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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...

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Suspicious Donations To San Francicso Mayor Investigated For Money Laundering | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

While the Huffington Post San Francisco team has yet to make it all the way through Ed Lee's recently released 130-page unofficial campaign biography,...

Meet Terry Baum

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

Terry Baum Born: 1946 Current Gig: Playwright, director and actress Why should we vote for you? You should vote for me because I'm a Gre...

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PHOTOS: Fringe Candidates Make A Splash At Biggest Mayor Debate Yet | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The most important thing to note about Thursday evening's mayoral debate at the Commonwealth Club of California (other than the fact t...

Bridging The Gap Between The City And Its Schools

Joanna Rees | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco
Joanna Rees

If San Francisco's economic future depends on a well-trained workforce, we must address the growing trend of families leaving our community in search of better schools.

PHOTOS: 'We Expect The Dog Vote To Be A Game Changer'

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

By Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- There are more dogs than kids in the City by the Bay. So it stands to reason dog owners carry...

VOTE: What Should We Ask The San Francisco Mayoral Candidates?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

We've received some great questions from passionate residents throughout the city who all hope to see their next mayor address the issues important to...

CONTEST: What Would You Ask The San Francisco Mayoral Candidates?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.26.2011 | San Francisco

With Election Day only a little more than a month away, the battle to choose our next leader has taken some decidedly San Francisco twists and turns. ...

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...

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...

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...

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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....

Necessary Conversation: Throwing Shade

Necessary Conversation | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Not Sure Who You Want For Mayor? The 'Bush-O-Meter' Can Help

| Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams With Mayor Ed Lee in the race, 16 candidates are running for mayor of S...

Is The Honeymoon Over?

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- As interim mayor of San Francisco, veteran civil servant Edwin Lee enjoyed several advantages that kept him safe in a city where the ...

Taxi Driver For Mayor?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

We thought the November mayoral race couldn't get any wilder after Jeff Adachi's by-the-skin-of-his-teeth deadline bid on Friday night. We were wrong....

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'If You Boo For That, You're Going To Hell': A Mayoral Debate Recap | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco

While the tone of Thursday evening's mayoral debate hosted by the San Francisco Young Democrats at the African American Art & Culture Complex was cons...

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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...

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...

'I've Changed My Mind'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

After much rumored anticipation, Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that he is running for mayor in November's election. "I've changed my mind," Lee to...

Five Reasons The 'Bachelorette' Loser Should Run For San Francisco Mayor

| Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

This post comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly. By Taylor Friedman Those who tuned into ABC's The Bachelorette season finale earlier this week witn...

'Grassroots' Group Backing Mayor Lee's Campaign Funded By Political Insiders

SFGate | Audrey Whitmeyer | Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco

Progress for All, the group behind the "Run, Ed, Run" campaign, bills itself as a grassroots San Francisco movement. But its effort to persuade May...

'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...

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 ...

Why Ed Lee Should Run for Mayor

Michael Yaki | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

The vast majority of people working diligently to enforce Lee's "promise" not to run are those people whose livelihoods will be sent swirling down the porcelain bowl if he does toss his hat into the ring.