Our new state seal ... or piggy?The bad news for California: A recently released study named the Golden State's "economic outlook" to be the fifth-worst in the nation. The good news: There's always Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont and New York. Sucks to be them! Taking stock of California and surmis ... More >>
Political committees try to blow the lid off of the city's $500
Week of Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006
The Economist asks: "Is California Back?" Contra Costa County wonders: "Were we gone?"
Troubled Waters; HOT Topic; Clarification
You Mean the Ken Garcia?; Rotten Apples; Saxually Speaking, Size Doesn't Matter; Dead on Revival; We're Not Whiners!; Now You Know
Sen. John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped his presidential bid. Donations from special interests haven't hurt, either.
Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.
The computer revolution still hasn't come to San Francisco government
Conflict of interest and the Democrats' wealthy wannabe governors
The Fang family rides tabloid journalism and hardball politics to the winner's circle
A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future