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The Agenda, April 24 -39: Real health-care reform!

A measure that would transform health care in California and set the stage for a profound change nationwide comes before its first committee Wednesday/26. SB...

Opinion: How the DA bungled the Amicar Perez Lopez case

In exonerating the police officers who shot and killed 21-year old Mayan Guatemalan immigrant Amilcar Perez Lopez on February 26, 2015, District Attorney (and...

A devious move to oust SF’s best Police Commission member

A close political ally of Sup. Ahsha Safai who has little or no connection to local police-reform groups is trying to out the city’s...

Dignity Health sued for refusing care to a transgender patient

The ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Southern California, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP...

Dramatic new study questions transit-oriented development

The supes decided today to once again delay a decision on the 117-unit luxury condo project at 2675 Folsom, as the developer and community...

The Agenda, April 17-24: Planners and developers, Free City College ….

The San Francisco Planning Department has never really been about planning; in the 35 years I’ve been in San Francisco, it’s been driven by...

Trump’s lawyer backs down on massive federal cuts for sanctuary cities

A lawyer for the Trump Administration told a federal judge Friday that the executive order targeting "sanctuary cities" and counties would not result in...

PG&E, with Trump’s help, could shake down SF for $600 million

San Francisco is locked in a battle with Pacific Gas and Electric Company that arises from the company’s century-old efforts to keep municipal power...

DA says no charges for officers who killed Amilcar Perez Lopez

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has decided not charge two police officers who fatally shot a man in the back more than two...

SF to pay out cash for cop misconduct

In a closed session this week the San Francisco Police Commission will be deliberating settlements in three legal cases filed against the Police Department.  Settlements...