Within an hour after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its 2010 injunction that prohibited same-sex marriages, gay couples rushed to San Francisco City Hall to tie the knot. By the end of Sunday, the city clerk had performed 469 same-sex marriage ceremonies, city officials said tod ... More >>
Hundreds of gay marriage supporters gathered at city hall early this morning to wait -- and then celebrate -- the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Minutes after the top court announced that it was tossing out Prop. 8, the state's ban on gay marriage, ... More >>
Later this month,the Boy Scouts of America's National Council will whether to ban banning gays, and already Eric Andresen, the father of Ryan Andresen, a East Bay boy scout who was denied his Eagle Award because he's gay, is motivating the masses. Later today, Eric Andresen will gather with other ... More >>
I wade into the ongoing debate over CEQA, with much unease. For starters, the minute that I start to explain that CEQA stands for the California Environmental Quality Act and that San Francisco City Hall's administration of that particular law is the subject of a long-running and heated political d ... More >>
Valentine's Day wasn't a totally useless holiday. While you were waiting in line at Walgreen's to buy a card and chocolates for your spouse, these same-sex couples were fighting for the one gift they couldn't have: a marriage license. As promised, the group marched down to San Francisco City Hall, ... More >>
Tomorrow at noon, some loving, happy, devoted same-sex couples who raise kids, pay bills, and work through arguments just like straight couples, will descend on San Francisco City Hall to ask, once again, to be married. Perhaps some consider it a dress rehearsal, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares ... More >>
San Francisco City Hall should be packed this afternoon with thousands of grieving locals who want to pay their respect to Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was savagely killed in an attack last month. The 52-year-old Bay Area native died along with three other Americans in the ... More >>
Of all the do-gooders at San Francisco City Hall (what few are left), County Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting would be the very last person we'd expect to see caught up in nefarious politicking. We're talking about a man who got upstaged by Lenny the Service Dog, a guy who thinks Long Island Iced Teas ar ... More >>
It might be difficult to do business in San Francisco, but it's certainly easy to undo a business.All you need to do is say that a park or an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting hall is the same thing as a school, and you can keep a business closed for, say, seven months while its operator shells out money ... More >>
Members of the African-American community already had big plans to hold its "Occupy Dream" rally today to recognize the April 4, 1968, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. But sadly, the group has yet another more reason to draw attention to their cause: The recent string of gun violence among Sa ... More >>
Gavin tells Ed Lee: shit or get off the potFrom an outsiders perspective, it might seem like Mayor Ed Lee has made up his mind: He's not running for mayor. But as you get closer to the guts of San Francisco politics, it's hard to ignore his slight comments to the press such as: I'm not campaignin ... More >>
Reporting from San Francisco City HallYesterday SF Weekly told you about an incident where Supervisor Jane Kim's staff kicked reporters out of a City Hall meeting as residents gathered to vent about the homeless problem in the Tenderloin neighborhood. It turns, the freshman supervisor's questiona ... More >>
Love hurtsFor many San Francisco gay couples, Valentine's Day is just a bitter reminder of what they don't have -- marriage certificates. So expect a huge turnout at San Francisco City Hall for the hallmark holiday today; gay couples across the nation will celebrate their love with a little civil ... More >>
Here's what I think you should say, kidsSix dozen students at a middle school in Brentwood, a suburb 55 miles to the east, wrote to San Francisco City Hall Oct. 15 to voice views on Supervisor Eric Mar's proposed ban on Happy Meal toys, which is scheduled to be heard at today's board meeting.Unli ... More >>
Rod Wood and Roger Hunt, ready to wed.UPDATE (12:45 pm): Hold everything. Now we're told that the judge's ruling doesn't go into effect until Aug. 18. There's a press conference being held now to explain the ramifications of the latest decision. We'll update you when we know more. UPDATE ( ... More >>
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Involuntary manslaughter for MehserleCheck back for updatesEx-BART cop Johannes Mehserle has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant. The jury could have convicted Mehserle of either second-degree murder or voluntary manslaughter - ... More >>
Chris Roberts/The SnitchCares about kids!Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi provided we miserable media wretches a small spark of excitement Monday morning when she visited San Francisco City Hall for a rare visit. Her focus: "Our children, our children, our children."In between ... More >>
Jerry PritikinHarvey Milk stood for ... tricycle races? This Saturday, May 22, is the inaugural Harvey Milk Day in the State of California. As you'd expect, there's lots of stuff happening in San Francisco commemorating the gay icon. What you might not expect is how tame San Francisco's event ... More >>
Will it be the House of Harmony or the House of Pain? The answer is: Yes. Progressive Supervisors banded together last week to elect a compromise-candidate Board President, which raises a crucial question: "Since when have progressives compromised on anything?" In a town that views compromise ... More >>
Prop. 8 divides Mormon family during the holidays.
In the world of online community, one authoritative man can dictate your social life
San Francisco is the world capital of the art of hypocritical, Earth-friendly rhetoric. Official support for bicycle commuters could lessen the cognitive dissonance.
Week of Wednesday, November 24, 2004
When an elderly man left the city millions to build apartments for homeless old folks, neighbors tried to block the project. Fortunately, they failed.
Either Newsom or Gonzalez will make a good mayor, but Gonzalez has the creative edge
In the city of sleaze, someone's finally doing something about SFO's shady little side business
Can Dog Bites achieve a creative breakthrough under the tutelage of a Sylvia Plath-lookin' chick?
Stuck in a strange warp of the space-time fabric, our supervisors can't stop tilting against a dot-com development monster that's dead and buried
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.
Could a fight to save a beloved building leave its nonprofit owner in ruins?
A Latino activist group has gained largely positive media coverage for organizing student walkouts to protest government social policies. But how admirable is it, really, to endanger young children for political purposes?