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The battle for BART board

The race for BART board of directors in the upcoming November election has been highly contested this year. As we previously reported, incumbent James...

Why and how we endorsed what we did

October 8, 2014
As I sort through the barrage of positive and negative feedback to the election endorsements that we published today — which included some tough...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

What’s the difference between David C. and David C.?

October 7, 2014
The Bay Guardian news staff has been meeting with a host of politicians and local movers and shakers recently, to help inform our decisionmaking...

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...

Listen to the Guardian’s endorsement interviews

Our endorsements for the June election hit the streets in this week's Bay Guardian, in newsstands now. But although we do explain the reasoning...

Man for the moment?

John Rizzo's calm demeanor and steady progressivism may be the antidote to the sordid D5 supervisorial race

We don’t feel “tepid” about either Nevius or Davis

October 4, 2012
When we make our endorsements here at the Guardian, we try to be honest with our readers about each candidates' strengths and weaknesses, allowing...

Endorsement interviews: Shamman Walton for School Board

September 17, 2012
Shamann Walton, who runs a youth development program, told us what most candidates tell us -- that the schools don't have enough money. But...

Endorsement interviews: Rachel Norton for School Board

September 17, 2012
Rachel Norton, one of three incumbents seeking re-election to the San Francisco School Board, sees herself as an advocate for parents, particularly parents of...

Endorsement interviews: Jill Wynns for School Board

September 10, 2012
Jill Wynns has been on the San Francisco school board for 20 years. She knows the system inside and out -- and these days,...

Endorsement interviews: Sandra Fewer for School Board

September 10, 2012
The San Francisco School Board has long been a fractious crew, with members sharply disagreeing on a lot of issues. They still disagree --...

Endorsement interviews: London Breed for D5 supervisor

September 10, 2012
District 5 candidate London Breed has an amazing life story. She grew up in the Western Addition projects, living with her grandmother at a...

Endorsement interviews: Julian Davis for D. 5 supervisor

September 10, 2012
Julian Davis, a candidate in District Five, has lined up some impressive endorsements. He's running to the left of the incumbent, Christina Olague, and...

Endorsement interviews: Norman Yee for D. 7 supervisor

September 7, 2012
Norman Yee, president of the School Board, is running in the tighly contested race for District 7, one of the most conservative districts in...

Endorsement interviews: John Rizzo (D5 supervisor)

August 22, 2012
We're underway with our endorsement interviews for the November election, and I'll be posting the full sound file of all the interviews as we...

It’s time for real political dialogue

Hey politicos, take this summer break to think about what you've done

Endorsement interviews: Bevan Dufty

October 6, 2011
Bevan Dufty's been running for mayor for about two years now. He's often the star of the debates -- if only because he has...

Endorsement interviews: Terry Baum

October 3, 2011
Terry Joan Baum is the Green Party candidate for mayor. She told us she got in the race to get progressive issues out and...

Endorsement interviews: Sharmin Bock

September 29, 2011
Sharmin Bock is one of just two candidates for district attorney ever to try a criminal case in court. In fact, she's tried plenty...

Endorsement interviews: Paul Miyamoto

September 27, 2011
Paul Miyamoto is a captain in the Sheriff's Office and is running for the top job. He told us that at a time when...

Endorsement Interviews: Leland Yee

September 27, 2011
State Sen. Leland Yee, who is running for mayor, has been involved in local politics since the 1980s, when he joined the School Board....

Endorsement Interviews: George Gascon

September 27, 2011
George Gascon is, as far as we can determine, the only police chief in the country ever to become a district attorney. It's put...

On Guard!

September 20, 2011

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