Jane Kim

Jon Golinger's book is "Saving San Francisco's Heart." (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Learning the lessons of the June election

So many times during this spring’s election season I found myself at…

 

Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Salesforce Tower on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Salesforce Tower celebrated in grand opening ceremony

City and project officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new…

 

An SEIU union member shows off a sticker at the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Sheehy proposes $16.86 minimum wage for city-contracted employees

San Francisco’s lowest paid workers under contract with The City could see…

 

Board President London Breed attends a Chinese New Year event in Chinatown on Friday Feb. 16. Mayoral candidates are vying for the backing of Chinatown's voters, but community leaders remain divided. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown remains divided on mayoral candidates as Breed gains support

“Pop, pop, pop!” echoes through Chinatown as a man stands in a…

Board President London Breed attends a Chinese New Year event in Chinatown on Friday Feb. 16. Mayoral candidates are vying for the backing of Chinatown's voters, but community leaders remain divided. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
Andy Wong (center, holding the orange ball) leads the new dragon in a parade through Portsmouth Square in Chinatown on February 16, 2018. (Anna Vignet/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

New Golden Era dragon unveiled at Chinatown New Year Ceremony

Hundreds of people who gathered at Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square Friday to usher…

Andy Wong (center, holding the orange ball) leads the new dragon in a parade through Portsmouth Square in Chinatown on February 16, 2018. (Anna Vignet/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco firefighters union is asking mayoral candidates to support fire department veto power over street safety projects. (File art/S.F.Examiner)

Firefighters union asks mayoral candidates for veto power over bike lanes, pedestrian safety projects

Firefighters want their department to wield veto power over Vision Zero street…

The San Francisco firefighters union is asking mayoral candidates to support fire department veto power over street safety projects. (File art/S.F.Examiner)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock development south of AT&T Park. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Giants’ 28-acre waterfront development nears approval

A decade in the making, the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock development…

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock development south of AT&T Park. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pedestrians cross Market Street at Powell Street Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor stalls $15M for Market Street safety project, citing concerns

A San Francisco supervisor is calling into question a seven-year-long planning process…

Pedestrians cross Market Street at Powell Street Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco talks robot tax

Following the recent advice of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Supervisor Jane Kim…

A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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SF pension board told to crack down on CEO excessive pay

San Francisco on Tuesday joined the nationwide “say on pay” effort by…

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Supervisor John Avalos speaks at a Board of Supervisors meeting in City Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner).

Avalos finds $38M in budget to counter mayor’s hit to free CCSF

Mayor Ed Lee announced his rebalanced budget last week, but today Supervisor…

Supervisor John Avalos speaks at a Board of Supervisors meeting in City Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner).
District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener speaks at a Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City Hall bids farewell to Supervisor Wiener

There’s nothing like goodbyes to bring everyone together. Supervisor Scott Wiener is…

District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener speaks at a Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Aaron Peskin is facing a lone challenger, Tim Donnelly, for his District 3 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Peskin faces one challenger in quest for four-year term as supervisor

After defeating Mayor Ed Lee’s appointee to the Board of Supervisors last…

Supervisor Aaron Peskin is facing a lone challenger, Tim Donnelly, for his District 3 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Housing units are under construction in Mission Bay. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s inclusionary housing rates look for ‘sweet spot’

San Francisco needs more affordable housing, but how much should be mandated…

Housing units are under construction in Mission Bay. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Seton Medical Center in Daly City is part of the Daughters of Charity hospitals. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Town hall on state of Seton Medical Center

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Daly City and southwestern San Francisco communities…

Seton Medical Center in Daly City is part of the Daughters of Charity hospitals. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
California Senate candidates Scott Wiener, right, and Jane Kim answer questions during a debate at University of San Francisco, which was moderated by James Taylor, left, a professor and chair of the African American Studies Department at USF, on Monday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Final state Senate campaign push on display

The rollicking, at times humorous and other times downright mean, race for…

California Senate candidates Scott Wiener, right, and Jane Kim answer questions during a debate at University of San Francisco, which was moderated by James Taylor, left, a professor and chair of the African American Studies Department at USF, on Monday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David Martinez sits in his tent while San Francisco police officers respond to a complaint regarding Martinez’s tent encampment at Folsom and 17th streets on Sept. 8. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

November ballot measures incite class hatred in San Francisco

With a stinky pile of initiatives on the San Francisco ballot this…

David Martinez sits in his tent while San Francisco police officers respond to a complaint regarding Martinez’s tent encampment at Folsom and 17th streets on Sept. 8. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition Q would ban tent encampments in The City and authorize city officials to remove them within 24 hours. A competing measure, which sought to increase the amount of time the encampments could last, was nixed at a board committee meeting Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocates ‘sick of sound bytes’ around tent issue

San Francisco’s policy for dealing with homeless residents living in tents is…

Proposition Q would ban tent encampments in The City and authorize city officials to remove them within 24 hours. A competing measure, which sought to increase the amount of time the encampments could last, was nixed at a board committee meeting Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Quentin Kopp. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Retired judge Quentin Kopp appointed to Ethics Commission as supes return from recess

In the first meeting back from a four-week long legislative recess, the…

Quentin Kopp. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors chamber at City Hall in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s new progressive era could come to a halt in November

San Francisco’s political progressive movement may continue to surge — or find…

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors chamber at City Hall in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)