After nine months, San Francisco's most readable political drama just might come to an end today when the Board of Supervisors is set to vote on whether or not to boot Ross Mirkarimi from his post as county sheriff. The sheriff-in-limbo could lose his job permanently if nine of the 11 city superviso ... 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 >>
Ross Mirkarimi has consistently said that everyone against him is undermining the will of the people, specifically the people who voted him into office in November. But now it's those very people who seem to think he's undermining them. According to a new poll, roughly 61 percent of registered voter ... More >>
Ed LeeInterim Mayor Ed Lee is facing new allegations of wrongdoing on the eve of the election, capping a slew of ethical complaints that has dogged his campaign this fall.Public Defender and mayoral contender Jeff Adachi says he filed a complaint with the San Francisco Ethics Commission this morn ... More >>
The Kentucky Derby of political-action committees backing Ed Lee's run for mayor has a new horse in the race: The SF Neighbor Alliance for Ed Lee for Mayor 2011. Founded in mid-September, the committee has somehow already spent more than $100,000 - almost 20 percent of the amount spent by the act ... More >>
DA George GascónThree challengers of interim District Attorney George Gascón in this year's DA's race are calling upon him to recuse himself from a potential investigation of criminal wrongdoing by the committee behind the campaign to draft Mayor Ed Lee to run for a full term.Last week, retired ... More >>
S.F. Ethics Commission hard at workYesterday afternoon, just after Mayor Ed Lee declared his candidacy for mayor, the Ethics Commission cleared Progress for All, the campaign that worked to get Lee into the election, of any illegal wrongdoing. But right before making that decision, the commission ... More >>
Caroline ChenRose PakRose Pak, Chinatown activist and the supposed mastermind behind the Run Ed Run campaign, is one of the best-known characters in San Francisco. This week SF Weekly sat down with Pak to dish about politics, her projects and passions, and life before becoming the biggest p ... More >>
Bevan's campaign, if nothing else, is entertaining The day after the June 30 campaign finance deadline, mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty fired off an e-mail to his supporters congratulating them for helping him reach a milestone mark in his once troubled campaign: He had raised more than $1 million. ... More >>
The San Francisco Entertainment Commission has been having a rough go of it lately. The seven-member board of political appointees, tasked with regulating the city's nightclubs, has presided over a local nightlife scene that has become infamous for its violence. The commission has also come under fi ... More >>
The Entertainment Commission is supposed to regulate S.F. nightclubs, but it won't — and often can't — punish scofflaws. The results are sometimes tragic.
Former building commish took money from woman with business before the commission.
Questionable political donations are flowing into the city's most controversial political race
Why does Gavin Newsom need a backer like the California Urban Issues Project?
Details, Details; Problem Is, It's Hard to Read in the Dark; PG&E Strikes Back
Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?
Why the tacky political giveaway called Pier 39 shouldn't be used as a model for the coming redevelopment of San Francisco's waterfront
Although Mayor Brown's opening acts have impressed, he's also allowed more than a few rogue elephants under his Big Top. We begin our stampede watch.