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Man for the moment?

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

The sleazy money typhoon

October 29, 2012
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct inaccurate information. The flood of money into the San Francisco elections over the past month is mind-boggling....

Another look at Olague

Yes, the mayor appointed her -- but look closer and you may find something to like about the D5 supervisor

A new feminism for San Francisco

How to create a world of compassion, redemption, and accountability

DCCC’s Mirkarimi resolution gets delayed

October 23, 2012
San Franciscans will get a chance to take a deep breath – and their politicians will be able to get past Election Day –...

The ‘heightened sensitivity’ blues

One woman's angertorial regarding progressive politics in SF

Move on, Mr. Mayor

Ross Mirkarimi's the sheriff, and you have to work with him

Agnos and other progressives rally for Olague

October 22, 2012
A string of prominent local progressive leaders today offered their support to Sup. Christina Olague – including former Mayor Art Agnos, who announced his...

D5 shakeups flip the dynamics of that wild race

October 19, 2012
Wild and unsettling political dynamics have rocked the District 5 supervisorial race, with three major candidates having prominent endorsements withdrawn, the most significant...

Davis should drop out

The D5 candidate should follow his own "cease and dismiss" request

Davis needs to drop out

October 16, 2012
EDITORIAL Kay Vasilyeva, a member of the San Francisco Women's Political Caucus, has come forward with the allegation that District Five candidate Julian Davis...

Gascón’s challenge to Mirkarimi belies his own official shortcomings

October 11, 2012
The backlash against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's reinstatement by those who oppose him has often been biting and bitter – an indicator that coming together...

Avalos, Campos, Kim, Olague: Four profiles of courage at City Hall

October 11, 2012
Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, Jane Kim, and Christina Olague earned profiles of courage for their votes to reinstate suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi up...

Mayor’s aide’s totally inappropriate text to Olague

October 10, 2012
Wow -- a source just passed me the text messages that Tony Winnicker, a senior advisor to Mayor Lee, send to Sup. Christina Olague...

Mirkarimi case — the aftermath

October 10, 2012
So many things to think about after last night's Board of Supervisors vote on Ross Mirkarimi. It was a dramatic moment in local politics,...

Local censored 2012

Our picks for SF stories that didn't get the attention they deserved

Supervisors reinstate Mirkarimi, rejecting Lee’s interpretation of official misconduct

October 10, 2012
The Board of Supervisors has voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and reject the official misconduct charges that Mayor Ed Lee brought against Mirkarimi...

Credit to the supervisors. Seriously.

October 9, 2012
Politicians get a lot of shit, and they generally deserve it. But I have to say: After listening to almost all of the debate...

It’s almost over: Supervisors set to decide Mirkarimi’s fate

October 9, 2012
If there's one thing that supporters and opponents of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi can agree on – and judging by the vitriolic tenor of...

Rally for Ross at noon today on the City Hall steps

October 8, 2012
Join Sheriff Michael Hennessey; Mayor Art Agnos; Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the UFW & Medal of Freedom Recipient; Supervisors Sophie Maxwell, ...

Former girlfriend defends Mirkarimi

October 8, 2012
By Evelyn NievesFor months, I’ve watched as Ross Mirkarimi has been slandered as a “wife beater”—by the mayor of San Francisco, no less—and vilified...

The Mirkarimi vote: Will there be some profiles of courage?

October 8, 2012
(See the postscript for the Chronicle's shameful crucifixion coverage of Mirkarimi and a timely, newsworthy oped it refused to run by Mirkarimi's former girl...

Guardian voices: Eliana on the Ross case

October 3, 2012
Since this nightmare began nine months ago, my integrity, intelligence and independence have been attacked over and over again by individuals claiming to defend...

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco races

Rizzo and Selby for D5 supervisor. Our top choice in D1 is Eric Mar