Guest post by: Ian Firstenberg On January 23 San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg for president. While this came as somewhat of a shock to local media and obsessive media consumers, it echoes a centrist policy of perceived pragmatism coming from the Bay Area. This
The ugly episode involving mayoral candidate Ellen Lee Zhou’s so-brazenly-racist-you-almost-can’t-believe-anyone-would-ever-think-otherwise billboard in SoMa has brought up a curious question: Is there any viable alternative to Mayor London Breed in the election that is now only 12 days away? Breed, who took office as acting mayor after the death of Ed
It’s been a tough week. Across the state, wildfires have devastated communities and displaced tens of thousands of Californians. In San Francisco, we’ve been breathing toxic, orange air and hearing terrible reports from the fire’s front lines, many times directly from friends and relatives brutally affected by the fire’s violence.
There was a very ‘San Franciscan’ Mayoral debate on Monday night at the historic Castro Theater. By that we mean a queer candidate who was not invited to the debate stormed the stage and demanded to be heard (and she was subsequently given a microphone and allowed speak) and then a group
It’s been a week of political upheaval, gun control and sticking it to the ICE man. Let’s unpack a few key stories impacting the Bay and beyond. Schaaf sticks her neck out for immigrants Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf got an early tip on an ICE raid across the Bay Area
The Noe Valley Democratic Club is throwing itself into the fray of the SF Mayor’s race this evening by having a very public “Meet the Candidates” event in Noe Valley Town Square. During elections Democratic Clubs all over SF hold these events to decide which candidates they are going to
“It was the best of the times, it was the worst of times.” The past week of news has been both inspiring and frighteningly destructive on different fronts. Here, we’ll try to wrap up some of the best, worst and weird stories impacting the country and the Bay. All that