Stories about San Francisco

Newsom’s final try at undermining voter control of the waterfront

Final arguments in lawsuit against the city show limited evidence that Prop. B has done any harm

Newsom’s agency keeps trying to tell voters they have no say on waterfront

Lands Commission says SF is losing money at the Port -- but can present no clear evidence at all

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

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.'

Planning Commission rejects condo application after 100-year-old was evicted

In a stunning, unanimous decision, planners say you can't evict a centenarian, lie about it on your condo application, and get a lucrative permit

The narrow loophole that lets Breed control both branches of government

She's the acting mayor, has all the powers of the mayor -- but didn't take the oath of office. That's why, according to the city attorney, she can do both jobs

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?

Kim and Breed file; Herrera doesn’t. The race is on

Can progressives make ranked-choice voting work -- or will two competing candidates leave room for the status quo?

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