By Ian Firstenberg Last week, Assemblymember David Chiu was appointed to take on the role as San Francisco’s city attorney after 20-year incumbent Dennis Herrera announced he will leave to head up the embattled Public Utilities Commission. Chiu is expected to step down on Oct. 31. The vacancy requires Gov.
By Eli Walsh A group of immigrant rights activists shut down traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday morning to call on federal legislators to pass trillions of dollars in social program spending and create a pathway to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. Activists with the Bay
By Ian Firstenberg Former President George W. Bush joined celebrities and journalists alike on a speaking circuit when he was rudely reminded by an Iraq War veteran of the crimes against humanity he helped perpetrate. Former President George W. Bush spoke in the Los Angeles area Sunday and Monday night as
By now you’ve probably probably heard: SF Weekly is shutting down indefinitely. When I first learned about it, I was somehow both shocked and unsurprised at the same time. Shocked because I can’t imagine San Francisco without an alt-weekly. Unsurprised because I know how broken the business of local, independent
As you probably know, Republican politicians are rolling back voter protections and putting draconian limits on the right to vote across the country. We need to act! Thankfully the The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State is stepping up to help us do so. These are the people who serve as the
By Camila Vergara This Tuesday was International Overdose Awareness Day, a global effort to prevent overdoses and grieve those who have passed away. To mark it, activists gathered in front of City Hall in protest of the rise in accidental drug overdoses in San Francisco and to pressure city officials
The Short Version: Minimum wage is a joke in this country, even in California, which has the highest in the nation. So the folks at SEIU 2015 are fighting for a $20 minimum wage, starting with nursing home and homecare workers. These workers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic,
The Recall Gavin Newsom election is less than a month away, and you probably already have your mail-in ballot. The whole recall is bankrolled by just a few wealthy Republicans, and that’s just one of the reasons you should vote No on the recall. But consider these nine other absolutely