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The low-turnout election

A factor that hasn't been discussed much in the analysis of the election results is the very low turnout for a contested mayor's race....

Lee, Mirkarimi, and Gascon win first ranked choice tally

San Francisco’s first run of ranked choice voting tallies for yesterday's election shows Ed Lee winning the mayor’s race (with progressive favorite John Avalos...

Ed Lee, Leland Yee and the progressive vote

A couple of months ago, I got into an argument with Enrique Pearce, who runs Left Coast Communications, the firm that set up Run...

The word from Leland Yee

Leland Yee arrived at his campaign party defiantly hopeful despite being in fifth place. “The night is still young, and we continue to wait...

What the early numbers show

For starters, they show that turnout is going to be low. Some people predict that the absentees will represent almnost half the votes cast;...

Election night coverage and parties

As always, the Guardian will have a team of reporters in the field tonight covering the election parties and doing regular posts here on...

Impertinent questions to Sup. Sean Elsbernd

 At Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Sup. Sean Elsbernd voted against a sensible resolution supporting regulated and safe patient access to medical cannabis in...

Dick Meister: Searching for Joe

  By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more...

The problem with the Lee investigations

Six major mayoral candidates, including John Avalos, Dennis Herrera and Leland Yee, have once again called on the Fair Political Practices Commission to investigate...

Anyone but Lee

The incumbent is falling fast in the polls, and it's actually possible for Avalos to win

Leave the occupiers alone

They're the poliltical heroes of 2011 -- the city needs to give them the respect that's due

Flattened fences and strengthened bridges

Bay Area occupiers resist police, lend mutual support, and attract international attention

The Real Ed Lee story

The Ed Lee Story has some much-needed competition. The boring, patronizing (to readers) and over-the-top hagiography of the interim mayor was just sitting there...

Guardian editorial: Leave the occupiers alone!

As the world watches, San Francisco and Oakland should set the standard by supporting  Occupy San Francisco and Occupy Oakland and supporting ...

Survey shows Lee aligned with tenant advocates only half the time

The results of a mayoral candidates' survey created by the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO) offered some surprises. Based on candidates' responses, venture...

Progressive group stands out as the lone Lee endorser

Mayor Ed Lee’s support by the wealthy power brokers and his checkered history with the Willie Brown administration has caused most progressive groups to...

Guardian editorial: Let OccupySF and Oakland stay

With all of the police raids and arguments over messages and demands and tactics, it’s easy to forget that the Occupy Wall...

Guardian editorial: Let OccupySF and Oakland stay

With all of the police raids and arguments over messages and demands and tactics, it’s easy to forget that the Occupy Wall Street movement...

How OccupySF thwarted a police raid

More than 1,000 people amassed at the OccupySF camp last night based on word that police would be raiding the camp. At 4:30 am,...

Big victory for OccupySF, Occupy Oakland reconvenes after crackdown (VIDEO)

(UPDATED/CORRECTED AT 11:30 AM)The Occupy movements in San Francisco and Oakland reportedly scored big victories last night, with huge numbers of people overcoming police...

On Guard!

Lee hit with voter tampering allegations and negative mailers, but he dodges questions about a homophobic colleague -- and more news you need to know this week.

Lee under fire over voter fraud accusations (VIDEO)

    Just over two weeks before election day, allegations of voter fraud carried out by agents of an independent expenditure committee created on behalf...

A vote-fraud video primer

The Leland Yee campaign has produced a nice little video primer on the Ed Lee vote scandal. It's short, to the point, and gives...

Why are Harris, Newsom, and other pols silent on the federal pot crackdown?

UPDATED BELOW As I worked on this week's story about the federal crackdown on California's marijuana industry, I tried to get a statement from...