Stories about Dianne Feinstein

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

Two new books on the bizarre chapter in local history ignore the important political outcome.

Breed Rent Board appointment raises issues for tenants

Ignoring 40 years of precedent, mayor appoints a political ally who has no ties to the organized tenant community.

Has Breed made an impact on homelessness?

The mayor brags that 1,000 people have left the streets since she took office. The real numbers are a bit more complicated.

The real stakes in the board president vote

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

Nancy Pelosi just announced her retirement

The deal she cut to remain speaker means she plans to step down in 2022 -- which will set off a wild campaign for one of the most coveted jobs in SF politics.

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

It's hard to campaign to be a neighborhood supervisor when you attack neighborhoods.

The politics of the Milk-Moscone assassinations

The killings undermined a growing progressive/neighborhood movement and put downtown back in power -- for years.

A chance at civic leadership, stalemated

Breed could have stood up to the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown and brought the city together to solve the homeless problem. It will be hard for her to go back.

Breed’s opposition to Prop. C shows she’s on the side of big business

And her statement defending her position is based on inaccurate Chamber of Commerce talking points

Alioto Facebook post leads to scary comments about David Campos

Author of anti-Sanctuary City measure denounces threats "from either side" -- as if there were two sides to this