Michael Toren

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Michael Toren is a writer in San Francisco. He can be reached at michael.toren@gmail.com. Follow him @Michael_Toren

Pete Buttigieg makes a splash in SF — but what does he really stand for?

He's suddenly a media star, but he admits his campaign is still a work in progress.

Mar seeks to fund Free City College without ballot campaign

Proposal would allocate $15 million a year to the school -- if there's a way to make sure it doesn't get gutted in future budget cycles.

City College administration pushes dramatic cuts

Classes that define the school's mission are on the chopping block as the teachers' union fights back.

A new crisis at City College

Chancellor pushes big cuts as deficit balloons to $31 million -- and thanks to Jerry Brown, it could get even worse.

Judge rules in favor of media in death-penalty case

Lawsuit by 48hills, LA Times, and KQED demanding access to all stages of California executions will now move forward

Newsom’s agency folds on waterfront case

After a long legal struggle, State Lands Commission leaves SF's waterfront alone -- and saves the Lite Guv from a tricky political issue

Newsom’s final try at undermining voter control of the waterfront

Final arguments in lawsuit against the city show limited evidence that Prop. B has done any harm

Newsom’s agency keeps trying to tell voters they have no say on waterfront

Lands Commission says SF is losing money at the Port -- but can present no clear evidence at all

Newsom’s lawyer says SF voters are stupid

State Lands Commission argues that San Franciscans aren't smart enough to understand land-use issues; former city attorney Renne calls that position 'elitist in the extreme.'

Caltrans strands bicyclists on the Bay Bridge

Cyclists get caught behind a locked gate on the new bridge bike path -- a serious safety issue