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DCCC seats are fine for Newsom, just not supervisors

Mayor Gavin Newsom is seeking to be seated on the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee when it swears in newly elected members tonight,...

The good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the Fourth of July, 1940-1953

July 2, 2010
(Note: In July of 1972, when the Guardian was short a Fourth of July story, I sat down and cranked out this one for...

SF mayoral analysis in the NY Times misses the mark

I have praised Bay Citizen's early work and I think Gerry Shih is a smart young reporter, but I think their analysis of who...

Newsom’s plan for DCCC domination

June 18, 2010
Gavin's not quite ready to take over the world, or even California, but he's not leaving office without trying to mess up the progressive...

Reading the June election tea leaves

June 15, 2010
Everyone’s reading the tea leaves after the local election. The November supes races will be a huge deal, and it’s really tempting to try...

Why Newsom loves sit-lie

June 15, 2010
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

June 8, 2010
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

May 26, 2010
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

April 22, 2010
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

April 15, 2010
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...

Hungry hippos get their munch on with new delivery service

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve been up all night at the best sleepover imaginable— but unfortunately you’re not seven and your mom didn’t stock...

Downtown’s DCCC slate fizzles

March 15, 2010
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

March 11, 2010
Laura Spanjian, a member of the Democratic County Central Committee and candidate for supervisor in District 8, is leaving town for a new job...

Best of the Bay 2009: Classics

January 4, 2010

Editors Picks

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

December 4, 2009
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...

Unholy sheet

More Halloween parties than you can shake a zombie Michael Jackson at

Appetite: Franziskaner Dunkelweisse, Swoonbeams, cider sauce, and more

October 26, 2009
Every week, Virginia Miller of personalized itinerary service and monthly food, drink, and travel newsletter, www.theperfectspotsf.com, shares foodie news, events, and deals. View the...

Best of the Bay 2009: Classics

>>CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS LIST ON ONE PAGE >>BEST OF THE BAY HOME Editors Picks: Classics BEST LEFTOVER HEROES Hey, are you gonna eat that? If the...

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

March 26, 2009
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,...