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Tim Redmond

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Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.

A quiet, sweetheart deal for the cops

The Board of Supes will meet in closed session Tuesday/18 to discuss negotiations with city employee unions, and one of the issues on the table is a deal the...

Biden-Harris launches with inspired stories — but no talk of taxing the rich

I watched the dramatic first event with Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris this afternoon. It was inspiring, with powerful personal stories (including Harris’ friendship with Biden’s late son,...

Millions of tenants at risk as court ban on evictions set to expire

The organization that manages the courts in California is moving to end a moratorium on evictions that has saved millions of people from losing their homes. The state Judicial Council,...

Understanding the politics of Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was never going to pick Rep. Barbara Lee as his running mate. He’s not a left-progressive-democratic socialist, and never was. So Sen. Kamala Harris is no surprise;...

The money—and endorsements—in District Five

One of the most interesting elements of the D5 supervisorial campaign is challenger Vallie Brown’s website. Check out the tab that says “endorsements.” Most people running for office make a...

Breed budget comes to the supes

The mayor’s budget proposal, delayed because of the COVID crisis, comes before the Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee Wed/12, Thu/13 and Fri/14. It’s going to be a...

Following the money in D1

District One has always been a key political battleground, a part of town that’s around 60 percent tenants and 40 percent homeowners and that, since the return of district...

BREAKING: California Labor Federation drops Wiener endorsement

In a stunning turnaround, the California Labor Federation today decided not to endorse incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener for re-election. The powerful organization had backed Wiener in the March primary...

Public funding transforms D11 race

The District 11 fundraising records show how public financing is changing the nature of local political campaigns. Former Sup. John Avalos is challenging the incumbent, Sup. Ahsha Safai. It’s always...

Fielder shows surprising strength in state Senate fundraising report

Incumbent state Senator Scott Wiener and his challenger, Jackie Fielder, have raised almost the same amount of money between February and June, campaign finance reports show. That’s remarkable: Wiener is...