Stories about Phil Ting

The Democrats come to town: Convention preview

The heated race for party chair. Plus: Should we expect disruptions (the Party doesn't want any) ... and a guide to local convention events.

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

Uber is already undermining public transit …

... and biking, and walking. A major new study says the Transportation Network Companies are adding more cars to the streets; where is the regulation?

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.

A new crisis at City College

Chancellor pushes big cuts as deficit balloons to $31 million -- and thanks to Jerry Brown, it could get even worse.

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

Two local slates vie to set direction for state Democratic Party

Progressives take on Chiu and Yimbys in key January vote. Plus: A chance to go to Cuba (without following the rules) ... That's The Agenda, Holiday Week Edition

Climate-change denial, right here in California

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and so many other Democrats say climate change is a real threat -- but their policies on the local level don't reflect that

Prop. C will define progressive politics in SF

Homeless funding (along with state rent-control measure) pits tenants and community groups against landlords and Chamber of Commerce—and local officials will have to pick a side.

Why can’t we fix the DMV?

Assemblymember Phil Ting is taking on a problem that affects almost everyone in the state -- and that plays right into the Republicans' hands.