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Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

August 14, 2014
At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

Betty Yee cleared for November runoff after Perez halts Controller’s race recount

California Controller candidate Betty Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, will officially square off against Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, in the November runoff...

DCCC calls against Prop B did not have desired effect, did raise questions

June 17, 2014
Chairperson Mary Jung of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, a highly influential political body that governs the San Francisco Democratic Party, has...

Ethics complaint says chair of DCCC deliberately tried to confuse voters

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version.Right down to the wire, a complaint filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission today...

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

Left out

Progressive candidates for governor have a hard time amplifying their calls for economic justice

Yee had a reputation for political corruption even before the federal indictment

Long before Sen. Leland Yee’s surprise arrest and arraignment on federal corruption charges today, Yee already had a reputation for, at best, political pandering...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Feinstein, Pelosi, and NSA/CIA spying

EDITORIAL Two of the most powerful members of Congress — Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — are from San Francisco. They've each...

Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

November 29, 2013
Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Meister: The Legislature shows Congress how

October 27, 2013
Guardian columnist Dick Meister has covered labor and political affairs for more than a half-century as a reporter, editor, author and commentator. Contact him through his...

Is Art Torres helping PG&E, helping his son’s political career, or both?

September 18, 2013
As I’ve been reporting on how CleanPowerSF is being blocked by Mayor Ed Lee and his political appointees on the San Francisco Public...

Pelosi defies history and her district

OPINION How is it that, despite deep congressional opposition to an American-led war on Syria, the representative for one of the nation's most progressive...

Fulfill MLK’s dream of a guaranteed income

OPINION Today, Aug. 28, we mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington. But...

Spotlight shone on gentrification in West Oakland and SF

Two stories on the theme of gentrification and displacement — a topic we at the Bay Guardian have expended plenty of ink on —...

SF Democratic Party opposes developers’ 8 Washington initiative

August 15, 2013
On Wed/14, members of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted 14-6 to oppose Proposition B, a San Francisco ballot measure backed by...

West Oakland hyper gentrification in the WSJ

August 14, 2013
Two stories on the theme of gentrification and displacement – a topic we at the Guardian have expended plenty of ink on – ran...

Chatting up Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas

Chances are, you probably have the Daily Kos blog open on one of your browser tabs right now. The fiercely progressive blog and community...