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Sheldon Silver

  The Speaker of New York’s State Assembly, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, was arrested today on sweeping charges of... More»


  So much for the honeymoon phase. Dozens of protestors greeted the newly inaugurated mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf,  ... More»

Protests in Berkeley

  From the moment that a Missouri grand jury announced its failure to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed... More»

BART train

  There are two questions that writers get asked over dinner: They are: “Are you going to pay for your food this time? We’ve been... More»

The Lumina building

  In the past 12 months, 775 new condo units have been built in San Francisco, according... More»

David Saucier and Harith Atchan

  Last night, at a community vigil mourning the victims of... More»

Then-District Attorney Kamala Harris in her office in the Hall of Justice

  Editor's Note: This story by former San Francisco editor Nina Martin, now of ProPublica, was originally published in August 2007... More»

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»