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Mayor Lee Lays Out Vision For Next Muni Chief

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

Correction: It turns out that the quote from Ed Lee was purely the invention of one of our favorite columnists, Melissa Griffin. Oops! She was indicat...

Aaron Sankin

Why Did Gavin Flee SF? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco

It didn't take long after vacating City Hall for former mayor Gavin Newsom to hightail it out of San Francisco. Wife, daughter and newborn son in tow,...

Ending Piggybank Politics: Checkbook Balancing in San Francisco

Michael Moritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moritz

There is no more potent engine for reform than the passion of voters who feel betrayed by the politicians they hoped would do the right thing. Nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco.

In Defense of San Francisco Values

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Geri Spieler

The Republicans are doing what they do best: Obfuscate the issues, blame, complain, point fingers and make up stuff up instead of offering real solutions about real problems.

Gavin Newsom Declares Candidacy for California Lt. governor

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — After dropping out of the gubernatorial race last year, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he is running for...

Gavin Newsom Builds Team For Possible Race | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Nothing official yet, but San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is putting together a campaign team for a possible run for lieutenant governor and will pro...

Timing For Newsom in Governor Race, All Wrong

Mira Veda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mira Veda

Perhaps, in a few years when he's proven he has the character everyone admired in him in the first place he can jump into another race in politics.

Gavin Newsom: San Francisco Catches iPhone App Fever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last month, at WordPress headquarters with leaders from the technology community, we launched This new web site is designed to improve tra...

Civil Rights: Is Gay the New Black?

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

Leave it to Michael Eric Dyson to connect the dots between Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, James Baldwin and Martin Luther King.

71% Say Newsom Beating Gallagher in Gay Marriage Debate

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

The California Supreme Court may have just weighed in on gay marriage, but participants in the NOW on PBS gay marriage interactive debate are still having their say.

Jerry Brown To Run For California Governor

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was 1974 when Jerry Brown ran for governor as a dashing 36-year-old reformer, the embodiment of change in Watergate's aftermath. "I was the new sp...

The Legacy of Harvey Milk

Kip Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kip Williams

Last night was the world premiere of Milk at the Castro Theatre! For those who don't know, that's the new Gus Van Sant film about Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn in the title role.

Are Democrats Throwing Gays Under the Bus?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

It seems a pretty certain bet that most of the LGBT community will vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, though with curtailed enthusiasm after numerous missteps.

Catholic Priest Defies Church Over Antigay Ballot Initiative

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Farrow said he thinks he will now be suspended, which means he won't be able to function as a priest -- and the Church will call for him to reverse himself and publicly apologize.