San Francisco has recently received some dubious press for coming first on an unenviable list. A study by the group California Common Sense placed the City by the Bay atop its unfunded health care liability list. San Francisco's workforce has amassed $4.36 billion in benefits the city is m ... More >>
Until this point, this paper -- and, we assume, others -- did not publish stories about Ross Mirkarimi's well-known temper and lengthy history of loudly berating City Hall staffers. To do so while the sheriff is facing domestic violence charges could be construed as prejudicial; a propensity to y ... More >>
Jim HerdWho's going to pay for this? It seems the activist group POWER has done us all a favor. In holding a demonstration demanding Muni be made free, fiscal reality be damned, they've permanently answered the question, "should I pay attention to anything POWER ever does?" By all means, Muni's f ... More >>
Over the past decade, we have often felt as though we might be living in an adult playground run by a feisty bunch of hypocrites, philanderers, and drunk-dialers. This, we have to admit, makes San Francisco a pretty exciting city in which to gather the news. Narrowing down the top 10 (okay, it's rea ... More >>
A money-laundering scandal may have helped bring down former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. But indicted political maven Julie Lee stands to pay the ultimate price.
Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life
City and state elections officials finally strike a harmonious note in their erratic efforts to roll out IRV
Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that
The public career path of Andrew Lee explains a lot about what's wrong with Willie Brown's style of politics and governance
Yes, punch-card voting machines are error-prone. The touch-screen systems planned to replace them may be just as bad.
How San Francisco elections officials dropped the ball on instant runoff voting
Bay Area nursing home regulation lags behind state
Political winds may blow in long overdue nursing care reform
Doris Ward, San Francisco's assessor, is tossing around commercial tax breaks as if they were fairy dust. It's costing the city at least $100 million a year.
Rose Tsai, Julie Lee, and the Neighbors' Association are set to tuck into a heaping helping of Willie Brown's majority
In the UCSF-Stanford merger, the busiest health care workers are the doctors of spin
Teachers' union grand dame Joan Marie Shelley is forced into the campaign of her career by a formerly loyal lieutenant
The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun
S.F. voters may really get a choice
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook
Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?
The Fang family rides tabloid journalism and hardball politics to the winner's circle
In which Jack Davis repents, Clint Reilly froths, Roberta Achtenberg has a vision, Angela Alioto has an attitude, and the voters are the pigeons
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.
For 25 years, Harvey Ross has rooted out the waste and lies of politicians and bureaucrats. But some say he's too lost in the line items to see the big picture
First Larry Bush was a politician. Then he was a journalist. Then he was a politician. So now as editor and publisher of CitiReport, a hard-hitting journal with a private agenda, what the hell is he?