Stories about John Burton

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

Election night: What the early results mean

The very early vote-by-mail results are in, and they show Sup. Scott Wiener with a significant lead over Sup. Jane Kim in the state...

Airbnb, tech execs fund nasty DCCC attack piece

Sleazy mailer lies about housing, goes after mostly women of color ... and creates a "Peskin Machine" that doesn't even remotely exist
Protestor Prays for an End to Police Violence

The Agenda, May 9-15: Hunger strike moves to City Hall, early voting starts ….

... plus big landlord money pours in while supes try to defend Sanctuary City -- and journalists protest after sheriffs injure 3 at City Hall demonstration