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Tagged with: Gavin Newsom

Newsom beats back recall handily; now he has to decide who his friends are

Labor and grassroots Democrats kept him in office. Will he remember that when it comes to making policy?

With Ed Asner, you always got what you saw—integrity

Remembering a devoted, consistent, and aggressive labor leader.

The data supports Chesa Boudin’s record: Why doesn’t the media tell us that?

Boudin is charging cases at the same rate as other local DAs. He has increased prosecutions of sexual assault cases. But the "balanced" Chron misses the point.

Yimby housing bills are wildly unpopular in the state, a new poll shows

By 2-1, a cross-section of Californians oppose more market-rate housing as a solution to the crisis. It's a warning to Gavin Newsom.

Drag legend Terence Alan Smith takes center stage in ‘The Beauty President’

As Joan Jett Blakk, the performer made two historic runs for president. A new short film asks what could have been.

Some local Democrats oppose the Newsom recall—but not the Boudin recall

Here are the people who argue that Newsom should stay in office—even if they have policy disagreements—but won't say the same about Chesa Boudin.

COVID rent strips Latinx tenants in SF of savings, wealth, and security

El Tecolote survey shows that more than 75 percent of families lost all or most of their savings to preserve their housing during the pandemic.

The big GOP, real-estate, and tech money behind the Boudin recall effort

Many of the same individuals and corporations who tried to defeat the progressives last year -- including Trump allies -- are now trying to oust the elected DA

Death Row inmate who may be exonerated talks about his story

Kevin Cooper was three hours away from execution. Now he may be freed. He talks about racism, criminal justice, and his nearly 30-year fight to prove his innocence.

Ruach Graffis, legendary SF cab driver and organizer, is dead at 74

Labor activist ends her life with dignity, surrounded by friends.