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San Francisco Is First Major City To Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

San Francisco will not use taxpayer money to fund any city employees' trips to Indiana in light of the state's new law allowing discrimination against...

A Chihuahua Was The Mayor Of San Francisco For A Day

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green

It only makes sense in a city that's home to more dogs than kids. A rescued Chihuahua mix named Frida spent Tuesday as the mayor of San Francisco a...

Mayor Lee Reveals The Most Important Issues Facing San Franciscans

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stepped up to a podium at the new College Track center in Bayview/Hunter's Point to deliver his annual "State of the City" ...

WATCH: Ed Lee Details Growing Up Asian In America

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.18.2012 | San Francisco

It's no secret that in San Francisco--a city with a rich Chinese heritage and a population that is 33 percent Asian--Ed Lee is the first Asian mayor. ...

Mayor Embroiled In Racism Scandal

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.06.2012 | San Francisco

As the scandal surrounding San Francisco Housing Authority Director Henry Alvarez continues to grow amid a trio of lawsuits, some have called for more...

Aaron Sankin

Mayor Lee: 'Enough Is Enough' | Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.12.2012 | San Francisco

Ed Lee is not happy. When San Francisco's mayor began the process of permanently removing scandal-plagued sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office, his ...

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'I'm Not Going To Apologize For Grabbing Someone's Basketball Team' | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

British philosopher Isaiah Berlin once wrote there are two types of thinkers: hedgehogs and foxes. Foxes know lots of little things; hedgehogs know on...

Shuttle Company Charged With Making Illegal Contributions To Mayor Lee's Campaign

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced on Tuesday his intention to file charges against airport shuttle service GO Lorrie for alleged...

What's Next For The Mayoral Candidates?

SFGate | Sarah Rice / Special to the Chronicle | Posted 01.21.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor Ed Lee has already tipped us off to his agenda for his four-year term with no pesky "interim" before the title - from traveling...

Will San Francisco End Its Controversial Ranked-Choice Voting System?

| Posted 01.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Ranked-choice voting was the cure for what ails American politics, boos...

'We've Been Waiting For This Historic Opportunity For Many, Many Decades'

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bowing deeply and shaking hands with shopkeepers along the streets of Chinatown, San Francisco's newly elected mayor understands the ...

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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...

Mister Mayor? Not So Fast

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN and MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Interim Mayor Ed Lee is poised to become San Francisco's first elected Asian-American mayor. With some 85 percent of the vote c...

Aaron Sankin

San Francisco Votestravaganza! | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

Update:With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ed Lee is still way out in front but a ranked-choice voting shakeup could put John Avalos or possibly ...

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Mayoral Candidate's Campaign Office Robbed On Eve Of Election | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

Early Sunday morning, thieves broke into the Nob Hill campaign office of mayoral hopeful David Chiu and stole thousands of dollars in computer equipme...

So What's Up With This Rank Choice Voting System?

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Karla Jones knows that voting in the upcoming election for San Francisco mayor won't be as simple as completing the arrow next to one...


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.

Inspiration -- Old & New

Juanita MORE! | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

Inspiration can be found amongst those whom we encounter in our own lives. Bevan Dufty is one such individual, someone who I have been fortunate to call a friend and inspiration for many years.

Will San Francisco Elect Its First Asian-American Mayor?

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.30.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Adachi says he grew up hearing the stories of his Japanese-American family's internment during World War II. "They lost everyth...

San Francisco Mayoral Candidates and Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
DJ Jaffe

The SF Chronicle asked the mayoral candidates whether or not they support Laura's Law.

I'm A Proud Gay Dad Who Happens To Be Running For San Francisco Mayor

Bevan Dufty | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bevan Dufty

I've always sought to break ground in standing up for LGBT families -- so, of course, I'm proud that my first ad in the San Francisco mayor's race shows me as a parent and father, the most important job I could ever hope to hold.

Necessary Conversation: Christopher Walken Reads Campaign Material

Necessary Conversation | Posted 12.25.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


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...

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.

San Francisco's Elections Are Almost Here -- And Facebook Can Help

| Posted 12.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert Long gone should be the days of those wasteful and cumbersome vote...