Stories about John Burton

Public Defender Jeff Adachi dies

A fierce advocate, a brilliant lawyer, he built the PD's Office into one of the best in the country. Now the mayor will name a replacement, potentially putting the agency and its critical work at risk.

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It's the oligarchy vs. the community and the people as we head to the ballot

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

Inaugural program disses opponents, has little talk of working with the progressive majority on the board

Newsom’s lawyer says SF voters are stupid

State Lands Commission argues that San Franciscans aren't smart enough to understand land-use issues; former city attorney Renne calls that position 'elitist in the extreme.'

For seniors, eviction can be a death sentence

Elders are dying when they lose their homes. How can we stop it?

Newsom’s lawsuit against SF goes to court this week

Lite Guv wants to overturn local control over waterfront development

The Tom and Tim Show: The political old guard is starting to retire …

.... and it's not clear who will replace the likes of John Burton, Willie Brown, Nancy Pelosi, and Dianne Feinstein

Tents and the homeless wait list

More than 1,000 people on the wait list for shelter -- and we are going to take away tents?

The story Ahsha Safai doesn’t tell in his campaign for supervisor

He's a real-estate speculator, house flipper, and gets almost half of his money from the real-estate industry -- so why is he getting progressive support?

The Agenda, June 13- 20: Losing DCCC members attempt a coup

Defying the will of the voters, lame-duck group wants to change the rules to keep power