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John Avalos

This City May Soon Make Immigrant Detention Illegal

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.06.2013 | Latino Voices

San Francisco is poised to become one of the first counties in the country to stop detaining immigrants on behalf of the federal government. An or...

John Avalos and Francesca Vietor Play the Shell Game

Tom Dalzell | Posted 09.29.2013 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

It's time to call "CleanPowerSF" what it really is: a political deal that will automatically enroll you in a system that charges you more for dirtier power.

Dirty Power for San Francisco? Say S'hell No!

Tom Dalzell | Posted 06.23.2013 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

The basic idea of communities controlling more of their own power mix in order to lower costs, increase renewables and protect the environment is sound. But the Shell contract with San Francisco will create no new renewables while raising green house gases.

Supervisor John Avalos: Forward on Climate Change

John Avalos | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco
John Avalos

Now more than ever we have to be warriors for our environment. Remember the future. Think generations ahead. All life is precious, and only a growing national and global movement for real system change will make the difference.

Aaron Sankin

Supervisor Slams SF Parks Program | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco

In recent years, there's been a growing outcry among some San Francisco residents about the expanding number of private events being held in the city'...

Aaron Sankin

'Banks Have Failed Us': SF Officials Target Foreclosure Tax Breaks | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- City officials introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at closing a loophole that gives banks a tax break when foreclosing on a home. The...

San Francisco City Official Consults Ouija Board Before Vote | Posted 05.23.2012 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship ...

Robin Wilkey

'Clear Violations Of The Law': Local Lawmakers Protest SF Foreclosures | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.21.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Supervisor John Avalos introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for a moratorium on San Francisco home foreclosures until state and...

Aaron Sankin

The Results Are In: San Francisco Has A New Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

At the conclusion of ranked-choice voting, it looks like Ed Lee will be able to take the "Interim" out of his title and become San Francisco's first A...


Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

If affecting local political elections is a next step for the Occupy movement, we may very well have a bellwether event here in San Francisco tomorrow.

Aaron Sankin

Can San Francisco Run Its Own Bank? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- On a typically foggy San Francisco morning, a few hundred protesters stood on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Ca...

San Francisco Mayor's Race 2011, AKA Jonestown 2011

Nato Green | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco
Nato Green

It's hard to get too indignant about Obama when in SF, we can't elect a progressive mayor blindfolded with our hands tied behind our backs by a feminist dominatrix earning a living wage in a solar-powered basement dungeon.

PHOTOS: Submit Your Best Pictures From 'Occupy SF'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.16.2011 | San Francisco

As 'Occupy Wall Street' spread to cities across the globe Saturday, San Francisco's contingent showed no signs of slowing down. An estimated 5,000 dem...

WATCH: Mayoral Hopeful Talks 'Occupy SF' With Keith Olbermann

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

Of the 75 percent of San Franciscans currently running for mayor, John Avalos has most closely associated himself with the Occupy Wall Street movement...

Meet John Avalos

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

John Avalos Born: Wilmington, CA, 1964 Current Gig: San Francisco Supervisor Why should we vote for you? Because I have a vision for a worki...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: 'Why Is Life A Bitch? 'Cause We Don't Tax The Rich!' | Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- "Why is life a bitch? Cause we don't tax the rich!" Such was the chant of the nearly 200 San Franciscans who surrounded the Bank o...

PHOTOS: Leading Local Organizations Name Their Top Picks For Mayor

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

Political endorsements are crucial in any electoral contest, but in the current San Francisco mayoral race, they're taking on an extra level of import...

Necessary Conversation: Sexual Hypocrisy

Necessary Conversation | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Aaron Sankin

Who Is The Most Arts Friendly Mayoral Candidate? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.25.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco has the highest per capita rate of arts attendance of any major city in the country. Over 5,000 city residents are employed in the arts....

The Results Are In: SF's Most Powerful Party Names Its Mayoral Picks

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Democratic Central Campaign Committee, the organization in charge of the city's Democratic Party, issued its endorsements on Wednesd...

Have The Hipsters Found Their Mayoral Candidate?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.17.2011 | San Francisco

Everyone knows the single most coveted voting demographic in San Francisco is bike hipsters. Well, after the old people who actually vote in every...

Will San Francisco Require Businesses To Allow Bikes?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

It's been said that you're not a real San Franciscan until you've had your bike stolen. Bike theft is a sad reality in San Francisco, and most loc...

DON'T MISS: Big Mayor Debate This Thursday -- Watch Live Here!

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

Bummed you missed out on the booing, the air horns, the name-calling, the hullabaloo that was this Monday's mayoral debate? Fret not, San Francisco...

Matt Sledge

Twitter Tax Break Divides Politicians | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

If Twitter thought its time in the political spotlight was over the day it won a tax break from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, it was wrong. ...