Stories about communities

Police Commission meets behind closed doors on Tasers

Why is a lawyer who used to work for the police union now representing the Police Commission on its negotiations with the police union?

Down to the wire, the race gets even nastier

A new dark money PAC funded by big landlords attacks Leno and Kim for taking money from big landlords -- which isn't true

The big right-wing money in key East Bay Assembly race

Govern for California, brought to you by charter-school lovers and Ron Conway, is a major player in the race for a Richmond-Berkeley-Oakland seat

Heaven’s Gate reverberates in mystical coming-of-age tale ‘Barn Owl’

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft... to Evan Johnson's new play, featuring UFOs, visionary elders, drum circles, and 'California mystique.'

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

Radical currents sweep the country—could they bring long-awaited justice for Chilean women? A report from Santiago.

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

... and a Leno/Kim event is shut down after Breed supporters shout down speakers

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

None of the candidates talked about the crucial economic, growth, and urban issues. None of the journalists forced them to.

Why the cops get a raise without accountability

An obscure 1990 law, that passed with a lot of progressive support, forces the city into a very bad deal that lets the POA keep blocking reforms

The mayor’s cruel lie about homelessness

The street sweeps can't work -- because there's no place for people to go

SF needs a mayor who will tax, spend, and regulate

With all the challenges facing the city, the next mayor has to be willing to challenge the corporate, growth, and tech agendas