s opponents would roll back aggressive plans

  • Sep 8, 2021

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in San Francisco at an event organized by the Latino Task Force, continues efforts to reach out to Latino voters as he faces recall. <ins>(Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>

Latinos shape California — why are so many sitting out the recall?

Voters seemingly disengaged or ambivalent

  • Sep 7, 2021

 

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic legislature. <ins>(iStock)</ins>
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If Newsom is recalled, how would a Republican governor get anything done?

Leader must work with Legislature to pass new laws, approve budget, make appointments

  • Aug 30, 2021
Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic legislature. <ins>(iStock)</ins>
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The California Legislature is moving to increase housing density in urban centers, such as BART’s Rockridge Station in Oakland, where zoning traditionally has been for single-family homes. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

Lawmakers pave the way for more housing in California

‘Gentle density increase’ respects character of neighborhoods

  • Aug 26, 2021
The California Legislature is moving to increase housing density in urban centers, such as BART’s Rockridge Station in Oakland, where zoning traditionally has been for single-family homes. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Foster City’s City Council fired Peter Pirnejad, the city manager, in closed session this week and did not make the reason public. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)

Foster City officials fire city manager, name police chief acting city manager

The Foster City City Council fired City Manager Peter Pirnejad during a…

Foster City’s City Council fired Peter Pirnejad, the city manager, in closed session this week and did not make the reason public. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)
California voters are urged to exercise their rights by participating in the somewhat confusing election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

California recall: How do I review my ballot and why is it so confusing?

By Christopher B. Dolan and Kim Levy This week’s question comes from…

California voters are urged to exercise their rights by participating in the somewhat confusing election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Andrew McDowell, who owns With Love Market & Cafe in Los Angeles, thinks the money spent on the recall election should instead go to struggling small businesses. (Pablo Unzueta/CalMatters)

Are small business owners angry enough at Gavin Newsom to throw him out of office?

By Sameea Kamal CalMatters Andrew McDowell, who owns a cafe in downtown…

  • Aug 19, 2021
Andrew McDowell, who owns With Love Market & Cafe in Los Angeles, thinks the money spent on the recall election should instead go to struggling small businesses. (Pablo Unzueta/CalMatters)
Two questions are on the ballot in the upcoming election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and it’s important for voters to answer both. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Two questions are on the ballot in the upcoming election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and it’s important for voters to answer both. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
The number of high-value real estate transactions in San Francisco such as office or hotel properties has declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Decline in high-end real estate sales this year means less money for The City

Transfer tax revenues on track to come in far below previous years

The number of high-value real estate transactions in San Francisco such as office or hotel properties has declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Acting Mayor London Breed speaks to Fillmore community activists during a rally on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 18, 2018. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

8 reasons why London Breed should remain mayor of San Francisco

Today, the Board of Supervisors will discuss — and potentially proceed with…

Acting Mayor London Breed speaks to Fillmore community activists during a rally on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 18, 2018. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Report: SF’s public assets need $1 billion for maintenance

San Francisco needs $1 billion in repairs to public assets like government-owned…

San Francisco City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In San Francisco politics, Assemblyman David Chiu may be the unprincipled lapdog of Ron Conway, but the so-called “moderates” in Sacramento are beholden to just about everyone else. (Noah Berger/2012 AP)

The Sacramento Problem

In San Francisco, we contort ourselves crafting ambitious policies to solve problems…

In San Francisco politics, Assemblyman David Chiu may be the unprincipled lapdog of Ron Conway, but the so-called “moderates” in Sacramento are beholden to just about everyone else. (Noah Berger/2012 AP)

Homogenization and the State

“In some ways, the ‘night watchman’ state — the state that enables…

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The government sets up shop in your cupboard

Alarmed by a tripling of obesity rates among U.S. children during the…