Mayor Ed Lee

Lee unveils measures aimed at affordable housing, transit

Mayor Ed Lee unveiled two separate ballot measures Tuesday evening that would…

Protesters temporarily block Bay Bridge’s eastern span

Protesters marching for Martin Luther King Jr. Day blocked all west bound…

Mario Woods family lawyers call for independent federal investigation into the December police killing

While protesters shouted down Mayor Ed Lee Monday at a celebration commemorating…

Gascon vows to challenge corruption in city law enforcement, politics

The police scandals and political corruption that have mared San Francisco’s image…

Perhaps 2016 will be the year we look back and say we actually learned something about homeless and other issues that nag at The City. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Trying to avoid the same-old, same-old

I’m sitting at the Gaslamp Cafe at 12th and Howard, watching the…

Perhaps 2016 will be the year we look back and say we actually learned something about homeless and other issues that nag at The City. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Police Chief Greg Suhr has had many people calling for his termination after the Dec. 3 fatal police shooting of Mario Woods. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mayor Ed Lee must decide: To fire Chief Suhr, or not

There’s blood on the streets. Calls for police reform grow louder every…

Police Chief Greg Suhr has had many people calling for his termination after the Dec. 3 fatal police shooting of Mario Woods. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Mayor Ed Lee's $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond includes $54 million to build a new animal shelter in The City. (Evan Ducharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Helping animals actually helps people

Gandhi once said you can judge the greatness of a nation by…

Mayor Ed Lee's $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond includes $54 million to build a new animal shelter in The City. (Evan Ducharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco's homeless population shouldn't sit idly by as Mayor Ed Lee tries to hide them from cameras during the upcoming Super Bowl festivities. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

New direction for a new year

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. One year later, and the rent is still…

San Francisco's homeless population shouldn't sit idly by as Mayor Ed Lee tries to hide them from cameras during the upcoming Super Bowl festivities. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors vote down proposal to build a new jail. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF supes unanimously turn down plan to build new jail

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday against building a new…

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors vote down proposal to build a new jail. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Poll shows strong support for June measure to raise affordable housing requirements

San Francisco voters would support a ballot measure as early as next…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF plans to add 1,100 homeless shelter beds during El Niño storms

San Francisco is prepared to add 1,100 temporary shelter beds to provide…

San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis continues to grip SF teachers, even after bond approval

Despite voter approval earlier this month of a bond that will help…

San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Campaigning for mayor proves power of protest

So I ran for mayor of San Francisco. I did the damn…

Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Warriors' proposed arena in Mission Bay is located across the street from UCSF. (Images courtesy Manica Architecture; Images rendered by steelblue)

Final EIR certified for Warriors arena in Mission Bay

The proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay has cleared another hurdle. The…

The Warriors' proposed arena in Mission Bay is located across the street from UCSF. (Images courtesy Manica Architecture; Images rendered by steelblue)
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)
Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Residents alarmed by program encouraging density in residential developments

It’s widely agreed that more than one solution is needed to solve…

Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ 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

Voter fraud accusations reveal web of ethics-challenged electoral allies

The sordid Chinatown ballot-fraud saga came to a close last night at…

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
Image of Equipto's video, via Twitter.

VIDEO: Local rapper tells off Mayor Ed Lee to his face

A local rapper named Equipto tapped into the long-simmering anger over displacement…

Image of Equipto's video, via Twitter.
Progressives plan resurgence with launch of ‘Vision SF’

Progressives plan resurgence with launch of ‘Vision SF’

His book, “Season of the Witch,” chronicled San Francisco’s radicals of past…

Progressives plan resurgence with launch of ‘Vision SF’
Bicyclists negotiate The Wiggle on Haight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday July 28, 2015. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

Mayor rejects ‘Idaho Stop,’ citing danger to pedestrians, cyclists

As soon as the bike yield law got rolling, the mayor stopped…

Bicyclists negotiate The Wiggle on Haight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday July 28, 2015. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)