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Downtown’s deceptions

By Steven T. Jones The rancorous debate over providing health care to all San Franciscans finally comes to the Board of Supervisors for a vote...

B. Taylor loves Star Wars

July 9, 2006
by Tim Redmond Gack! I just turned on the TV and saw Barbara Taylor interviewing Sup. Gerardo Sandoval on the City Desk Newshour program. She...

Dist. 8 heats up

July 8, 2006
By Tim Redmond Alix Rosenthal, who is challenging Bevan Dufty in District eight, has been getting some (electronic) press; BeyondChron has interview in which,...

Commissioner Haaland

July 7, 2006
By Tim Redmond Not much daily press on this, but Robert Haaland, longtime LGBT and labor activist, is headed for a seat on the Board...

The Mexican election

July 7, 2006
By Tim Redmond Not a huge amount of furor (yet) in San Francisco over the apparent theft of the Mexican elections. John Ross has all...

Welcome to the politics blog

July 7, 2006
This is the new SFBG politics blog. Check in daily for all the fun.

BOB Readers Poll is back!

June 8, 2006
We're still trying to repair whatever damage was done to our site by an apparent attack, but in the meantime, the Best of the...

SFBG.COM still having problems

June 8, 2006
As you've probably noticed, our site is still down. We're working on it right now and trying to get it back up and running...

Swanson beats Russo

June 7, 2006
By G.W. Schulz With all districts reporting, Sandré Swanson has overcome Oakland city attorney John Russo by 7 percentage points in his primary bid for...

Wow! Unity!

June 7, 2006
By Tim Redmond Amazing, but not unexpected: Steve Westly joined with Phil Angelides today in L.A. to announce a unified campaign for the fall. Westly,...

Binder’s analysis

By Steven T. Jones Pollster David Binder's day-after election luncheon at SPUR is a tradition of the season and a must-attend for the wonkiest...

Progressive power in Oakland

June 7, 2006
By G.W. Schulz All of Alameda County’s precincts have now reported, but absentee and provisional ballots are still not counted. The Alameda County Registrar of...

Partying for Laguna Honda

June 7, 2006
By G.W. Schulz Perhaps the most obscure and complex of the four local measures that appeared on Tuesday’s ballot was Proposition D, a land-use initiative...

A take on A

By Steven T. Jones The biggest heartbreak on election day -- Measure A being defeated by just over 1,000 votes -- should become the biggest...

Dellums’s outlook

By Sarah Phelan At Ron Dellums Party, Kimball's Carnival Leaving San Francisco, we could feel the temperature rise as we crossed the Bay Bridge. By the...

Endorsements for Nevin

June 6, 2006
By G.W. Schulz At Mike Nevin's Election Party At District 8 State Senate candidate Mike Nevin's election party, the mood is subdued. At the front of...

Reilly leaves the stage

By Steven T. Jones Janet Reilly finally came to the stage just before 10:30 to concede a race that wasn't as close as many expected....

Bad news for Prop. A

June 6, 2006
By Tim Redmond City Hall Prop. A seems to be falling behind, although an hour ago it looked like a winner. A very sound measure addressing...

Hope and resolve

By Steven T. Jones Sharen Hewitt -- the SF activist perhaps most associated with finding solutions to street violence -- was being honored with a...

What it all means

June 6, 2006
By Tim Redmond At City Hall This was an excellent night for labor and tenants, and to a certain extent, for Gavin Newsom. It was a...

Canvas with the Reilly people

By Steven T. Jones The mood at Canvas Cafe is a little glum and doesn't seem to fit the artsy, airy interior. They all know...

“Fabulous Fiona”

June 6, 2006
By Tina Rodia At Fiona Ma party, Irish Cultural Center At 9:09 p.m., with 17 percent of the precincts reporting, Fiona Ma already had 59 percent...

more fun at City Hall

June 6, 2006
By Tim Redmond Well, we keep crunching numbers here, and they keep looking grim for Janet Reilly. The latest, with more than half the votes...