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As North Beach Goes, So Could Go New York

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2016 | San Francisco
Lincoln Mitchell

Caffe Trieste is an institution in North Beach with deep ties to San Francisco's literary and counterculture. When Aaron Peskin, the once, and perhaps...

How San Francisco Is Helping Give Ex-Offenders A Better Shot

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

San Francisco is helping former offenders adjust to life after prison by turning a single-room-occupancy hotel into free housing. In a program spea...

Mollie Reilly

Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workf...

Embattled Lawmaker's Debts Believed To Be Root Of Criminal Behavior

The Sacramento Bee | Jim Miller | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

In more than a decade of campaigns for the California Legislature, San Francisco mayor and secretary of state, state Sen. Leland Yee raised in excess ...

Yee Withdrawing From California Secretary Of State Race Following Arrest

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) is withdrawing from the secretary of state race following his arrest on public corruption charges, the embattled ...

California Republican Making Third Attempt At Unseating Pelosi

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

John Dennis, the California Republican who has attempted to unseat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the two previous elections, is hop...

Another Nail in the Coffin for Disadvantaged Californians

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 05.21.2013 | San Francisco
Virginia Sullivan

I think California is one of the most beautiful states there is, and it's also the land of opportunity and ethnicity. But it's not a state that's easy to be poor in. Case in point: soon it won't be as easy to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge if you only have cash to pay your toll with.

The City's Most Powerful Supervisor On Making People Behave

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.10.2013 | San Francisco

Name: David Chiu Neighborhood: Polk Street Years In SF: 17 Current Gig: Representing San Francisco's District Three, Chiu was recently reelec...

Board Of Supervisors President Chosen

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

David Chiu was re-elected as the president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors by a unanimous vote of his peers on the board Tuesday afternoon. ...

Bad News For Mayor Lee

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.10.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly a year after his electoral victory over a field of challengers that seemed to include every man, woman and child in the city, San Francisco May...

Friday Fried Food

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

We always sawy live in a cocoon here in San Francisco, a place where politics act a little differently than they do in other parts of the country. Are we marginalizing ourselves, removing our thoughts and causes from the national discourse?

Robin Wilkey

Elephants In The Room: Being Young And Republican In Liberal SF | Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.24.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Catherine Carr was born and raised in San Francisco. A graduate of St. Ignatius High School and the University of California Berkeley...

Friday Fights: Popcorn Politics

Christopher Caen | Posted 07.18.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

As we roll towards this November, we'll have the appearance of "popcorn politics." These are the great shows and stands that our politicians will take over the summer, all angling to find that one blockbuster that will propel them back into office.

Landmark Law Shifts SFPD Authority From FBI To SF Citizens

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.10.2012 | San Francisco

A new measure signed into law on Wednesday requires community input about the San Francisco Police Department's participation with the FBI on a joint ...

Robin Wilkey

Guess Who's Coming To Town? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

The smear campaigns. The satirical candidates. The protests. It's officially 2012, and election season is in full swing. On Thursday evening, Bara...

Robin Wilkey

BURN! Rose Pak Publicly Roasts Supervisors During Unbelievable Chinese New Year Parade Stunt | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco

Eric Mar stood speechless and wide-eyed. John Avalos laughed nervously. George Gascon loosened his collar. And all the while, the crowd went wild. ...

WATCH: Anna Conda For President!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

On January 24, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club -- an LGBT politically active group better known as the Milk Club -- is expected to elect drag que...


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.

Necessary Conversation: It's Not Easy Being Green

Necessary Conversation | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Necessary Conversation: 2011 Proposition Voter Guide

Necessary Conversation | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


'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...

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.

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.

Necessary Conversation: Teaching Ed Lee To Swear

Necessary Conversation | Posted 11.23.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation