Despite a recent court order banning them, city workers swept homeless settlements during some of the worst weather in recent San Francisco history. At the time, Mayor London Breed was out of town, first in Napa partying with wealthy political donors before jetting off to Las Vegas to watch a 49ers game in a private box on the 50-yard line.
Small property owners may keep units vacant so that family members, out-of-town guests, and health aides, for example, can have a place to stay. They keep the units vacant for future needs because the so-called tenant protections make it nearly impossible and always very expensive to remove a tenant when the owner needs the unit.
The November 2022 election is over. Now comes the easy part – analyzing the results. I’ll add my voice to the chorus of those trying to make sense of voter sentiment in the last contest of an election-filled year.
The City’s political clubs offer the average citizen an opportunity to engage with San Francisco’s often-lively elections. The 35-year-old Richmond District Democratic Club is among the oldest and most respected of these clubs. Before every election, candidates and representatives for ballot propositions make their case to club membership, hoping to earn a coveted endorsement.
Interim DA Demotes City’s First Cantonese-Speaking Head of Victim Services By Julie Pitta Interim District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has made lots of headlines since being sworn in on July 8. Unfortunately, very […]
Today, a new group of activists is looking to build on the foundation laid by McIntyre. They are fighting to preserve Slow Lake Street, one of several Slow Streets created by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) in 2020.
A man shouting obscenities at Boudin supporters a day before the election is another example of the way our political discourse has coarsened
Kasie Lee remembers the first time she encountered Chesa Boudin. It was 2019, and Boudin, a recently announced candidate for district attorney, attended a meeting of the “Chinese Six Companies,” the more than century-old alliance of Chinatown community groups officially known as the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.
Retired police Commander Richard Corriea calls for thoughtful solutions to complex problems.
A redistricting plan threatens to mute minority voices, including the Richmond’s Chinese Americans.
You might have seen him peddling through the neighborhood: A handsome, silver-haired gent on a bicycle festooned with colorful streamers and flags, pulling a handmade wooden trailer.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the commentary by Julie Pitta in the January issue. She is a breath of fresh air.
Successful disinformation campaigns require more than repetition. They demand that opposing viewpoints be silenced.
A campaign with the stated purpose of returning “law-and-order” to San Francisco’s streets has been caught overstepping the bounds of propriety – and often breaking the law.
Earlier this month, the Coalition on Homelessness released a damning report on our City’s efforts to support homeless San Franciscans.