Stories about Dianne Feinstein

Behind the ‘dark money’ in the DA’s race

There's a grassroots committee for Chesa Boudin, with some unlikely donors; Suzy Loftus is making it an issue. Here's what's really going on.

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26

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.