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On Leland Yee’s Fall and the Supreme Court’s Fail

On Leland Yee’s Fall  and the Supreme Court’s Fail

It was the gun-running that floored me. The favors in exchange for campaign contributions? Plausible. An envelope full of cash in exchange for assistance lobbying his colleagues on behalf of…

Shaping the Waterfront’s Future, CA Democrat Convention, Upcoming Soiree

Shaping the Waterfront’s Future, CA Democrat Convention, Upcoming Soiree

The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee handed the developers a big win on March 12 when the Committee narrowly voted to oppose Proposition B on the June ballot. Conceived…

Remembering Stu Smith, Tenants Rising, City College Update and More

Remembering Stu Smith, Tenants Rising, City College Update and More

I’ll admit it. I have trouble letting go. But saying good-bye to Stu Smith, who died on February 3, has been especially tough. Stu’s death was awfully fast, coming less…

City College Heroes, Campos Rising, Dem Club Chiefs, and Redmond’s Back!

City College Heroes, Campos Rising, Dem Club Chiefs, and Redmond’s Back!

Early indications are that 2014 could be a very good year for City College of San Francisco. On January 2, we learned that Judge Curtis Karnow had granted a preliminary…

Take Heart, Political Junkies: It Gets Better

Take Heart, Political Junkies: It Gets Better

By Rafael Mandelman For San Francisco political junkies, 2013 was a bit of a bore: three uncontested citywide races for City Attorney, Treasurer and Assessor, and an essentially uncontested race…

8 Washington Reflections and City College Update

8 Washington Reflections  and City College Update

The November election is finally done, but the reverberations from the sinking of Propositions B and C are surely just beginning to be felt. Certainly, the boosters for the proposed…

Vote No on Propositions B and C

Vote No on Propositions B and C

  With just days left before the November 5th election, the battle over Propositions B and C has been raging in mailboxes, editorial pages and cable television ads across the…

Our Queer Powerhouses, and the Ellis Act

Over the years, San Francisco has graced our State Legislature with some extraordinarily effective and prolific legislators, and it should be a point of pride for our LGBT community that…

November Elections, Dennis Herrera and the Fight to Save City College

November Elections, Dennis Herrera and the Fight to Save City College

The November elections are fast approaching, and with all four local office holders—City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu and District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang— running essentially…

City College Update, Campos Announces, and Remembering Jazzie Collins

City College Update, Campos Announces, and Remembering Jazzie Collins

It has now been just over a month since the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) announced its decision to terminate accreditation for City College of San Francisco,…