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Don’t move the mayoral elections

The Board of Supervisors is slated to vote July 25th on a plan that’s attracted little press attention, but could have a profound impact...

Don’t move the mayoral elections

The Board of Supervisors is slated to vote July 25th on a plan that’s attracted little press attention, but could have a profound impact...

Fair fees for rich developers

EDITORIAL The information that emerged from the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee on July 12 was mind-bending: According to a new city report,...

Playing hardball in the Presidio

EDITORIAL When Rep. Nancy Pelosi began peddling her plan to privatize the Presidio back in the 1990s her chief weapon was fear: If the...

Put Oak to Ninth on hold

EDITORIAL The Oakland City Council is moving toward final approval of a plan to build 3,100 housing units along the Oakland Estuary near Lake...

No end to Pentagon spying

EDITORIAL The Department of Defense has released the first installment of records related to Pentagon spying on antiwar groups, and while the documents are...

No more taxicab cheating

EDITORIAL The embarrassing spectacle of the San Francisco Taxi Commission firing its executive director in a secret 2 a.m. session June 28 demonstrates how...

Don’t give the tides to PG&E

EDITORIAL It's been three years since former supervisor Matt Gonzalez suggested that the city build a tidal energy plant, but the mayor is finally...

The best health care plan

EDITORIAL The health care model that's been established, largely by default, in the United States is an utter mess. Most working people get their...

Don’t fear the t-word

EDITORIAL The attack ads started almost the moment Phil Angelides won the Democratic nomination for governor, and they'll continue until November, funded by Gov....

Put away the cameras

EDITORIAL The rate of violent crime in San Francisco, including murder, is climbing, and it's way past unacceptable. Progressives aren't generally known for their...

A full-time school board

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Board of Education oversees a budget of more than $400 million. Its seven members attend regular board and committee meetings,...

Don’t relicense the Diablo nuke

EDITORIAL The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. made one of the dumbest moves in modern environmental history some 40 years ago when company executives...

A simple, fair tenant bill

  A simple, fair tenant bill   Legislation that would ban landlords from arbitrarily eliminating services or restricting access to common space in residential units is likely...

Downtown’s “Hail Mary” lawsuit

EDITORIAL This one is way over the top: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Committee on Jobs filed suit last week against...

Why Conroy should go

EDITORIAL Mayor Gavin Newsom made a weak attempt to deal with the political fallout from the Office of Emergency Services audit last week, appointing...

Endorsements: The Greens

EDITORIAL We've long encouraged the California Green Party to focus its energy on local races, and in San Francisco, the Greens have had considerable...

Next: Shut down Mirant

EDITORIAL It's taken years, even decades of fighting, but the noxious, deadly Hunters Point power plant finally shut down this month. After a string...

Newsom’s road-closure veto

EDITORIAL Mayor Gavin Newsom showed a colossal lack of political courage May 15 when he bowed to pressure from a few rich socialites and...

Hunters Point plan: Wait for an audit

EDITORIAL The redevelopment plan for Hunters Point was heading for almost certain approval at press time, in part for a pretty dumb reason: It...

SFPUC: Get on the stick

EDITORIAL The goal of San Francisco's energy policy ought to be to remove all private interests from the generation, distribution, and sale of electric...

Mirkarimi resolution takes on merger deal

Resolution urging the U.S. Attorney General to consider the antitrust implications of the proposed acquisition of Knight Ridder Inc. by the McClatchy CompanyWHEREAS, On...

How to fight Singleton’s monopoly

EDITORIAL Six members of Congress wrote to the Bush administration last week urging a full Justice Department review of the pending deal that will...