John Avalos

Supervisor Mark Farrell

SF supervisors debate road repaving cut to invest millions in other services

After cutting about $10 million from Mayor Ed Lee’s $8.6 billion budget…

Supervisor Mark Farrell
Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photoMembers of the Board of Supervisors rejected an SFPUC budget proposal last month after the commission voted against maximum rates for CleanPowerSF

Following political scuffle, funding restored to CleanPowerSF effort

Last month's surprise move to cut funding from San Francisco's proposed clean…

Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photoMembers of the Board of Supervisors rejected an SFPUC budget proposal last month after the commission voted against maximum rates for CleanPowerSF
Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA tribute marked the spot near where Sophia Liu was fatally hit.

Vision Zero: Working together to save lives on the road

Twenty-five people died last year while walking or biking in San Francisco.…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA tribute marked the spot near where Sophia Liu was fatally hit.
Supervisor John Avalos introduced legislation that is now being challenged by property owner groups.

Property owner groups file lawsuits over new SF housing laws

San Francisco property owner groups want to take The City to court…

Supervisor John Avalos introduced legislation that is now being challenged by property owner groups.

Ballot proposal would address service disparities for Muni

San Francisco’s planned investment boost for its troubled public transportation system has…

eVAN DuCharme/Special to The S.F. eXAMINERNet Stop Cafe is one of several spots in the Excelsior district that provides computers that customers can use to play “sweepstakes games” for prizes.
eVAN DuCharme/Special to The S.F. eXAMINERNet Stop Cafe is one of several spots in the Excelsior district that provides computers that customers can use to play “sweepstakes games” for prizes.
Jay Huish is the executive director of San Francisco's retirement system.

SF board decides not to divest pension money from fossil fuel companies

San Francisco’s public pension fund will not divest more than $530 million…

Jay Huish is the executive director of San Francisco's retirement system.
Jay Huish is the executive director of San Francisco's retirement system.

San Francisco retirement fund board could vote to divest from fossil fuel companies

San Francisco’s public pension fund may become the first in the nation…

Jay Huish is the executive director of San Francisco's retirement system.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

San Francisco immigration hold legislation tweaked after support wanes

In response to opposition from San Francisco's mayor and police chief, the…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

Domestic violence activists support Avalos' immigration ordinance

When a survivor of domestic violence faces the clenched fist of an…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

Avalos seeks review of 2005 San Francisco medical marijuana controls

Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon open in more than just a few…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

S.F. officials want city to stop detaining people on federal immigration holds

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to prohibit local law enforcement from holding…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Diversity matters, until it doesn’t anymore

The appointment of a new San Francisco ethics commissioner at Tuesday's Board…

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA mother sits beside her two children as she panhandles for money in the Financial District.

S.F. boom leaving many behind

Amid a rebounding San Francisco economy, attention is being brought to the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA mother sits beside her two children as she panhandles for money in the Financial District.
Jeff Chiu/2011 AP file photoDistrict Attorney George Gascón’s bare office sparked a political kerfuffle when he solicited donations of furniture to the tune of $26

If only S.F. supervisors usually listened to the city attorney

In Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors debate over the personal use of furniture,…

Jeff Chiu/2011 AP file photoDistrict Attorney George Gascón’s bare office sparked a political kerfuffle when he solicited donations of furniture to the tune of $26
Courtesy Photo$26K in donated office furniture stirs up transparency questions.

Board approves gift to Gascón

A $26,000 gift of office furnishings received by District Attorney George Gascón…

Courtesy Photo$26K in donated office furniture stirs up transparency questions.

San Francisco should revisit zoning rules governing medical marijuana

The conversation surrounding medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco has wound its…

S.F. Examiner file photo

Wit and wisdom of the S.F. pro-life movement

I’m definitely in favor of abortion rights, but I understand that abortion…

S.F. Examiner file photo
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

San Francisco likely has tens of thousands of people living under the stairs

Tens of thousands of San Franciscans are living in under-the-radar apartments that…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
Supervisor David Campos and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu

Jet-setting supervisors seek new ideas around the globe

Trips to the Middle East — and Midwest — gave The City’s…

Supervisor David Campos and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu