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November Election Preview

November Election Preview

Greetings political nerds! Remember those happy bygone days when the voter information handbook was nearly as thick as a phone book? More recently, some of us may have come to…

Reflections on Pride 2014: Kudos to Ridgely, Praise for Ammiano and Thanks to Stewart

Reflections on Pride 2014:  Kudos to Ridgely, Praise for Ammiano and Thanks to Stewart

In the blink of an eye, the Queer Pride Holigayz of 2014 were over and done. But what fun we had! Special kudos are due to George Ridgely, the new…

Primary Reflections, City College Graduation and Accreditation Update

Primary Reflections, City College Graduation and Accreditation Update

Anyone who might have been hoping that the June primary would bring an early resolution to the Assembly contest between David Campos and David Chiu has by now come to…

David Campos for the Win!

David Campos for the Win!

Regular readers of this column may remember that last month I wrote about the Leland Yee fiasco and tried to contextualize it in the larger tragedy of money’s pervasive and…

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…

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