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Newsom will vote on campaign donors’ projects

August 13, 2012
On the front page of the Chronicle Aug. 12, California Watch reported that Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been promoting the interests of campaign...

Hearing could work out flaws in Lee’s housing trust fund proposal

July 10, 2012
Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed Housing Trust Fund charter amendment -- which he proposed during his inaugural address in January -- will be up for...

RCV repeal effort gets tricky with three alternatives

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on July 10 whether to place a controversial charter amendment on November’s ballot that would largely...

Leaked documents add to CPMC’s credibility problems

Three key members of the Board of Supervisors today presented what they say are documents leaked by a whistleblower within California Pacific Medical Center...

Seeking local control

news@sfbg.comAs a potentially troublesome court decision threatens the existence of cannabis dispensaries in cities throughout California, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera submitted an...

Artificial turf project appealed as opponents decry use of kids as lobbyists

June 26, 2012
As opponents of a controversial plan to install artificial turf soccer fields in Golden Gate Park appealed the project's approval to the Board of...

Announcing the weed winners of this weekend’s High Times Cannabis Cup

June 25, 2012
While thousands took to the streets this weekend to celebrate SF Pride, over in the East Bay an event was taking place that celebrated...

They call it gunpowder

Extra strong heroin is said to be causing a rash of overdoses, but San Francisco officials are in the dark