Politics

SF secures hotel rooms for up to 51 homeless inmates released during pandemic

Mayor London Breed announced a plan Thursday to lease hotel rooms for…

SF’s top cop banned ‘Thin Blue Line’ masks. Now the police union is selling them

Critic says masks do not assuage fears of white supremacy in law enforcement

Breed unveils plan to address poor Tenderloin street conditions exacerbated by pandemic

City counts 268 tents in the neighborhood, a 285 percent increase since January

Supervisors order speedy closure of unsafe Hall of Justice jail

Legislation from Supervisor Fewer will shutter aging facility by November

Fewer pushes Rec and Park to identify park sites for homeless camps

Legislation requires agency to submit report on options by May 18

Face mask controversy fuels calls for Police Commission to resume meeting

Powerful police oversight body enters third month without session

UC Hastings, merchants sue city over ‘squalid sidewalk conditions’ in Tenderloin

Lawsuit alleges officials treating neighborhood as defacto ‘containment zone’ for homelessness, crime

Preston proposes measure to double tax on higher-end property sales to benefit renters

Proposal could generate more than $100M a year for back rent, affordable housing

Candidates switch gears during a coronavirus campaign season

‘Skills you have to organize a political campaign, it turns out, are really transferable to handing out hand sanitizer’

SF prepares to close dilapidated Hall of Justice jail by November

With the inmate population shrinking to historic lows amid the coronavirus pandemic,…

Walton calls on sheriff to roll out video chatting for children with incarcerated parents

For children with parents behind bars in San Francisco, the coronavirus crisis…

Supes denounce Mayor Breed for failing to meet deadline to secure hotel rooms

Preston: ‘It’s not too late for her to change course’

So long, farewell: On Guard column ends

Farewell, dear readers. This ink-stained wretch is hanging up his hat: This…

More than 60K have filed for unemployment in SF

Unemployment claims in San Francisco have soared past 60,000 this year and…

Newsom says California shutdown must continue, but surge in testing will help

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced an expansion of coronavirus testing capability…

Haney calls for help for Tenderloin

Neighborhood groups call for street closures, increased testing, more rooms for homeless

Labor protections strengthened for delivery app workers

Peskin proposes 10 percent commission cap for companies like Uber Eats, Grubhub

Trump orders suspension of immigration green cards amid coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump, citing the threat of contagion, on Tuesday ordered a…

Shelter workers call for increased testing, hazard pay

City currently testing only those showing symptoms of the coronavirus

Supes vote to acquire more hotel rooms to shelter homeless

Outbreak at major shelter gives urgency to efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19