Melissa Griffin

Lawmakers should take clue from Thomas More

Melissa Griffin’s columns about San Francisco’s state legislators seemed entirely based on…

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Charlie the dog’s fate is decided today in a San Francisco court

Today at 9:30 a.m., lawyer John Mounier will stand in front of…

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Getty Images File PhotoGavin Newsom has amassed a warchest to the tune of $926

Please save us from another lieutenant governor term by Gavin Newsom

Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) has opened an account to collect…

Getty Images File PhotoGavin Newsom has amassed a warchest to the tune of $926
Courtesy PhotoNude awakening: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd blasted his colleague’s logic on public nudity and Muni funding.

David Campos’ screwy logic is laid bare by Sean Elsbernd

Last week, Supervisor David Campos voted against limiting nudity and in favor…

Courtesy PhotoNude awakening: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd blasted his colleague’s logic on public nudity and Muni funding.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoA recall for Ross Mirkarimi is uncertain at this time despite several groups considering it.

Ross Mirkarimi recall would make most sense next November

I’m enjoying party season in San Francisco, except for the fact that…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoA recall for Ross Mirkarimi is uncertain at this time despite several groups considering it.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoWedding bells: Amber Weiss

Supreme Court could make holidays merrier for gay couples with the gift of marriage

Same-sex couples in California might get an early Christmas present next week…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoWedding bells: Amber Weiss

Bankruptcy fights will put pressure on Prop. 13 reform

The supermajority of Democrats that is shaping up the state Legislature will…

AP file photoState Sen. Leland Yee

Leland Yee's bill benefit a range of constituents

In this last of a four-part series examining the legislative accomplishments of…

AP file photoState Sen. Leland Yee
Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco's reputation of being outspoken and quirky comes with the price of other cities talking behind out backs.

Even Berkeley shuns San Francisco

For most of America, San Francisco is the kooky place where anything…

Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco's reputation of being outspoken and quirky comes with the price of other cities talking behind out backs.
File photoThe Rick Barry free-throw technique.

Kids are priority for Ammiano in Capitol

In 2009, the Capitol Weekly published a “Legislative Scorecard” ranking all members…

File photoThe Rick Barry free-throw technique.
AP File PhotoScore: State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is looking forward to possible Democratic supermajorities in the Assembly and state Senate.

Is Proposition 13 on state Democrats’ hit list?

To borrow a phrase from Whoopi Goldberg’s character in the movie “Ghost”:…

AP File PhotoScore: State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is looking forward to possible Democratic supermajorities in the Assembly and state Senate.
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Nudists, Nazis and Normalization at a City Hall special meeting

At an aptly titled “special meeting” of the City Operations and Neighborhood…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDistrict 5’s alive: London Breed who won Supervisor Christina Olague’s seat

Will the fun return to San Francisco politics?

When I first began writing about local politics, the Board of Supervisors…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDistrict 5’s alive: London Breed who won Supervisor Christina Olague’s seat

F.X. Crowley’s son offers his view on dad

I am an aspiring journalist at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School…

Election Day has ballot bonanza

On Election Day, there will be more than just a presidential race…

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Fiona Ma pays attention to details

Welcome to the second installment of a four-part series examining the laws…

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S.F. Examiner File PhotoLawsuit: In 2008

Ex-associate isn’t in FX Crowley’s XX-chromosome fanclub

FX Crowley, a candidate for supervisor in District 7, has mailed out…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoLawsuit: In 2008
Courtesy PhotoWrong landmark: The promotional materials for a proposed 2016 Super Bowl in the Bay Area make scant mention of Santa Clara

Super Bowl bid has no Santa Clara love

On Oct. 16, we learned that our fair city is a finalist…

Courtesy PhotoWrong landmark: The promotional materials for a proposed 2016 Super Bowl in the Bay Area make scant mention of Santa Clara
S.F. Examiner File PhotoSupervisor Christina Olague's vote to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has brought support from other local politicians.

Support for Sheriff Mirkarimi gives Supervisor Christina Olague a boost

It is amazing what a single vote can do. Once not even…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoSupervisor Christina Olague's vote to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has brought support from other local politicians.
Leno finally succeeded on local vehicle license fees.

Consumer protections, privacy and government revenue top Leno’s laws

With all the excitement surrounding the impending election, let us not forget…

Leno finally succeeded on local vehicle license fees.