Stories about District 5

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

Manohar Raju is an excellent choice -- and he will almost certainly run unopposed in November.

Preston leads in D5 fundraising

Challenger has more money than incumbent, setting the tone for the November race.

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

Public money finances secret meetings of powerful group—to encourage the Growth Machine with no protections for tenants and no barriers against displacement, all in the name of solving the housing crisis.

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Why ranked-choice voting makes sense -- and Jane Kim helped Mark Leno's campaign for mayor

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

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

BART Board votes to endorse Wiener housing bill

Transit agency members support upzoning -- despite growing community opposition

Campaign Trail: Breed, SuperPACs and D8 campaign money

Senior staff at two big developers combined to give Jeff Sheehy $12,500, by far the biggest influence money in the race so far

The Agenda: A new mayor (maybe?) and and end to fossil-fuel investments

Supes will at least discuss the idea of a caretaker mayor -- and the retirement board might (finally) say no to oil, gas, and coal. That's what's happening Jan. 22-19

Can Breed be both mayor and supervisor? Maybe not

Acting mayor faces legal and political challenges as the campaigns start to shape up for June