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Kamala Harris

  And then there was one: Barring a hugely unexpected development, state Attorney General Kamala Harris is now the front-runner to replace... More»

Barbara Boxer during the 2010 campaign

  Ending weeks of speculation, California Senator Barbara Boxer announced that her fourth term would be her last.... More»

Closing ceremony at the 2012 Olympics.

  Former San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly is many things, but coy about his opinions is not one of them. So when he put Mayor Ed Lee and... More»

Pictured: The fire-belching snail car made from a VW that the Oakland mayor like

  The most important question about Oakland’s new mayor, Libby Schaaf, isn’t what she plans to do about policing. It isn't about... More»

Oakland's mayor-elect Libby Schaaf

  “The things I do for my city. Jean Quan wouldn’t do this.”  Libby Schaaf, the mayor-elect of... More»

Police responses in Richmond (l) and Oakland (r)

  It’s the tale of two pictures. In Oakland, late on Wednesday night, an undercover California Highway Patrol officer... More»


Last night, for the fourth night in a row, hundreds of people marched through Berkeley and Oakland to protest the killings of Eric Garner and Michael... More»


  Mayor Ed Lee has plenty of strengths going into next year’s mayoral election. The economy is growing, unemployment is below 5 percent,... More»


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