Mayor Ed Lee

Former SF officials plead not guilty in corruption case

Former SF officials plead not guilty in corruption case

Three former San Francisco public officials accused of taking bribes in a…

Former SF officials plead not guilty in corruption case
A volunteer loads up a car with water during a disaster emergency drill at the Presidio Parade Grounds in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, October 3, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF kicks off annual Fleet Week celebration

San Francisco kicked off its Fleet Week celebrations Monday with disaster preparedness…

A volunteer loads up a car with water during a disaster emergency drill at the Presidio Parade Grounds in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, October 3, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kawa, right, chief of staf for Mayor Ed Lee, was cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Commission on Monday night for deleting his calendars. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kawa, right, chief of staf for Mayor Ed Lee, was cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Commission on Monday night for deleting his calendars. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oyundari Chultemdagva, a resident of the housing complex at 280 Beale St., attends a groundbreaking ceremony at the Transbay Block 7 site on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor, city leaders welcome residents home at new affordable housing project

San Francisco resident Oyundari Chultemdagva was pregnant with her son when she…

Oyundari Chultemdagva, a resident of the housing complex at 280 Beale St., attends a groundbreaking ceremony at the Transbay Block 7 site on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Rose Pak, center, stands with, from left, Willie Brown, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Aaron Peskin at SFO after returning from China on May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Rose Pak, center, stands with, from left, Willie Brown, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Aaron Peskin at SFO after returning from China on May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee, left, and former Mayor Willie Brown join friends, family and colleagues of Chinatown community leader Rose Pak to speak about what she meant to San Francisco during a press conference held at the Chinese Community Development Center in San Francisco's Chinatown District on Monday, following Pak’s death. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Services scheduled for Rose Pak, late SF community leader

Services for Rose Pak, one of San Francisco’s most well-known and consequential…

Mayor Ed Lee, left, and former Mayor Willie Brown join friends, family and colleagues of Chinatown community leader Rose Pak to speak about what she meant to San Francisco during a press conference held at the Chinese Community Development Center in San Francisco's Chinatown District on Monday, following Pak’s death. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
The main entrance of the San Francisco Police Officers Association office in San Francisco August 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Ad backing acting SFPD chief attacked as interfering with search process

A radio advertisement paid for by the San Francisco Police Officers Association…

The main entrance of the San Francisco Police Officers Association office in San Francisco August 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
An art installation by Shimon Attie, “Spiral of Gratitude,” honors fallen San Francisco police officers inside the Public Safety Building. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Chief search turns SFPD inside out

With just over a week until the Aug. 31 deadline closes for…

An art installation by Shimon Attie, “Spiral of Gratitude,” honors fallen San Francisco police officers inside the Public Safety Building. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 S.F. Examiner)
An auto import/export business is slated to open at Pier 80, which has previously hosted the Oracle America's Cup team and a temporary homeless shelter. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Auto import/export facility launches operations at Pier 80

City and port officials on Monday celebrated the opening of a new…

An auto import/export business is slated to open at Pier 80, which has previously hosted the Oracle America's Cup team and a temporary homeless shelter. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Two vacancies on the San Francisco Planning Commission could temporarily empower remaining commissioners to delay or kill project approvals. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission power vacuum may endanger housing projects

Welcome, folks, to the newly hobbled San Francisco Planning Commission. Housing proposals…

Two vacancies on the San Francisco Planning Commission could temporarily empower remaining commissioners to delay or kill project approvals. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Coalition to Stop the Wasteful Recall of Mayor Lee could be used to raise funds and promote the mayor’s allies. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Anti-recall Mayor Ed Lee effort faces funny money allegations

The rag-tag team rallying to recall Mayor Ed Lee is facing the…

The Coalition to Stop the Wasteful Recall of Mayor Lee could be used to raise funds and promote the mayor’s allies. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor’s veto could improve housing

There’s a high-stakes chess game playing out in the state Capitol that…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Bayview Opera House reopens after $5.7M renovation

San Francisco officials will celebrate the reopening of the Bayview Opera House…

Democratic County Central Committee Chair Mary Jung, center, gathers with supporters on June 7 as they wait for votes to be counted for the primary election. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner

Mary Jung’s tenure as DCCC head nears end

Winter is coming for one San Francisco Democratic Party political player. Much…

Democratic County Central Committee Chair Mary Jung, center, gathers with supporters on June 7 as they wait for votes to be counted for the primary election. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner
An effort to recall Mayor Ed Lee is underway, but Lee has plenty of backing in his corner. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rose Pak and Chinatown interests organize against Mayor Lee recall

Radical political opposition is ramping up its effort to recall Mayor Ed…

An effort to recall Mayor Ed Lee is underway, but Lee has plenty of backing in his corner. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee: ‘We need to come together’ following Dallas ambush

Mayor Ed Lee joined a chorus of voices Friday morning calling for…

Mayor Ed Lee. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco's minimum wage rose to $13/hour, effective July 1. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s minimum wage increases to $13/hour

Starting Friday, the minimum wage in San Francisco is increasing from $12.25…

San Francisco's minimum wage rose to $13/hour, effective July 1. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Mayor Ed Lee stands outside the Civic Center Hotel during the opening of The City's second Navigation Center at 12th and Market streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF opens second Navigation Center for homeless residents

San Francisco celebrated the opening of its second Navigation Center on Tuesday,…

Mayor Ed Lee stands outside the Civic Center Hotel during the opening of The City's second Navigation Center at 12th and Market streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Voters may be asked to tax SF tech companies

San Francisco five years ago lured technology companies like Twitter to the…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)