San Francisco politics were dysfunctional in the 2000s,but recent changes suggest there's reason for hope.
I've had a really busy few weeks, and I haven't been able to catch up on any of the new fall shows yet. So I tried to cram a lot of television in this weekend while writing SF Gov InAction. Just so you know. Monday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - Public Safety Committee Somebody has to sa ... More >>
With a federal holiday appears on the calendar, city hall's motto becomes: "Ask not what your country can do for you, but how much time off you can take from your country". In this particular case, The supervisors like to celebrate Labor Day by pretending to have labored, while their staff likes ... More >>
This is the week the new Board of Supervisors goes from JV to Varsity. I know it felt like they'd hit the big time before, what with hundreds of people crowding the hearing rooms to yell at them about stuff they hadn't done -- but that's just the crowd getting fired up by San Francisco's airheade ... More >>
Even in a summer of discontent for San Francisco progressives, bad-boy supervisor Chris Daly remains unbowed
A new ballot measure could change this absurd concept: less management for more money
Membership dues to the de Young museum are funneled into political hyperbole
Uniquely positioned to exert positive influence on public debate, San Francisco's business lobbies instead choose to act like, well, assholes
Why Tom Ammiano's plans to create a city-owned broadband network are a boondoggle-in-the-making
Why does Gavin Newsom need a backer like the California Urban Issues Project?
Beaten in the mayor's election, S.F. lefties vow to sign up absentee voters for future campaigns
How a new law on in-law apartments can help solve S.F.'s housing shortage
Darkness descends at City Hall as supervisors argue ceaselessly over dogs and apartment size
License to drive you crazy
Bay Area filmmakers respond to a call for short works about the events of Sept. 11
A Candidate's Complaint
In jingoistic times, Steve Williams exhibits precisely the kind of faux progressivism we don't need in a city attorney
A ballot measure that would create a Municipal Utility District has so many legal flaws, it's all but DOA. In fact, passing the measure might delay the advent of public power here for years.
How long a recession, if the Federal Reserve adopts "Positively Outrageous Service" as an official slogan?
Power Point;The Chronicle Chronicles;Outlawing Landlords and Other Amusements
Chevron to Turks: Bay is pristine! GOP to pot doctor: Good job! Tenants to landlords: You're illegal! Potheads to supervisors: Like, wow -- a sanctuary!
Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?