Melissa Griffin

Another Supreme Court case with California implications

California was prominently featured in the U.S. Supreme Court's recently ended because…

 

Why BART workers can't be replaced during strike

At office water coolers across the Bay Area, the conversations lately have…

 

Race for state controller could use some pizzazz

I attended a fundraiser Tuesday night organized by my friend Marianne Thompson…

 

Diversity matters, until it doesn’t anymore

The appointment of a new San Francisco ethics commissioner at Tuesday's Board…

Muni’s contribution to San Francisco’s mental health

Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine ranks the nation’s 50…

State needs voter registration fix

Last year, the Sacramento County registrar of voters rejected thousands of voter…

Avalos has very flexible hate-speech standards

On Aug. 24, 2011, I moderated a debate among mayoral hopefuls at…

Our citizens gripe about craziest stuff

I spend a fair amount of time digging through reports to find…

What Barack Obama could learn from Jerry Brown

Recently President Barack Obama admitted that he thinks of “going ‘Bulworth’” from…

Government accountability can be hard

When the news broke last week that the Internal Revenue Service had…

If only S.F. supervisors usually listened to the city attorney

In Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors debate over the personal use of furniture,…

Teachers’ suit could rock unions

According to California Watch, an affiliate of the Center for Investigative Reporting,…

Children who misbehave, indeed

Dear Supervisor John Avalos, I watched your performance at the May 2…

Wit and wisdom of the S.F. pro-life movement

I’m definitely in favor of abortion rights, but I understand that abortion…

California Assembly passes non-citizen juror bill amid controversy

Each year, 164,000 Californians serve on a jury out of 10 million…

More money has supervisors doing less

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, board President David Chiu…

Politicians report their wacky donations

April 15 wasn’t just Tax Day, it was the deadline for public…

San Francisco giveth, taketh away from oil company

Recently, after years in office, members of the Board of Supervisors have…

Gun lobby wins round, but may lose war

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to regulate assault weapons was considered Wednesday in…

City policymakers casting big shadow across state

This week, Gov. Jerry Brown practically declared defeat in his effort to…