Politics

A dinner at three Michelin Stars restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley has highlighted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relationship with a well-known lobbyist. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

The lobbyist who led Gavin Newsom to the French Laundry has a history of controversy

Lara Korte and Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee When photos circulated earlier…

 

San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Landlords blast proposal to require annual report on rentals as invasion of privacy

Housing inventory could give city better data on housing vacancies, affordability

 

Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)

‘Magic mushrooms’ moving into the mainstream

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics could follow several different paths

 

A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Cannabis group slams Yee’s proposed apartment smoking ban as ‘classist’

Legislation would impose fines of $1,000 a day on repeat violators

A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
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Letter: Setting the record straight on the renegotiated police union contract

This letter was initially sent to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday…

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Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)

Pandemic response shows hunger is a problem that can be solved

Policymakers must commit to giving all Californians access to food regardless of race or origins

Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)
James Coleman (Courtesy Morgan McCarthy)

Young progressive set to shake up South City

The 21-year-old is the newest Councilmember for District 4

James Coleman (Courtesy Morgan McCarthy)
Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters urge Zuckerberg to take action on election misinformation

Activists protested outside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s home in San Francisco Saturday…

Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom at Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom announces curfew affecting 41 counties in effort to curb COVID-19 cases

Month-long overnight restriction goes into effect Saturday

Gov. Gavin Newsom at Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program

City has said it plans to begin moving homeless out of leased rooms by end of December

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

Damaging legacy of ‘racism, sexism, discrimination’ at SFMTA persists

A racial equity plan draft presented Tuesday seeks to right some of the wrongs against employees of color

People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
A Recology truck is shown during a press conference across from San Francisco City Hall unveiling changes to the city's recyling program on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal: Former Recology executive charged with bribery in scheme to benefit trash hauling company

Giusti accused of directing $1M in bribes to former Public Works head over several years

A Recology truck is shown during a press conference across from San Francisco City Hall unveiling changes to the city's recyling program on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Newsom, legislators face angry backlash over French Laundry party, Hawaii trip during COVID-19 surge

John Myers Los Angeles Times No politician escapes the heightened scrutiny that…

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Protesters marched from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects the police union contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF supes vote to approve police contract without reform concessions

Deal would delay raises for officers in exchange for pay hikes later on

Protesters marched from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects the police union contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Gov. Newsom apologizes for attending birthday dinner in Napa county

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom publicly apologized…

The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)
About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters call out proposed contract deal with police union

A group of around 50 protesters rallied near the headquarters of the…

About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Biden administration will bring new focus on housing — and possibly new funding as well

Tackling housing affordability may return as a national priority next year, with…

President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

‘Severe’ understaffing at DA’s office could harm cases

Boudin seeks approval from Breed to fill positions

District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he should have skipped outdoor dinner with other households as COVID-19 cases soar

Taryn Luna, John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors, service providers blast plan to remove 2,300 homeless people from shelter-in-place hotels

Several San Francisco supervisors and homeless service providers on Tuesday blasted a…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)