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Friday Talking Points -- 2014 the Year of the Marijuana Voter?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.

What SF Bay Guardian White Liberals Won't Tell You About Ed Lee

Randy Shaw | Posted 02.14.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

With New York City's election of progressive Bill de Blasio as mayor, I hear many ask: when will San Francisco get its own progressive mayor? The answer is that the city already has such a mayor in Ed Lee, whose progressive record de Blasio would be fortunate to match.

Obama Sets Big Trip As He Regroups Around the Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

So Obama, beset by other problems, is heading out to the Asia-Pacific again on a big trip in April. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, not nearly as identified with the Asia-Pacific Pivot as predecessor Tom Donilon, made the announcement in a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University reaffirming the country's commitment to the Pivot.

The Grapes of Ross

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.

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. ...

CAPTION THIS: Why Is Mayor Bing So Confused?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

Though the World Series showdown this October petered out after four games and had record low TV ratings, things got pretty heated in the teams' homet...

PHOTOS: Your Guide To San Francisco's Weirdest Political Race

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.06.2012 | San Francisco

From the very outset, it was abundantly clear that the race for San Francisco's District Five supervisor was going to be largely defined by the candid...

What Will SF's Innovation Month Do for You?

Turnstyle | Posted 11.28.2012 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

San Francisco's cuddly relationship with tech firms has been actively cultivated by the mayor, but lately targeted by critics who say tech wealth has made San Francisco even more inhospitable to families and the working class.

5 Chefs' Favorite Summer Recipes

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Taste
Find. Eat. Drink.

Whether you're firing up the grill or want a cold soup, here are five summer recipes from the country's top chefs.

Laura Bassett

Coalition Of Mayors Passes Pro-Choice Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a non-partisan organization made up of representatives from about 1,200 cities across the country, voted on Saturday to...

Aaron Sankin

Prominent Political Group Fights Mirkarimi's Suspension

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

The last few months have been rough on San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. After the revelation of an altercation between Mirkarimi and his wife,...

Aaron Sankin

'I'm Not Going To Apologize For Grabbing Someone's Basketball Team'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: Muni Celebrates 100 Years In Style

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Almost exactly 100 after San Francisco Mayor James Rolph Jr. piloted the first ever Muni streetcar on its inaugural journey down Gear...

Aaron Sankin

Will Giving Alcoholics Booze Curb San Francisco's Homeless Problem?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.15.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Only a few days into his new job as San Francisco's homeless czar, Bevan Dufty already has big ideas. The former Castro District s...

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...

Aaron Sankin

Can Outside Lands Save San Francisco?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

According to a new study conducted by San Francisco State University, the annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park brought in ju...

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...

WATCH: Guess Who Has The Greenest Transportation System In The World?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

As has been previously noted, it ain't easy being Muni. SFMTA often takes a lot of flack for stuff like lackluster service and high operating cost...

Sf.citi: Harnessing the Power of San Francisco's Tech Community to Create Jobs and Improve the City

Ronald Conway | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco
Ronald Conway

San Francisco's technology sector is thriving. Home to 1,539 tech companies employing more than 30,000 people, the city's tech industry will soon ecli...

Mirkarimi Facing New Domestic Violence Allegations

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.24.2012 | San Francisco

Things just keep getting worse for Ross Mirkarimi. San Francisco's newly elected Sheriff is now facing a second domestic abuse complaint--this tim...

Aaron Sankin

Bicoastal Betting: 49ers-Giants Wagers We Want To See

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.20.2012 | San Francisco

There are few things that go together better than betting and football. The thrill of winning and the agony of defeat are always amplified if you'...

Back On Track: Controversial Central Subway Project Takes Big Step Forward

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.19.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's controversial Central Subway project moved one step closer to completion this week when the city got a crucial okay from the federal g...

Aaron Sankin

WATCH: Meet The Newest City Supervisor

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

Ending months of speculation, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has selected Christina Olague to represent District Five on the Board of Supervisors. "As ...

Accelerating San Francisco

Abhi Nemani | Posted 03.08.2012 | San Francisco
Abhi Nemani

Technology has led to ongoing disruptions in industries ranging from music to publishing, but our government has been left behind. But now that's hopefully about to start to change, right here in San Francisco.