Sources tell SF Weekly that elected sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is expected to hold a press conference today, responding to domestic violence charges leveled against him. A source tells SF Weekly that the District Attorney will file three charges against Mirkarimi, including battery and child endange ... More >>
Update 2:25 p.m.: Staff writer Joe Eskenazi was at City Hall and gave us a puzzling detail about this afternoon's press conference: Mirkarimi's wife, Eliana Lopez, stood in the crowd among reporters and anti-domestic violence advocates who were calling on her husband to resign as sheriff. Eskenaz ... More >>
Today's news will make for an awkward swearing in for Sheriff-elect Ross Mirkarimi, who is reportedly at the center of a domestic violence police investigation. According to media reports, a neighbor called police over New Year's to report a domestic violence incident between Mirkarimi and his wi ... More >>
Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy and already the counter-campaigns have begun. Jim Stearns, political consultant for State Senator Leland Yee's mayoral campaign, made a YouTube video called "Promise" which highlights Lee's previous remarks, saying he would not be running for mayor ... More >>
People love to hate Leland and that always makes for a good front runner in a raceLast week, we detailed a story about how State Sen. Leland Yee is pro-medical marijuana -- until he's not. As SF Weekly reported, Yee attended a medical marijuana meeting, telling pot smokers that he supports them a ... More >>
A snapshot of Leland Yee's environmental recordSomebody has it out for State Sen. Leland Yee -- someone aside from Rush Limbaugh. When the news hit that the highly esteemed Sierra Club tossed its support behind Yee for mayor, the Twitter activity started buzzing; City Hall insiders -- and even re ... More >>
Jim HerdLeland Yee, seen here with a werewolf campaigning against Prop. B, aspires to Room 200Folks at political consultant Jim Stearns' office are playing coy, but let's be realistic: Sen. Leland Yee isn't "making an announcement" at the Department of Elections today to lecture the media on the ... More >>
Darcy Brown's first job as a San Francisco campaign consultant won't be an easy oneOn Monday, the Chronicle revealed that consultant Jim Stearns is being tapped to lead labor's charge against Jeff Adachi's Prop. B pension reform measure -- a move that was all but inevitable. Stearns is labor and ... More >>
BrainchildvnI am displeased in you, Hank Plante. By now many of you have seen the cringe-worthy Gavin Newsom/Hank Plante interview, an experience every bit as unpleasant as watching Ricky Gervais as David Brent pontificate and condescend in the British version of The Office. Most folks will remem ... More >>
November 8-14, 2006
Why Doug Chan may be the best candidate for District 4
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
He's running for mayor again, and this time he wants to define himself, before his enemies do it for him
How a supervisor with just $42,500 in income services $1 million in mortgages