Stories about ethics

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Corporate interests and developers spend $12 million on lobbying in just six months.

Milk Club narrowly opposes Big Tobacco

Close vote on vaping measure spurs discussion of greater transparency at SF democratic clubs.

Vallie Brown’s big real-estate money

The landlords, speculators, realtors and developers have clearly chosen a favorite in the D5 supes race

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

Real-estate developers have found ways around the existing laws and poured vast sums into local campaigns.

Pride time: 6 quick picks at the National Queer Arts Festival

Femme crips, man-haters, precarious lives, post-colonial mothering, and the queer intifada take center stage at the monthlong fest.

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

Candidate platforms show how much the politics of the Democratic Party have moved to the left.

Ethics agrees to 6-1 match for local candidates

Updated law is designed to help grassroots candidates compete against big money.

Does more density bring down housing costs? Come to the debate

Plus: Big changes in the campaign-finance laws -- and all the presidential candidates will be in town this weekend! That's The Agenda for May 26-June 6

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

Campaign against dark money kicks off Wednesday

SF could have the strongest disclosure laws on secretive PACs if proposal passes in November.