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Big soda explodes on SF, gives $7.7 million to fight beverage tax

If the soda tax proponents brought a supersoaker to the November ballot showdown, the soda industry brought a tsunami. New campaign finance reports filed...

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent

September 19, 2014
By Max CherneyMayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal...

Deadly gamble

Local media stoked BART's dangerous union-bashing strategy, new report finds

Bombshell BART report slams hiring of union-busting negotiator Tom Hock

Independent investigators analyzing BART's recent turmultuous, rollercoaster-ride labor negotiations issued their report yesterday, concluding that last year's pair of damaging strikes could and should...

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

Tom’s legacy

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

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...

Alerts: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
THURSDAY 21 Forum on Keystone XL Pipeline The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. 6pm, $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)....

Lee and Pelosi talk middle class jobs in unequal SF

August 13, 2014
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) joined Mayor Ed Lee at a press conference yesterday at Yerba Buena across from the construction site...

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor’s Office

People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot measures will cost the city, but many...

Exposing PG&E’s other “cozy relationship,” with Mayor Ed Lee

News outlets from Sacramento to Los Angeles are crowing about Pacific Gas & Electric Company's alleged "cozy relationship" with the utlity that oversees it,...

Big Soda’s big money

Pepsi and Coke may spend millions to defeat SF's sugary beverage tax

SF and UC systems dragging their feet on fossil fuel divestment

July 22, 2014
The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System and University of California Board of Regents -- two local entities targeted by campaigns urging them to divest...

Beyond the bros

EDITORIALSan Francisco's rapid economic growth is increasingly being framed in reference to the Tale of Two Cities, and signs of its staggering wealth gap...

Treasure Island development plans moving forward after lawsuit rejected

Construction on the first 1,000 of up to 8,000 new homes planned for Treasure Island could begin as soon as next year after the...

It’s a trap

City College's accreditors offer the school a way out, but their past actions raise doubts whether they can be trusted

Net neutrality advocates arrested at Google HQ, call for national day of action

Last night , a small group of protesters fighting for free speech on the Internet were arrested at Google's Mountain View campus. The group...

End corporate welfare

EDITORIAL Big, powerful corporations seem to always find a way to get what they want out of City Hall, particularly under the administration of...

City agencies defend their slow response to Airbnb’s illegal rentals

More information has been coming out about how Airbnb is used to convert San Francisco apartments into tourist rentals — including an interesting study...

Supervisors consider affordable housing half-step

While the Board of Supervisors today considers placing a measure on the fall ballot that would slow market rate housing projects when affordable housing...

Streetcar standoff

Muni sickout echoes earlier labor clashes and economic inequities

“E” is for “evidence”

Mayor Ed Lee drafts a policy allowing him to delete emails deemed "routine."

Chiu mailer highlights Guardian praise, despite our Campos endorsement

Politics is dirty business, and I should never underestimate the willingness of politicians to turn any editorial praise they receive into an electoral advantage,...