Julie Christensen

San Francisco Examiner staffer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez appears in “Company Town,” a documentary by Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow detailing changes in San Francisco due to the influx of the tecn industry. (Courtesy photo)

Examiner’s Joe Fitz takes SF by storm in ‘Company Town’

San Francisco Examiner writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, a native of The City,…

 

All that Ahsha Safai can be judged on is his donors and his actual record of public service, the latter of which seems to consist of nothing.  (Courtesy Ahsha Safai)

Ahsha Safai’s distinguished record of not much

News site 48Hills recently reported something that would appear shifty if it…

 

Community leaders in the Inner Sunset may follow in the footsteps of the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill by improving pedestrian safety and better flow around the entrance to Golden Gate Park on 9th Avenue. (Courtesy photo)

Dogpatch, Potrero Hill lead by example

About a year ago, property owners in the Dogpatch and northwest Potrero…

 

Julie Christensen (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo)

UPDATE: Former Supervisor Christensen secures ethics waiver for new job

Seven months after Julie Christensen lost her political post in November, the…

Julie Christensen (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo)
Sergio Klor de Alva, right, is seen with supervisorial candidate Joel Engardio. Klor de Alva died April 25 in a car accident on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide near Pacifica. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

Dealing with a sudden loss

It’s always hard to deal with death. But when it comes suddenly…

Sergio Klor de Alva, right, is seen with supervisorial candidate Joel Engardio. Klor de Alva died April 25 in a car accident on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide near Pacifica. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)
Mayor Ed Lee has 10 days to sign off on election results before Aaron Peskin can begin his term as District 3 supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/2014S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee to determine when Peskin can begin term

When Aaron Peskin will assume the Board of Supervisors seat he won…

Mayor Ed Lee has 10 days to sign off on election results before Aaron Peskin can begin his term as District 3 supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/2014S.F. Examiner)
Aaron Peskin meets with supporters outside his election party at Club Fugazi after defeating incumbent District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen on Tuesday November 3, 2015. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Peskin on track to return to supes, Prop. F defeated

Aaron Peskin appears to have reclaimed the seat he once held on…

Aaron Peskin meets with supporters outside his election party at Club Fugazi after defeating incumbent District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen on Tuesday November 3, 2015. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Aaron Peskin is surrounded by a group of supporters at the North Star Cafe after he seemingly defeated Julie Christensen Tuesday night to become District 3 Supervisor. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Peskin poised to claim D3 seat

Aaron Peskin appears to have reclaimed the seat he once held on…

Aaron Peskin is surrounded by a group of supporters at the North Star Cafe after he seemingly defeated Julie Christensen Tuesday night to become District 3 Supervisor. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The more people that vote the better. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)

Vote today, and beat back the big money interests

Vote. That’s going to be the first and last thing I tell…

The more people that vote the better. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)
The race for District 3 supervisor, between Aaron Peskin, left, and Julie Christensen could be decided by only a few hundred votes. (courtesy photos)

Outcome of District 3 race may remain uncertain for days

For those waiting to learn the results of the District 3 race,…

The race for District 3 supervisor, between Aaron Peskin, left, and Julie Christensen could be decided by only a few hundred votes. (courtesy photos)
The race for District 3 supervisor is the most expensive district race in city history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Spending surge for Sup. Christensen includes mailer linking her to Republican Party

Spending in support of Board of Supervisors District 3 incumbent Julie Christensen…

The race for District 3 supervisor is the most expensive district race in city history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Allegations of voter fraud in Chinatown are adding fuel to the fire in the race for District 3 Supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown seniors caught in middle of voter fraud claims — again

Most seasons bring unwanted rituals. Christmas begets horrid fruitcakes, Thanksgiving balloons our…

Allegations of voter fraud in Chinatown are adding fuel to the fire in the race for District 3 Supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Community Tenants Association members gather on Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in support of District 3 Supervisor candidate Aaron Peskin. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political future to be decided by handful of voters

The old refrain “voting doesn’t matter” is total malarkey this election, at…

Community Tenants Association members gather on Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in support of District 3 Supervisor candidate Aaron Peskin. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee, flanked by, from left, supervisors London Breed, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, speaks at City Hall on Tuesday about his "blueprint" for creating 30,000 housing units by 2020. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee unveils housing ‘blueprint’ as critics feel voiceless at City Hall

As San Francisco rents continue to rise, Mayor Ed Lee recommitted Tuesday…

Mayor Ed Lee, flanked by, from left, supervisors London Breed, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, speaks at City Hall on Tuesday about his "blueprint" for creating 30,000 housing units by 2020. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Democratic County Central Committee, file photo, August 13, 2015. Tom Hsieh, second from left, is levying accusations of voter fraud this week. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/SF Examiner

Airbnb, District 3 endorsements top Democrat talks

San Francisco’s November election slug-fest was on full display at last night’s…

The Democratic County Central Committee, file photo, August 13, 2015. Tom Hsieh, second from left, is levying accusations of voter fraud this week. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/SF Examiner
Ron Conway/Mike Koozmin 2013/SF Examiner

Tech investor, SF mayoral backer Ron Conway continues to sink big bucks into local elections

Money from the mayor’s most prominent backer — tech investor Ron Conway…

Ron Conway/Mike Koozmin 2013/SF Examiner
The Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the creation of new in-law units, also called accessory dwelling units, in buildings throughout District 8 and District 3.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF OKs new in-law housing units in 2 districts

Thousands of new housing units are expected to come onto the real…

The Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the creation of new in-law units, also called accessory dwelling units, in buildings throughout District 8 and District 3.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Filling in the gaps: New proposals to address longstanding issues in The City’s housing market

San Francisco is moving closer to approving a proposal to squeeze new…

The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Powell and Market cable car moves up Powell from the Market Street turnaround Friday, July 10, 2015. San Francisco cable car operators feel their safety is more compromised now than ever, and part of the reason is traffic congestion. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF cable car safety troubles discussed by District 3 candidates

In the wake of recent injuries to two cable car operators who…

The Powell and Market cable car moves up Powell from the Market Street turnaround Friday, July 10, 2015. San Francisco cable car operators feel their safety is more compromised now than ever, and part of the reason is traffic congestion. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

SF mayor to propose $250 million housing bond for November ballot

Mayor Ed Lee today is set to introduce a $250 million housing…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee