Stories about Aaron Peskin

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

Mar pushes Breed on budget accountability

Plus: Yee puts progressives in control of key committees.

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

Protesters call for public control of PG&E — and it makes such perfect sense

Sustainable electricity is key to fighting climate change, and public ownership is the only way to get sustainable electricity. Why is this even a debate?

Relax: Yee’s ‘interim committees’ are just placeholders

The first assignments are not a sign of what the new board president is going to do.

Yee is board president — what does that mean?

Some progressives side with moderates to elect a cautious, compromise leader -- but Ronen emerges with a powerful political base.

The real stakes in the board president vote

What direction do the progressives want to take in the next two years?

Celebrating the new supes …

... plus transit justice -- and has Willie Brown forgotten his entire political career? That's The Agenda, New Year's Week edition

PG&E is on the ropes

There's never been a better time for the city to move on creating a public power system.

Halting the epidemic of housing demolitions

New bill would protect existing affordable housing, which the city is losing almost as fast a new housing can be built.