Posts Tagged: SF Chronicle

Newsom’s Question: Who’s “Complicit” With SF’s Open Drug Use?

SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

Posted August 14, 2018 by

The Truth: Homeless Spending Makes a Difference “San Francisco already is spending more than $300 million a year on homelessness and the problem seems to be getting worse. I’d have to be convinced that taxing San Francisco hundreds of millions
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SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2017 by

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee
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Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a
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Election Won’t End SF Conflicts

Election Won’t End SF Conflicts

Posted October 29, 2015 by

I’ve got bad news for those thinking that the political conflicts underlying San Francisco’s increasingly nasty election season will end on Nov. 3—they won’t.  To the contrary, battles over short-term rentals (Prop F) and market rate housing in the Mission
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A Tenderloin Crime Breakthrough?

A Tenderloin Crime Breakthrough?

Posted September 8, 2015 by

On August 24 I described the deplorable threats to seniors caused by drug dealing around the Page Hotel at the southwest corner of Turk and Leavenworth Streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Calling the building’s owner the Tenderloin’s “worst landlord,”
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The SF Examiner’s Real History

The SF Examiner’s Real History

Posted June 19, 2015 by

As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Examiner recently sent a message to readers: “we begin our next 150 years with the outlook that guided us for the first century and a half: a dedication to telling
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5 Lessons from “Save the Mission” Hearing

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