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12/3/2012

Aaron Peskin is out of politics—done, finito, kaput. “I hardly ever go into city hall anymore, and I’m rarely on the phone with... More»

12/3/2012

YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A MAN by looking at where he puts his money, and Ron Conway, cofounder of the tech investing firm... More»

11/26/2012

IT'S 3 P.M. ON A FALL afternoon, and San Francisco's political class has descended on an ornate Chinatown banquet hall to toast the... More»

11/22/2012

Ed Lee may ultimately call the shots, but San Francisco’s executive branch doesn’t operate in a bubble—especially not with the... More»

11/7/2012

CALIFORNIA STATE ELECTION California Assembly and Senate Background: Though Democrats... More»

11/5/2012

Prop. 30 Upshot: Raises the sales tax for everyone and the income tax for those who make more than $250,000/ year. If not... More»

10/29/2012

Building off our easy-to-use guide to the state propositions (modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/ballot-propositions-dummies-voter-friendly-political-... More»

10/26/2012

Prop. 30 Upshot: Raises the sales tax for everyone and the income tax for those who make more than $250,000/ year. If not... More»

10/17/2012

Four years have passed since Kate Kendell heard the champagne corks popping off the walls during the Barack Obama victory celebration at... More»

10/3/2012

San Francisco isn't exactly Rush Limbaugh territory (though he admittedly loooves our golf courses), so many of us undoubtedly missed the right-wing... More»

9/19/2012

San Francisco politicians know a thing or two about the power of incumbency. Ask any one of the charred hulks left in the wake of... More»

9/18/2012

Jean Quan can be a difficult interview. It’s not that the mayor of Oakland is taciturn or uninformed; on the contrary, she will wear you... More»