Recent Comments

    Home » Archives by category » News » Columns » A San Francisco Kind of Democrat

    The Very Worst Election

    The Very Worst Election

    By Rafael Mandelman Seeing as this is my first column since the election—certainly the very worst election of my lifetime—I feel compelled to acknowledge what we must all be feeling: this…

    Reflections on Election 2016, Remembering Agar Jaicks and Leno’s Victory Lap

    Reflections on Election 2016, Remembering Agar Jaicks and Leno’s Victory Lap

    Reflections on Election 2016 Unfortunately, dear reader, I am afraid you have me at a disadvantage. You see, as I write this column, in the final week of the 2016…

    Win Kim, Win!

    Win Kim, Win!

    Congratulations to District 11 Supervisor candidate Kimberly Alvarenga, who managed on September 29 to (for the second time) deny opponent Ahsha Safai’s bid for the endorsement of the local Democratic…

    Ballot Badness: Vote No on Props Q, R, P and U

    Ballot Badness: Vote No on Props Q, R, P and U

    In my last column I wrote about two ballot measures that I like a lot: Proposition B (City College parcel tax) and Proposition W (Free City College). This month, just…

    City College on the Ballot

    City College on the Ballot

    With 17 statewide measures, 24 local measures and a BART bond all coming before the voters in November, wading through the ballot, not to mention the voter handbook, promises to…

    A Contract at Last!

    A Contract at Last!

    After a year and a half of negotiating, City College and its faculty union have finally achieved tentative agreement on a contract, subject to ratification by the union’s membership. As…

    Orlando Reflections

    Orlando Reflections

    “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door.” – Harvey Milk Sadly, the bullet that killed Harvey Milk nearly four decades ago has still…

    Farewell Eileen Hansen, Fighting Dems and City College Update

    Farewell Eileen Hansen, Fighting Dems  and City College Update

    Progressive San Francisco has been mourning the untimely death of Eileen Hansen on April 29. Her passing is a tremendous loss. AIDS activist and nonprofit leader, two-time Supervisor candidate, Ethics…

    Financial Uncertainty and Labor Unrest at City College, Fighting Democrats, and Soiree 2016 in Review

    Financial Uncertainty and Labor Unrest at City College, Fighting Democrats, and Soiree 2016 in Review

    City College Update On April 4, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) released its report on City College’s revenues. FCMAT had prepared the report for the State Community…

    Super Bowl Hangover, A Truce in the Shuttle Wars, and Election Update

    Super Bowl Hangover, A Truce in the  Shuttle Wars, and Election Update

    Super Bowl Hangover Thank God Super Bowl 50 is over. The weeks-long occupation of our downtown and waterfront left a sour taste in lots of San Franciscans’ mouths. From the daily…

    Page 1 of 512345