Mayor Ed Lee

Mayor Ed Lee was booed at the Trans March on Friday in Dolores Park. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Mayor Ed Lee was booed at the Trans March on Friday in Dolores Park. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Police investigate the scene where a bicyclist was fatally struck by a driver in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Bike advocates reeling from cyclist deaths in SF

Bicyclist advocates Thursday were reeling from the loss of two cyclists killed…

Police investigate the scene where a bicyclist was fatally struck by a driver in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)
A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets Thursday, May 5, 2016.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF loses $50M ‘Smart City’ grant for transit innovation

San Francisco lost a “Smart City” challenge for a $50 million federal…

A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets Thursday, May 5, 2016.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Budget proposal holds SFPD funding hostage until reforms happen

Reform or don’t get paid. That’s the message Supervisor John Avalos is…

An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The DCCC moderate camp has pulled a measure from consideration that would

Losing SF Democrats’ desperate power play flops

Well, gee, that was quick. Just a scant three days after a…

The DCCC moderate camp has pulled a measure from consideration that would

Mayor Lee expresses sorrow for ‘evil act of terror’ against LGBT victims

Mayor Ed Lee on Sunday morning offered condolences and expressed his sorrow…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

New five-year plan looks to ‘reduce’ homelessness in SF

San Francisco’s 10-year plan to “abolish” homelessness sunset in 2014, but a…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee presents his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year to department chairs, city employees and members of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Proposed SF budget focuses on homelessness, police

San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force…

Mayor Ed Lee presents his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year to department chairs, city employees and members of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor Ed Lee announces $9.6B budget focusing on safety, cleanliness and homeless

San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Angel investor Ron Conway, left, and Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, talk before an announcement in San Francisco on April 19. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Ron Conway, Big Tech drop thousands into sleepy SF election

It’s raining Bitcoin on San Francisco Democrats. Well, not literally, but with…

Angel investor Ron Conway, left, and Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, talk before an announcement in San Francisco on April 19. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Mayor Ed Lee. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police union slams mayor for remarks against officer in Bayview shooting

The often bellicose San Francisco police union has now aimed its rhetorical…

Mayor Ed Lee. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
When people think they are entitled to “first dibs” on our public space, think about how much easier it is to swallow the thought of evicting people out of private space. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Dolores Park fiasco a microcosm of San Francisco

Is it me, or does it feel like we’re being punked? It’s…

When people think they are entitled to “first dibs” on our public space, think about how much easier it is to swallow the thought of evicting people out of private space. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
From left, Mayor Ed Lee, Rose Pak, Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Supervisor Aaron Peskin pose for a photo at San Francisco International Airport after welcoming Pak back into the country after a trip to China. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Rose Pak is back; Feinstein swipes at Airbnb (again)

Rose Pak is back and, boy, does she know how to make…

From left, Mayor Ed Lee, Rose Pak, Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Supervisor Aaron Peskin pose for a photo at San Francisco International Airport after welcoming Pak back into the country after a trip to China. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD Chief Greg Suhr briefs the media near the scene where a 27-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in the Bayview District of San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 19, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Police Chief Greg Suhr resigns after latest fatal police shooting

Hours after the latest fatal police shooting in San Francisco, Mayor Ed…

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr briefs the media near the scene where a 27-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in the Bayview District of San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 19, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Pro-development group SF BARF claimed an electoral victory over the group of hunger strikers called the “Frisco 5,” suggesting they didn’t encourage their supporters to vote. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Pro-development BARF declares victory over ‘Frisco 5’

Talk about the hot seat … Police Chief Greg Suhr is practically…

Pro-development group SF BARF claimed an electoral victory over the group of hunger strikers called the “Frisco 5,” suggesting they didn’t encourage their supporters to vote. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A video of meteorologist Liberte Chan wearing a sweater over a formal dress during her Saturday forecast went viral. (YouTube)

Scoop: L.A. news team has last word on ‘Sweatergate’

The news team at Los Angeles station KTLA cleared the air Monday…

A video of meteorologist Liberte Chan wearing a sweater over a formal dress during her Saturday forecast went viral. (YouTube)
Mayor Ed Lee should be commended for extending San Francisco’s commitment to protecting refugees fleeing violence and persecution. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco steps up for refugees fleeing violence

"Why bother going to school? You are a worthless Indian!” These are…

Mayor Ed Lee should be commended for extending San Francisco’s commitment to protecting refugees fleeing violence and persecution. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators hold signs while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their 17 day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Four supervisors voice support to search for new police chief

Four San Francisco supervisors have echoed calls of protesters for The City…

Demonstrators hold signs while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their 17 day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Police Chief Greg Suhr (left) and Mayor Ed Lee (right.) (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor continues to back police chief, announces greater investment in police reform including Tasers

Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday increased funding to the Police Department, which…

Police Chief Greg Suhr (left) and Mayor Ed Lee (right.) (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Demonstrators chant while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their seventeen day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Protesters gather in front of City Hall following end of hunger strike

Protesters rallied outside two entrances at San Francisco City Hall Monday morning…

Demonstrators chant while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their seventeen day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)