Stories about Sacramento

CASA’s secret New York junket

42 people flew to Manhattan for a three-day event that had no real policy purpose -- and MTC is stonewalling on releasing the price tag.

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.

Political power — in San Francisco and Sacramento

Progressives celebrate in Chinatown as Newsom puts out meaningless platitudes that ignore the issue of massive wealth inequality.

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

Public money finances secret meetings of powerful group—to encourage the Growth Machine with no protections for tenants and no barriers against displacement, all in the name of solving the housing crisis.

SF transportation agency gives private buses illegal access to transit-only lanes

The Google buses shouldn't be in the red lanes, for a long list of reasons. Why is SF letting that happen?

Behind the battle for board president

Why is it a problem that a progressive woman is openly campaigning for the job?

A new housing ‘compact’ looks a lot like a developer’s dream

Nonprofit leaders seeking consensus come up with a deal: Modest tenant protections in exchange for more market-rate housing and displacement.

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

It's hard to campaign to be a neighborhood supervisor when you attack neighborhoods.

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.

Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.