Politics

State Sen. Scott Wiener, a former deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, was named as a candidate for Attorney General by the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus on Tuesday. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Senator Scott Wiener’s name floated for state Attorney General

East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta also has strong backing

State Sen. Scott Wiener, a former deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, was named as a candidate for Attorney General by the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus on Tuesday. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People cast their vote in the Georgia run-off election at Dunbar Neighborhood Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/TNS)

Jon Ossoff wins Georgia runoff race, Democrats take Senate control

Jenny Jarvie and Janet Hook Los Angeles Times Jon Ossoff was declared…

People cast their vote in the Georgia run-off election at Dunbar Neighborhood Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/TNS)
Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, was approved for a seat on San Francisco’s transit board on Tuesday, along with Fiona Hinze. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes approve two SFMTA directors despite pushback about lack of Latino representation

Fiona Hinze and Manny Yekutiel will complete the seven-person board

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, was approved for a seat on San Francisco’s transit board on Tuesday, along with Fiona Hinze. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
TORRANCE, CA - APRIL 27: Vons shopper Marcena Mitchell finishes her shopping in the morning at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance. Doors to the store opened at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus and at 7 a.m. for regular customers. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the shelves with product, sanitize the location for staff and shoppers, and picker/shoppers begin to collect items for .com home delivery shoppers. Vendors arriving throughout the morning must read a checklist of warnings, sign in and they must wear face covering. Vons on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Torrance, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In wake of Prop. 22, Albertsons is converting its home delivery to gig work

Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times Those who warned that California’s anti-labor Proposition…

TORRANCE, CA - APRIL 27: Vons shopper Marcena Mitchell finishes her shopping in the morning at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance. Doors to the store opened at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus and at 7 a.m. for regular customers. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the shelves with product, sanitize the location for staff and shoppers, and picker/shoppers begin to collect items for .com home delivery shoppers. Vendors arriving throughout the morning must read a checklist of warnings, sign in and they must wear face covering. Vons on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Torrance, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Voters stand in line before the doors open at Cobb County Community Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Polls have opened across Georgia in the two runoff elections, pitting incumbents Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  (Megan Varner/Getty Images/TNS)

Georgia polls open for Senate runoffs — and the wait for results begins

Jenny Jarvie Los Angeles Times Voters began trickling into polling stations across…

Voters stand in line before the doors open at Cobb County Community Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Polls have opened across Georgia in the two runoff elections, pitting incumbents Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  (Megan Varner/Getty Images/TNS)
The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Youth board to advise SFMTA on transit issues

Teenage transit enthusiasts in San Francisco will soon have the opportunity to…

The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. (Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

COVID-19 fatalities in US top 350,000. Refuting Trump, Fauci says deaths are ‘not fake’

Laura King Los Angeles Times As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed…

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. (Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger makes remarks during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

‘Find’ winning votes for him, Trump demands in taped call with Georgia official

Laura King Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump demanded that Georgia’s top…

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger makes remarks during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Joe Biden will inevitably be blamed for many things that happened under President Donald Trump once he is sworn in as president. <ins>(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)</ins>

A look ahead to the Biden Administration’s first 100 days

Stand by for hypocrisy on a previously unimagined level — and plenty of craziness besides

Joe Biden will inevitably be blamed for many things that happened under President Donald Trump once he is sworn in as president. <ins>(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)</ins>
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to open up the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

McConnell rules out passing House bill on $2,000 relief payments

Erik Wasson Bloomberg News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday closed…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to open up the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
In 2019, 25 future events at Moscone Center were canceled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Moscone Convention Center faces uncertain future, Grand Jury says

Street conditions, safety concerns and steep costs make San Francisco less attractive for events

In 2019, 25 future events at Moscone Center were canceled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump signs coronavirus relief bill and federal budget

US President Donald Trump signed into law the 900- billion-dollar coronavirus relief…

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Getty Images/TNS)

Emergency unemployment benefits expiring while president delays signing COVID-19 stimulus package

Dave Goldiner New York Daily News President Donald Trump spent the morning…

President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Getty Images/TNS)
The Georgia runoff elections could determine the balance of power in the United States Senate. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Record cash pours into Georgia Senate races, with a large chunk from California

All four candidates have raised much of their money out of state, with California the largest source

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The Georgia runoff elections could determine the balance of power in the United States Senate. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

GOP blocks Democrats’ bid for $2,000 payments Trump demanded

Billy House Bloomberg News House Republicans blocked Democrats’ attempt to meet President…

(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Alice Stebbins, former executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission, outside her former workplace. (Andri Tambunan, special to ProPublica)

CPUC head Alice Stebbins reported $200 million missing. Then she was fired.

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation Earlier this year, the governing…

Alice Stebbins, former executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission, outside her former workplace. (Andri Tambunan, special to ProPublica)
(Chris Kleponis/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump vetoes defense bill, and Congress is set to override him for first time

David S. Cloud and Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump…

(Chris Kleponis/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
Assembly member Shirley Weber was named Secretary of State Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Gavin Newsom names chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus as next secretary of state

Lara Korte and Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Hours after appointing a…

Assembly member Shirley Weber was named Secretary of State Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
(Tasos Katopodis/Pool/Sipa USA/TNS)

Democrats pounce on Trump’s call for $2K checks as COVID stimulus bill hangs in balance

Dave Goldiner New York Daily News AOC says Donald Trump is right…

(Tasos Katopodis/Pool/Sipa USA/TNS)
California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. Gov. Gavin Newsom named Padilla as a U.S. senator on Tuesday to replace Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Alex Padilla becomes California’s first Latino US senator, replacing Kamala Harris

Phil Willon and Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times Alex Padilla, a Los…

California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. Gov. Gavin Newsom named Padilla as a U.S. senator on Tuesday to replace Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)