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Strange bedfellows: Moderate Mark Farrell endorses progressive David Campos for Assembly

Political moderate Supervisor Mark Farrell announced his endorsement of Supervisor David Campos for Assembly today. It's a real shocker, here's why. A bastion of Marina district...

Alerts: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
THURSDAY 25 The Free Speech Movement — 50 Years Later First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, SF. 7pm, free. Join three veterans of the Free...

Artists say vote for Campos

By Sara Jean Yaste OPINION David Campos stands up for the underdogs. And in this current state of capitalism U$A, we the people need to...

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

The strange, unique power of San Francisco mayors

Mayor Ed Lee wields a strange and unique power in San Francisco politics, passed down from Mayor Gavin Newsom, and held by Mayor Willie...

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

Chiu for Assembly

OPINIONSan Francisco is at a crossroads. While some residents benefit from prosperity, an affordable housing crisis coupled with income inequality make this a time...

Kink.com to hold Campos political fundraiser with exotic dancers

Looks like the heat in the Assembly race is about to turn up a notch, but not in the way you’d expect.State Assembly candidate...

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner who fought Secure Communities

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Alerts: March 5 – 11, 2014

March 4, 2014
WEDNESDAY 5Debate: Supervisors Campos and Chiu Run for Assembly Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, SF. www.phdemclub.org. 7:30pm, free. Potrero Hill Democratic Club...

Petition to name Bay Bridge after Emperor Norton gains 1,000 signatures

San Francisco freelance writer John Lumea disagrees with California state legislators who want to name the western span of the Bay Bridge after former...

Prison hunger strike enters month two

August 12, 2013
As a hunger strike staged across California prisons enters its second month, inmates and their advocates are mourning the loss of Billy “Guero” Sells,...

Stand up for the little guy

OPINION Last week, my partner and I journeyed early one morning to Sacramento to sign documents at the Secretary of State. We did this...

Surrounded by kids, David Campos files to run for State Assembly

August 1, 2013
On the morning of Aug. 1, San Francisco District 9 Sup. David Campos joined a group of parents and kids at the 24th Street...

Jazzie Collins: forever fighting the good fight

Dedicated trans rights and economic equality activist Jazzie Collins passed away this week. She was honored in June in the State Assembly for LGBT...

Hungry for reform

California prisoners prepare for another hunger strike to protest persistently deplorable conditions

Some wins, some losses in Sacto

June 3, 2013
The state Assembly and Senate passed the usual flurry of bills on May 31, the last day for initial-house approval, with some unusual drama...

Pot, domestic worker bills win approval

May 24, 2013
Two bills that we've been following, one to regulate medical marijuana and the other to give domestic workers some basic rights, won approval from...

Ammiano’s on a roll

April 24, 2013
Willie Brown, the former mayor and current unregistered lobbyist, has been trying to undermine Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for years. But take a look at...

Look for a quick decision on D4 appointment

February 21, 2013
A Democratic Party resolution calling on Ed Lee to appoint a mother to the Board of Supervisors may have driven the slow-moving mayor to...

Supes scramble to find TIC deal

February 14, 2013
Some San Francisco supervisors are scrambling to find an acceptable compromise that would prevent condo-conversion legislation by Sups. Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell from...

Our freak of a governor

January 24, 2013
We all know this, but I have to say it again: Jerry Brown is one strange agent.His State of the State address was blessedly...

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

January 18, 2013
Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

White men behaving (very) badly

Presenting the 2012 Off-Guard awards for the worst of a dismal yaer