San Francisco News

Ahsha's Safai's victory in D11 undermines SF's political labels

SF’s New Political Landscape

Posted November 28, 2016 by

San Francisco politics are changing. Donald Trump has unified the city’s politicians in staunch resistance to federal attacks on city residents and policies.  Mayor Lee’s defeat of four ballot measures attacking his power (Props D, H, L. and M) repudiated
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Mayor Lee swears in Alex Randolph for College Board in 2015.

Will Alex Randolph Replace Wiener?

Posted November 17, 2016 by

With D8 Supervisor Scott Wiener the all but official winner of the State Senate race, attention now turns to his replacement. The choice appears surprisingly obvious: recently elected Community College Board Trustee Alex Randolph. Randolph offers several critical assets that
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TNDC's long awaited Eddy/Taylor project breaks ground in 2017

SF Succeeds in Battling Gentrification

Posted November 15, 2016 by

Contrary to popular belief, San Francisco is making real progress in preserving economic diversity and resisting gentrification.  New developments in the Mission, Tenderloin, and HOPE SF’s public housing rebuild are all part of this success. Overall, the combination of nonprofit
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Scott Wiener will be heading to Sacramento

Why Wiener Won

Posted November 14, 2016 by

All of my San Francisco election predictions proved correct—except for Scott Wiener’s victory over Jane Kim in the State Senate race.  While votes remain to be counted, Kim has not made up much ground since election night. It appears clear
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Guest Editorial: Nightmare coming to Van Ness

Posted November 14, 2016 by Chris Parkes

Halloween has passed, but the nightmare has just begun. This week, most left turns, 2 car lanes, many parking spaces, 50 year old trees, and perhaps your sanity, will be permanently lost from Van Ness… aka Highway 101! Unlike a
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What’s Next?

Posted November 10, 2016 by

Seizing Opportunities in the Trump Era Two days after elections may not be the optimum time to plan new strategies. But it’s worth considering where people go from here. The politics of San Francisco and California are far removed from
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Malia Cohen, Mayor Lee at Rally for SF Soda Tax (Prop V)

As America Turns Right, SF Stays the Course

Posted November 9, 2016 by

What can be said in response to Trump’s victory? I thought no national election could be worse than 1980. That’s when Reagan’s expected presidential victory was coupled with the GOP unexpectedly taking the Senate. I was wrong. Everyone knew when
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