Willie Brown

Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Salesforce Tower on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Salesforce Tower celebrated in grand opening ceremony

City and project officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new…

 

Former Mayor Willie Brown presents Anita Lee, wife of former Mayor Ed Lee, with a firefighter hat survivor award to honor her late husband at a luncheon to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire at John's Grill on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Former Mayor Lee honored at event commemorating 1906 Earthquake

Anita Lee, wife of former Mayor Ed Lee, was presented with a…

 

Board President London Breed attends a Chinese New Year event in Chinatown on Friday Feb. 16. Mayoral candidates are vying for the backing of Chinatown's voters, but community leaders remain divided. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown remains divided on mayoral candidates as Breed gains support

“Pop, pop, pop!” echoes through Chinatown as a man stands in a…

 

“Metamorphic,” an exhibition by Icelandic artist Katrín Sigurdardóttir, is view at the San Francisco Art Institute through September. (Courtesy Marco David)
“Metamorphic,” an exhibition by Icelandic artist Katrín Sigurdardóttir, is view at the San Francisco Art Institute through September. (Courtesy Marco David)
Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is being screened in a special event to re-open the Curran theater in San Francisco, which has undergone extensive renovations. (Courtesy Paramount)

Denzel Washington comes to Curran re-opening with ‘Fences’

After an extensive remodel job, the Curran theater is reopening Thursday, Dec.…

Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is being screened in a special event to re-open the Curran theater in San Francisco, which has undergone extensive renovations. (Courtesy Paramount)
City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Voters may strip mayor of power to fill vacancies on Board of Supervisors

San Francisco voters could shake up city government this November by stripping…

City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner)
The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Measure to create an elected public advocate heading to November ballot

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to create an elected…

The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
“Kinky Boots,” the award-winning musical by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, is onstage at the Golden Gate Theatre. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
“Kinky Boots,” the award-winning musical by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, is onstage at the Golden Gate Theatre. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
Herb Caen’s birthday was Sunday, and what better way to celebrate the beloved scribe’s legacy than by a little modern-day gossiping on city officials and staff.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Happy 100th birthday to Herb Caen, with a twist

On Guard wishes a happy 100th birthday to the Sackamenna Kid, the…

Herb Caen’s birthday was Sunday, and what better way to celebrate the beloved scribe’s legacy than by a little modern-day gossiping on city officials and staff.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Larry Muraoka, 67, holds an abatement notice from Department of Public Health on Feb. 25 to clear his tent from 13th and Division streets. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homelessness is like broccoli

As a kid, I disliked broccoli. I spread it around my plate…

Larry Muraoka, 67, holds an abatement notice from Department of Public Health on Feb. 25 to clear his tent from 13th and Division streets. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former SF political operatives charged with felony bribery, money laundering

A retired city employee and a former city commissioner who are at…

District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City contract followed campaign gifts for Mayor Lee

The pair who allegedly solicited with Mayor Ed Lee’s knowledge a $10,000…

San Francisco City Hall.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor “Sunny Jim” Rolph and his wife Annie Marshall Reid celebrate City’s Hall’s opening in 1915. (Courtesy S.F. History Room/S.F. Public Library)

‘People’s Palace’ tells story of S.F. City Hall

San Francisco City Hall is turning 100, with a birthday celebration including…

Mayor “Sunny Jim” Rolph and his wife Annie Marshall Reid celebrate City’s Hall’s opening in 1915. (Courtesy S.F. History Room/S.F. Public Library)
The Green Room, an affordable and elegant reception area in the War Memorial Veterans Building, has been lightened up and refreshed. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Renovated War Memorial Veterans Building reopens with dedication ceremony

San Francisco city officials and veterans gathered on Wednesday to celebrate and…

The Green Room, an affordable and elegant reception area in the War Memorial Veterans Building, has been lightened up and refreshed. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Willie Brown is back in the headlines again. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Willie Inc. rears its ugly head again

The City’s former Mayor Willie Brown is in headlines again, now for…

Willie Brown is back in the headlines again. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Zula Jones, left, and Nazly Mohajer, right, were reportedly recorded saying questionable things. (Luke Thomas-Fog City Journal/Special to S.F. Examiner)

In Shrimp Boy drama, connection to earlier FBI probe of ‘pay to play’ in City Hall

A longtime city employee with ties to Mayor Ed Lee and a…

Zula Jones, left, and Nazly Mohajer, right, were reportedly recorded saying questionable things. (Luke Thomas-Fog City Journal/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe California NAACP was behind the movement to rename the western span of the Bay Bridge after Willie Brown

Willie Brown says he’s humbled by Bay Bridge naming honor

Last week, Willie Brown pulled up to The Embarcadero near the western…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe California NAACP was behind the movement to rename the western span of the Bay Bridge after Willie Brown
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F ExaminerSan Francisco held a memorial for Nelson Mandela at City Hall this morning.

Hundreds gather in S.F. to honor memory of Nelson Mandela

A day after world leaders gathered in South Africa to honor the…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F ExaminerSan Francisco held a memorial for Nelson Mandela at City Hall this morning.
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Bay Bridge span to be named for Willie Brown

The state Legislature on Thursday approved naming the iconic western span of…

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