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Democrats reject 8 Washington

The San Francisco Democratic Party has voted to oppose the 8 Washington project and to endorse the ballot measure that would halt it.By a...

Hospital union targets UC executive pensions [VIDEO]

An update to this story has been posted below.An ongoing labor rift is intensifying between frontline University of California hospital employees and the UC...

Care clash

UC hospital workers allege unsafe working conditions

Poverty among plenty — and it’s getting worse

Check out the news this week:The Associate Press reports that there are increasing numbers of homeless and poor people in Silicon Valley. The piece...

Yee says Cal coach’s shove was damaging and deserves punishment

UC Berkeley basketball coach Mike Montgomery’s spur of the moment shove of star Cal player Allen Crabbe during Sunday’s game against USC has garnered...

Finally, a way to get toxics out of furniture

Gov. Jerry Brown has finally done what the state Legislature refused for six years to do: He's eliminating the requirement that household furniture and...

Oh well, Pelosi’s going to stick around

For a while there some of us thought that Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who failed to win back a house majority for the Democrats, might...

Bad and good news from the Guv

First, the bad news: Jerry Brown has vetoed a couple of important bills by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, showing that he's still a strange and...

What will Jerry do?

A few good bills have emerged from the madness of the end of the Legislative session in Sacramento -- including measures by Assemblymember Tom...

Cell phone radiation documentary screens tomorrow

The pre-screening wine bar won't erase the sinister implications of tomorrow's Artist's Television Access showing of Reconnect. On Sat/28, filmmaker Kevin Kunze will show...

You know I have to talk about guns now

My son is 13. He and a friend went to the movies the other afternoon, at the San Francisco Metreon. I was at work;...

Guardian voices: The zombie condo converters

What is the shelf life of  a really bad public policy concerning housing in  San Francisco?When it comes to condo conversions of existing rent...

The future of the DCCC

Now that Aaron Peskin is retiring as chair of the Democratic County Central Committee, and is not even seeking re-election, the future of a...

Teachers, students demand funding for education

People across the Bay Area joined in the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education March 1, with rallies at Berkeley City Hall,...

Guardian editorial: The DA and mayoral corruption

EDITORIAL The indictments of two executives of an airport shuttle company on charges of laundering campaign money are, in themselves, a rarity and something...

Gascon and mayoral corruption

Glaring irregularites in Ed Lee's mayoral campaign should be investigated

Would Sept. elections be better than RCV?

A proposal by Supervisors Sean Elsbernd and Mark Farrell to end San Francisco's experiment with Ranked Choice Voting will come before the board Feb....

Yee offers a package of government sunshine bills

California Sen.Leland Yee (D-SF) may have finished in a disappointing fifth place in the mayor’s race, garnering just 7.5 percent of the first place...

Sup. Elsbernd ducks more Impertinent Questions

Well, I am sad to report that my neighborhood supervisor, Sean Elsbernd, has once again refused to answer my Impertinent Questions and to say...

More backroom policy talks with the California Public Utilities Commission

On Dec. 8 and 9, high-ranking state government officials will attend a private conference with executives from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), Chevron,...

Lessons of the Avalos campaign

The mayoral candidate demonstrated what can be accomplished with a new kind of progressive leadership

Pepper spray backlash continues to burn

Not only has Lt. John Pike, the police officer who liberally doused nonviolent college students with pepper spray in an incendiary show of excessive...

The great divide

The rich and powerful went for Mayor Ed Lee. Now what happens to the rest of us?

Mirkarimi victory seems assured

The San Francisco Elections Department counted more than 25,000 ballots today and just posted new ranked choice voting tallies that continue to indicate Ross...