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Ball appears to be in wrong court for SF mayor pick

Leave it to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors — the clock…

Wealthy candidates finding that money isn’t all it takes

Money may be the mother’s milk of all political campaigns, but it…

Garcia: Superior Court race should focus on the best jurist

Justice may not be blind, but it should not be affiliated with…

Propositions key to deciding who can vote, when

San Francisco residents will have several chances on this year’s ballot to…

A tale of one city, but two strikingly different teams

With the Giants set to embark today on their latest run in…

Garcia: Pols keep going back to the well of bad ideas

About the only similarities between San Francisco and Sacramento most days is…

Ken Garcia: Legalization measure blows a lot of smoke at voters

After waiting decades for the political pendulum to swing in favor of…

Garcia: New fare system, but same old Muni

The first time I tried to pass through Muni’s new technology-updated Clipper…

The Beats birthed social revolution in SF and beyond

When “Howl” was published in 1956, San Francisco was still caught up…

Ken Garcia: Unions, others skew truth in Hornblower labor battle

As anyone can tell by the seemingly never-ending activities of striking union…

Last budget-balancing act?

It appears that the best part about being the outgoing (hopefully) mayor…

Admirable city attorney must quit before run at mayor

Let the record show that Dennis Herrera has been a fine city…

Garcia: Board games could backfire

It will surprise no one that the attempts by the Board of…

Garcia: Armory thriving despite worries over adult website

In San Francisco’s highly contentious neighborhood politics, development projects are often treated…

Ken Garcia: Confusion on ballot again

San Francisco has so many “poison pills’’ on the local ballot this…

West Portal eager to return to normal after project

There may never be a good time to take on a major…

Right time to give us a break

Filmmaker Woody Allen once famously said the only cultural advantage of living…

Ken Garcia: Will mid-Market clamoring lead to any real changes?

When Mayor Gavin Newsom arrived at the official opening of an art…

Ken Garcia: Saying one thing, doing another

Apparently it’s a lot easier defending criminals than it is to defend…

Garcia: Cop records come into play

San Francisco police Chief George Gascón is expected to announce today that…