Politics

Mayor sets deadline to empty seismically unsafe jail, but city still lacks a plan to make it happen

On the 30th anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, Mayor London…

SF files motion to dismiss NRA’s lawsuit over ‘domestic terrorist’ label

San Francisco filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the lawsuit filed against…

‘My brother in Baltimore’: Pelosi reacts to death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

U.S. House Speaker and Baltimore native Nancy Pelosi mourned the death of…

With Loftus set to take office, poll shows voters disapprove of last-minute DA appointment

Mayor London Breed made an unpopular decision when she named candidate Suzy…

Proposals for sculpture to honor Maya Angelou meet with rejection

The search for an artist to create a monument to poet and…

What the PG& E blackouts taught us about disruptions, good and bad

The dictionary defines disrupt as causing “disorder or turmoil in,” originating from the Latin word disruptus, in the mid 1600s, meaning to burst asunder.

Black officials call out NAACP head for partisan politics

Conflicts reach a head after Rev. Amos Brown calls supervisors ‘racist’ for resisting Mayor Breed

Market Street is only the beginning of drive to clear city streets of cars

Car-free streets won’t stop at Market. At least, that’s the intent of…

Deal reached over shutdown of long-term mental health beds

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and public health leaders have agreed to…

Newsom calls on PG&E to repay customers impacted by power outages

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more…

Newsom vetoes plans to charge drivers for using Lombard Street

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed San…

  • Oct 13, 2019

Community groups, homeowners not sold on ‘Green’ tax district proposed for Mission Dolores

Property owners seeking to create a special tax district in a roughly…

High workload and low pay leave Planning Commission roles out of reach for many

Planning commissioners might just have one of San Francisco’s hardest jobs. The…

Mission District senior project demonstrates value of affordable housing bond

Mayor London Breed has been working to win approval for a $600…

Loftus leaves ‘sheriff’ out of job title on the ballot, peeving opponents

Rivals of district attorney candidate Suzy Loftus say the apparent frontrunner is…

‘Blood money’: Lobbyists, consultants working for Juul may be frozen out of future SF work

San Francisco politics are filled with proverbial smoke-filled rooms of campaign consultants…

Newsom signs renter protection bill in Oakland

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a tough renter protection bill at a ceremony…

Loftus faces continued backlash after Breed names her interim DA

Perceived unfair disadvantage a target of criticism at Monday night debate

Mar to ask voters to limit mayoral power after ‘undemocratic’ Loftus DA appointment

Critics of Mayor London Breed’s appointment of Suzy Loftus as district attorney…

SF to launch expanded conservatorship program

State legislation allows city to compel mentally ill, substance users into treatment