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

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