Mark Leno

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…

 

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…

 

Teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of the offices of the San Francisco Unified School District demanding higher pay to counter the high cost of living in The City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Gov. Brown signs bill allowing SF to build teacher housing

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday will allow the…

 

San Francisco Unified School District teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of 555 Franklin Street the administration offices of the school district demanding higher pay to counter the rising cost of living. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF closer to building teacher housing as state bill clears legislative hurdle

San Francisco could soon move forward with building affordable housing for educators…

San Francisco Unified School District teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of 555 Franklin Street the administration offices of the school district demanding higher pay to counter the rising cost of living. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Jerry Brown’s “by right” trailer bill is intended to streamline the process of building new housing, but some members of the Board of Supervisors and some building trades and environmental groups oppose the bill, arguing it could strip away environmental review and harm low-income renters. (Ryan McNulty/Special to SF Examiner)

Gov. Brown’s housing plan riling up politics in SF and beyond

Time is running out for Gov. Jerry Brown to approve his housing…

Gov. Jerry Brown’s “by right” trailer bill is intended to streamline the process of building new housing, but some members of the Board of Supervisors and some building trades and environmental groups oppose the bill, arguing it could strip away environmental review and harm low-income renters. (Ryan McNulty/Special to SF Examiner)
(Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

State bill allows CCSF to earn back enrollment funding

For the next five years, City College of San Francisco will have…

(Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
On Saturday, March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Deal reached to take California minimum wage to $15 an hour

SACRAMENTO — California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement…

On Saturday, March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Supervisor Jane Kim, left, is expected to officially announce her bid Wednesday morning to challenge Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, for the 11th District seat representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. (Courtesy Photos)

Supervisor Jane Kim to take on Supervisor Scott Wiener in Senate bid

The state Senate race has turned into a contest as Supervisor Jane…

Supervisor Jane Kim, left, is expected to officially announce her bid Wednesday morning to challenge Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, for the 11th District seat representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. (Courtesy Photos)
Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photoResearchers are concerned that California's new kill switch bill may enable rogue cellphone shutdowns. BART fanned controversy in 2011 when it shut down mobile service in its San Francisco stations in hopes of preventing a protest.

New CA kill switch law stirs free speech debate

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, Monday celebrated the potential for wide-reaching…

Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photoResearchers are concerned that California's new kill switch bill may enable rogue cellphone shutdowns. BART fanned controversy in 2011 when it shut down mobile service in its San Francisco stations in hopes of preventing a protest.

Smartphones must include 'kill switch' under bill

California is on the verge of becoming the latest state to require…

Ninety-nine percent of smartphone owners say they want kill switches in their phones

Survey: most smartphone owners support kill switch; industry lobbyists remain opposed

A majority of the public as well as smartphone manufacturers and carriers…

Ninety-nine percent of smartphone owners say they want kill switches in their phones

Leno declines to seek reconsideration of Ellis Act reform bill

The Ellis Act reform bill introduced by Sen. Mark Leno, D-S.F., will…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Sen. Mark Leno

Ellis Act reform bill passes in State Senate

Legislation proposed by State Senator Mark Leno to limit Ellis Act evictions…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Sen. Mark Leno
Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoState Sen. Mark Leno said that Senate Bill 1306

California may remove 'man and woman' state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoState Sen. Mark Leno said that Senate Bill 1306
A story by Consumer Reports said that smartphone theft nearly doubled in 2013 from the previous year.

Consumer Reports says smartphone theft nearly doubled in 2013

Just days after a lobbying group for the wireless industry announced a…

A story by Consumer Reports said that smartphone theft nearly doubled in 2013 from the previous year.
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon

Gascón, Leno say wireless group’s anti-theft commitment falls short

A lobbying group for the wireless industry announced Tuesday what it calls…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon
Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. EXaminer file photoGen Fujioka

SF lawmaker introduces bill targeting Ellis Act loopholes

Legislation expected to be unveiled today by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. EXaminer file photoGen Fujioka

Tom Ammiano introduces Ellis Act legislation in Sacramento

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill Friday that would enable…

Rich Pedronocelli/AP File Photo

SF state legislator proposes California minimum wage hike

California workers earning the minimum wage could see pay increases starting in…

Rich Pedronocelli/AP File Photo
Getty Images file photoState Sen. Mark Leno and S.F. District Attorney George Gascon announced a bill Thursday that would require smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render the phone inoperable if it was lost or stolen.

Bill would require ‘kill switch’ for smartphones

Tired of waiting for the mobile device industry to help stop a…

Getty Images file photoState Sen. Mark Leno and S.F. District Attorney George Gascon announced a bill Thursday that would require smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render the phone inoperable if it was lost or stolen.