Stories about News Media

Media outlets sue over death penalty secrets

48hills, KQED, and LA Times seek to block rules that allow key parts of executions to take place in secret

The myth of long-term housing “underproduction”

Has California—and SF—failed to build housing for the past 50 years? The data show otherwise

SF planners blast Wiener housing bill that would upzone entire city

Even a pro-growth, pro-development department has to admit that Wiener's latest housing bill goes way too far (and does nothing for the affordable housing crisis)

Ethics, supes in showdown over reforms

Can we reform local politics in a Citizens United era? Or will some reforms just make things worse?

Cops push stunning ballot measure to allow Tasers

POA measure would override civilian oversight, force the city to spend millions on dangerous stun guns, and undermine the new Use of Force policies. Why isn't everyone at City Hall opposing this?

The Agenda: Ron Conway gets his way

New evidence shows how criminal Airbnb's operation was. Plus: Conway calls the shots in the mayor-go-round

Will SF allow the owner who evicted a 100-year-old to get a condo conversion permit?

Planning rules don't allow lucrative conversions after evictions -- so how can the Planning Commission allow Iris Canada's apartment to become a condo?

Leno files for mayor, promises ‘fundamental change’

Former state senator says the 'status quo' is unacceptable and frames himself as a candidate who will challenge the Lee legacy

What the new mayor’s race poll really shows

Leno comes out ahead -- but with ranked-choice voting, the real story is whether London Breed can run as the candidate of Ed Lee's legacy

More housing. Higher prices. That’s what a new city report shows

The agenda: Mayor Ed Lee's legacy is reflected in part in a Planning Department report that shows the city is building lots of market-rate housing -- and prices are not coming down