Mayor Ed Lee

No pleas entered in political corruption case; gag order still up in the air

No pleas were entered Monday morning in a corruption case against three…

The Planning Department has proposed tearing down a one-mile stretch of Interstate 280, near Mariposa Street, to make way for a boulevard that would link Mission Bay and its surrounding neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Demolition of one-mile stretch of I-280 part of proposal to link Mission Bay with surrounding area

Mission Bay is San Francisco’s neighborhood of the future. That’s Mayor Ed…

The Planning Department has proposed tearing down a one-mile stretch of Interstate 280, near Mariposa Street, to make way for a boulevard that would link Mission Bay and its surrounding neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Out of sight, out of mind

The measure of a city’s heart can be taken in how well,…

A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones, 39, lives out of his tent on 13th Street with a large group of homeless who gathered at this location to get out from under the rains. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless residents’ tent city in SoMa ordered to vacate

Homeless residents will have to pack up their tents and move out…

Ashante Jones, 39, lives out of his tent on 13th Street with a large group of homeless who gathered at this location to get out from under the rains. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

New SFPD bureau to focus on community-oriented policing

A new San Francisco police bureau has been created to focus on…

Demonstrators block a Facebook and Yahoo bus at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets bringing awareness to wealth inequality in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: S.F.’s tech shuttle deal yields progress

San Francisco must promote efficient and robust public transportation options. In today’s…

Demonstrators block a Facebook and Yahoo bus at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets bringing awareness to wealth inequality in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Muni revealed on Tuesday details about its proposed $1 billion budget, including fare hikes and expansion of service. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni fare hikes, service increases touted in 2017 budget

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is now floating ideas for its…

Muni revealed on Tuesday details about its proposed $1 billion budget, including fare hikes and expansion of service. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Minister Christopher Mohamad speaks to the San Francisco Board

Rise up, San Francisco: This is your Citizen Advocacy Guide

There’s a current running through San Francisco. Dissatisfaction is boiling. You can…

Minister Christopher Mohamad speaks to the San Francisco Board

Charges should be dropped against SF political operatives, say lawyers

Lawyers for three San Francisco political operatives charged with bribery say the…

Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Brian Stretch, left, speaks next to  Mayor Ed Lee, center, and Police Chief of Police Greg Suhr during a news conference  announcing the launch of a federal review of the San Francisco Police Department. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

EDITORIAL: ‘Firing squad’ in focus

The Super Bowl is long gone, but the marks it left are…

Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Brian Stretch, left, speaks next to  Mayor Ed Lee, center, and Police Chief of Police Greg Suhr during a news conference  announcing the launch of a federal review of the San Francisco Police Department. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Mario Woods autopsy shows meth and antidepressants in system, suffered more than 20 bullet wounds

Mario Woods had methamphetamine and antidepressants in his system, and suffered 20…

Priscilla Smith serves chai to customers at The Chai Cart located on Market Street. A different cart owned by the business was cleared out to make room for Super Bowl City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City may pay back businesses sacked by Super Bowl

Those watered down, $8 Miller cans are crushed. The militaristic, rifle-toting police…

Priscilla Smith serves chai to customers at The Chai Cart located on Market Street. A different cart owned by the business was cleared out to make room for Super Bowl City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
If you're visiting San Francisco for Super Bowl 50, there's a few things you should know about the city you've been staying in. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

A welcome letter to Super Bowl visitors in San Francisco

Dear Super Bowl visitors, If you are visiting San Francisco for the…

If you're visiting San Francisco for Super Bowl 50, there's a few things you should know about the city you've been staying in. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters demand SF address homelessness amid Super Bowl hype

Protesters stood in sharp contrast to the festivities taking place at Super…

“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Federal review of SFPD won’t look at specifics of Woods case

While the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday it will review…

Mayor Ed Lee requests federal investigation into Mario Woods killing

Mayor Ed Lee has called for a federal investigation into the death…

Protesters have indicated that they will protest Super Bowl City and other Super Bowl related festivities until the mayor fires the police chief in connection with the fatal shooting of Mario Woods by police in December. (Connor Hunt/Special to SF Examiner)

Woods protesters aim to disrupt Super Bowl

Mayor Ed Lee’s public headaches are about to enter the national spotlight.…

Protesters have indicated that they will protest Super Bowl City and other Super Bowl related festivities until the mayor fires the police chief in connection with the fatal shooting of Mario Woods by police in December. (Connor Hunt/Special to SF Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson on Friday. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Officials at City Hall note lack of surprise after corruption charges

There’s little sense of surprise around City Hall in the wake of…

District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson on Friday. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former SF political operatives charged with felony bribery, money laundering

A retired city employee and a former city commissioner who are at…

District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee inauguration Friday, January 8, 2016 (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Lee’s second term feels like Amateur Hour

Do you know about “Amateur Night at the Apollo”? It’s a legendary…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee inauguration Friday, January 8, 2016 (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)