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Tom’s Town: Why were top SF officials so quiet on the police brutality issue?

By Tom Temprano DECEMBER 5, 2014 -- It has been difficult, if not impossible, to focus on anything in the news besides the utterly demoralizing...

The strangest BART Board race ever

  By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 3, 2014 – The Bay Area Rapid Transit District Board of Directors is not one of the more distinguished public agencies...

Tom’s Town: Crazy campaign mailers and endorsement

By Tom Temprano It seems as if entire forests worth of trees have sacrificed their lives to create all of the campaign literature that has...

SF district attorney wants to keep cop videos secret

    Public defender Jeff Adachi is unhappy about an attempt to squelch public access to police video By Tim Redmond JUNE 6, 2014 -- District Attorney George...

The mayor’s looming budget problem

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee has a serious budget problem. And it could become a serious political problem. See, the city is flush with a...

Supes vote 7-4 to oust Angela Chan from Police Commission

By Tim Redmond APRIL 29, 2014 -- Well, that was ugly. By a 7-4 vote, the Board of Supervisors tossed Angela Chan off the Police Commission...

City Beat: My meeting with tech folks – and what did the SFPD higher-ups know?

By Tim Redmond FEB. 28, 2014 -- The Chron's somewhat sensationalistic coverage of the "tech against displacement" meeting missed the point. At least, according to...

Politics on Tuesday: A challenge to Wiener in D8?

By Tim Redmond When Sup. Scott Wiener showed up at the Castro tenants convention, he was doing what any good politician would do in an...

Why is the SF DA trying a 14-year-old as an adult?

By Tim Redmond On June 24, 2103, an SUV pulled up near a Muni shelter at West Point Road and Middle Point Road in Hunters...