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Donald Fisher Dead: Gap Co-Founder, 81, Dies

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

PORTLAND, Ore. — Donald G. Fisher, who co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc., has died at age 81 after a long battle with cancer. The company said ...

Gavin Newsom: San Francisco Catches iPhone App Fever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last month, at WordPress headquarters with leaders from the technology community, we launched This new web site is designed to improve tra...

The Pepsi Generation: Fat, Poorer and Diabetic

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Epstein

With the link between soda and obesity now conclusive, consider the damage being done to our children. There should be a fee on soda and other sweetened beverages.

Let's Get Our Priorities Straight

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Cannibalizing our state's future through cuts to education is the exact opposite of the kind of reform and long-term thinking we need from our leaders in Sacramento.

Montana Tessa Newsom: Gavin Newsom And Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

(AP) SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom, are celebrating the birth of their first child --...

San Francisco Gets In-Airport Carbon Offset Kiosks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Personally, while carbon offsets may not be an ideal solution in the long-term, nor a substitute for developing ways to avoid the carbon emissions bei...

The Religious Right is Swiftboating Same Sex Marriage in Maine

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Religious right professionals are using religion as an excuse to perpetrate lies and deception. That's what happened in California and that's what is now underway in Maine.

500 Mayors for Health Care Reform

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Reforming the health care system is at the heart of our economic recovery. Rising health care costs are taking money out of our wallets and making it more expensive to do business.

Gavin Newsom's Impressive Town Hall in Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Mayor Newsom is the most exciting thing to happen to California politics in years. He promises to lift California out of the morass that the deadening hands of the GOP have submerged us in.

Why Blogging Local Government Matters

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Local government has a bigger impact on our lives than most of us realize, and bloggers play a crucial role, not only mobilizing activists around a common issue, but spreading information about local government.

When Should Gay Marriage Advocates Try to Reverse California's Prop 8?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This week, a few organizations championing same-sex marriage will announce their opinions as to whether to try to reverse Prop 8 in 2010 or 2012.

Sam Stein

Gavin Newsom Warns of Dire Results Without Health Care Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom warned on Friday that local governments throughout the country would find themselves bankrupt if the current health c...

A Solution to Our Health Care Crisis

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Two years ago, San Francisco launched the country's first universal health care program, Healthy San Francisco. This program is saving lives, reducing costs and creating competition.

Taking a Bite Out of Health Care Costs

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

In San Francisco, we are using the purchasing power of our city to promote healthy habits that keep residents away from costly medical interventions and prevent chronic diseases.

California Tenants Have No Friends in Governor's Race

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Last Friday at 5:00 p.m. (which he's apt to do when releasing bad news), San Francisco Mayor Newsom vetoed three pro-tenant ordinances designed to help renters facing hard times.

Fight for the Health of Our Country

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

The president has been telling Americans that a public plan will create competition, lower the cost of private insurance, and improve care. The data from San Francisco is proving that he's right.

Surfing With A Tabula Rasa

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

For the 2010 cycle, candidates can no longer expect skyrocketing voter turnout to inch them to victory. It seems that regardless of party there is a tabula rasa between candidates and young voters.

Brown Leads Newsom in CA Gov Race

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

The latest survey finds Jerry Brown leading Gavin Newsom in a two-way race for the 2010 Democratic nomination for governor 46-to-26 percent.

A Model for Universal Health Care Coverage

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Our experience in San Francisco is proving what most Americans already know -- it is much less expensive to keep people well than it is to treat their sickness.

The Nation's Most Ambitious Recycling Law

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Today at the Farmer's Market in front of San Francisco's iconic Ferry Building I am signing the nation's first mandatory composting law.

Gavin Newsom: Obama' DOJ's DOMA Defense "A Big Mistake"

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Obama administration facing growing discontent among gay supporters, the mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco joined in voicing concern to...

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Governor of California?

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

The next leader of our state should be so lucky as to be caught picking up a prostitute -- that appears to be a better career path than the dead-end job of Governor of California.

Ask Gavin Newsom YOUR Environment Questions (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is running for Governor of California, and he's making the environment a big part of his campaign. wants ...

Newsom Budget Figures Don't Add Up

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Gavin Newsom wants to be Governor, but his analysis of the state budget mess is the last thing progressives need right now -- and calls into question whether he's ready for prime time.

The Road from Here to Marriage Equality

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Today we must turn anger into action. With five states already on their way to marriage equality, it's our job to make sure history moves faster towards equality here in California.