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Why Newsom loves sit-lie

To the surprise of exactly nobody, Mayor Gavin Newsom is putting his sit-lie law on the November ballot. And I think he's thrilled about...

Nail biters

Prop. 16 is going to be close. It's wavering back and forth, with PG&E losing votes as Central Valley precincts report, but picking up...

That strange DCCC tenant mailer

Paul Hogarth at Beyond Chron has a nice piece on all the money being poured into the Democratic County Central Committee races -- and the...

SF nightclubs fight back with new organization

In the ongoing War on Fun in San Francisco, a new combatant officially entered the battlefield last night with the launch of the California...

Nevius makes the case for a progressive DCCC

Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius made an excellent argument for supporting the Guardian’s slate of progressive candidates for the Democratic County Central Committee in Saturday’s...

DCCC: Thumbs down on sit / lie

San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee voted last night in favor of a resolution opposing San Francisco’s proposed sit / lie ordinance, a law...

Sit/lie debate takes a strange new turn

Emails are rocketing around San Francisco political circles in anticipation of an April 21 meeting of the Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), the policy-making...

Downtown’s DCCC slate fizzles

I'm actually a bit surprised that Gavin Newsom's allies haven't made a bigger push to take back control of the San Francisco Democratic Party,...

Spanjian out in D-8

Laura Spanjian, a member of the Democratic County Central Committee and candidate for supervisor in District 8, is leaving town for a new job...

Losing hope

The Afghanistan escalation has angered many Obama voters. But can the antiwar movement revive itself against a Democratic president?

The battle for the DCCC is on

By Tim Redmond The battle over the future of the Democratic Party in San Francisco is underway in earnest. The Building Owners and Managers Association...

Law vs. Justice

Why is the SF City Attorney's Office pursuing precedents that protect bad police behavior?

DCCC supports sanctuary & due process for all

The Democratic County Central Committee voted last night by an overwhelming majority (20 ayes, 5 abstains, I no) to support Debra Walker’s strong resolution,...

Immigration battle at the DCCC

By Tim Redmond The issue before the Democratic County Central Committee tonight is immigration, and delegates will face a pair of conflicting resolutions. In reality,...

Supervisorial candidate excuses police abuse

By Steven T. Jones Scott Wiener seems to have a real zeal for his job as a deputy city attorney defending San Francisco against police...

Downtown marshals its forces

By Tim Redmond The folks who got their collective asses kicked in last fall's elections also got the message -- that their politics, their candidates...

DCCC endorses….

The newly elected progressive block of the local Democratic Party flexed their muscles during tonight's endorsements. It was a full house, with only Rep....

Peskin wins DCCC chair

Before the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight on its new chair, Chris Daly told me the vote was going to be...

DCC vote: Does Peskin have it?

Chris Daly and Robert Haaland are reporting that Aaron Peskin has lined up the votes to become the next chair of the San Francisco...

Real money, false arrest

Why is the City Attorney's Office aggressively trying to overturn a good police accountability ruling?

Peskin for DCCC chair

We're not happy with the level of animosity here

Politics and sausage

Last night, I was reminded of the old joke that people who like sausage and appreciate politics shouldn't watch either one being made. Less than...

Editor’s Notes

If Mark Leno had lost, he would have lost big

City Hall: New results

We have about 20 percent of the vote in now, and here's how it looks: Prop. A has gone up to 63 percent, and will...