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Why Were Certain San Francisco Teachers Shielded From Mass Layoffs? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO--Dozens of teachers, students and administrators flooded Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting to protest the flood of pink slips i...

Want To Have Coffee With The Mayor?

Sarah Medina | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee wants to take you to coffee, hear your thoughts about the city--and he’s even paying! April 21 is your next chance to give the man ...

Aaron Sankin

SF's Top Theater Company Goes Big On Troubled Stretch Of Market Street | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

If you looked at the Strand Theater on San Francisco's Market Street as recently as last week, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the historic buildi...

Tasting Notes on Wine and TV and a Lucky Wine

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

What does wine have to do with the Chinese Year of the Dragon? About 1000 cases if you are Iron Horse Vineyards and you make bubbly.

Friday Followers: Mayor Lee Needs to Take the Lead

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Having fun yet Mister Mayor? Somewhere along the line, you must have realized that there is no grace period for this job. And worse, that there is no place to hide.

Mayor Lee's 'Job Killer' Killer Faces Tough Opposition From Labor Leaders

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

The very beginning of his campaign withstanding, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been nothing if not consistent. If the mayor's mouth is open, he's pro...

LET IT SNOW! City Hall Gets A Subzero Surprise

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco

City Hall got festive this weekend at the annual Season of Giving City Hall Open House celebration. Keeping in tradition with Gavin Newsom, Mayor Ed L...

Aaron Sankin

Mayor Lee Proposes 'Job Killer' Killer | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.14.2011 | San Francisco

Fulfilling a campaign promise to focus his four-year term on job growth, Mayor Ed Lee has proposed one of the most business-friendly pieces of legisla...

Necessary Conversation: It's Not Easy Being Green

Necessary Conversation | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


PHOTO: Mayor Ed Lee, Marissa Mayer And Beer Pong At Fortune's 40 Under 40 Party

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, the Bay Area's youngest shining stars gathered at Zynga's slick new SOMA headquarters, "the doghouse," for Fortune magazine's 40 Un...

The Making of the Ed Lee "2 Legit 2 Quit" Video

Ronald Conway | Posted 12.25.2011 | San Francisco
Ronald Conway

2011-10-25-Screenshot20111025at2.58.01PM.pngSince so many people are not reached through traditional methods such as phones, TV ads, and mailers, we're now reaching people through social media.

THE GAV HAS CHOSEN: Gavin Newsom Announces Mayoral Endorsement

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco

Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing his hand-picked successor for the mayor's of...

'WHY ED WHY?' Occupy San Francisco Slams Ed Lee

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, Occupy San Francisco demonstrators gathered outside of City Hall before a Board of Supervisors meeting to protest Mayor Ed Lee's refusal t...

NEW POLL: Guess Which Mayoral Candidate Has A Soaring Lead?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.17.2011 | San Francisco

Ever since he went back on his pledge not to run for a full term, Interim Mayor Ed Lee has been the de facto front-runner in San Francisco mayor's rac...

WATCH: The Most Brutal Mayoral Campaign Ad Yet?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.20.2011 | San Francisco

In what my be the slickest ad of the campaign season thus far, Dennis Herrera has released an ad that goes straight for mayor Ed Lee's jugular. (S...

WATCH: Mayor Lee Releases First Official Campaign Commercial

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

If the mayor's campaign slogan is to be believed, "Ed Lee gets it done." Exactly what "it" entails is subject to debate; this week, "it" meant rele...

Necessary Conversation: Throwing Shade

Necessary Conversation | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Aaron Sankin

New Public Works Chief Hounded By Controversy Despite 'Mr. Clean' Reputation | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

Sometimes following San Francisco politics is a lot like watching a game of musical chairs. In just the past year, the Mayor has become Lieutenant...

Aaron Sankin

BOTTOMS UP: Our Official Mayoral Debate Drinking Game | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

Much like professional sporting events and high school graduations, political debates are ideal opportunities for drinking games. While we in no w...

'Run Ed Run' Campaign Mobs City Hall

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.01.2011 | San Francisco

"Run Ed Run" has officially gone viral. On Monday morning, 100 campaign organizers and supporters swarmed the steps of City Hall with a petition t...

San Francisco Needs Long-Term Budget Solutions

Michela Alioto-Pier | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco
Michela Alioto-Pier

I am pleased this year's budget was passed with less conflict than in past years. But ultimately, this year's budget, passed by an interim mayor, is full of interim solutions to our long-term budget challenges.

To Run Or Not To Run?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Should Ed Lee run for reelection? Right now, that's the single most loaded question in all of San Francisco politics. When Lee was selected by ...

Necessary Conversation: You Can't Bring a Snake in Here

Necessary Conversation | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


WATCH: Leland Yee Has A Scathing Message For The Mayor

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco

Just in case anyone was unsure about how Senator Leland Yee feels about Mayor Ed Lee’s refusal to rule out a mayoral campaign on Wednesday, a politi...

Beyond the Hype : Putting Bayview Anger in Context

Trustee Chris Jackson | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Trustee Chris Jackson

Sadly, the killing of a young African-American man in the Bayview is not a rare occurrence. Now is the time for the City and the SFPD to shift the perspective on how to interact with low-income communities of color.