Stories about State Assembly

Bill that could cost SF $50 million up for key Assembly vote

A bill that could cost San Francisco as much as $50 million in lost affordable housing money comes before a key state Assembly committee tomorrow, and the chair, SF’s...

Large majority of voters support tax on millionaires

Some 70 percent of California voters would support a higher tax on income above $1 million, a new poll shows. The survey, by the highly respected firm of David Binder...

LGBT leaders take on elder abuse

Two longtime LGBT leaders are holding a special event Thursday/5 to discuss elder abuse in the queer community. The LGBT population of San Francisco is aging. The National Center on Elder...

Preston to join board Dec. 17

City Hall will move another big step in the progressive direction next week as Dean Preston joins the Board of Supes. Preston, who narrowly defeated incumbent Vallie Brown in November,...

Behind the ‘dark money’ in the DA’s race

Suzy Loftus, a candidate for district attorney, just sent out a fundraising email complaining that a “dark money” group is pouring money into the DA’s race -- and one...

Convention Day One: Prop. 13 reform, progressive support for Kimberly Ellis …

Wow – just the first afternoon, no candidates for president yet -- and so much is happening at the state Democratic Party convention. We had the battle around allowing undocumented...

Large, enthusiastic crowd welcomes Bernie Sanders to San Francisco

Adults, teens, children and their pets gathered in Green Meadow Park near Fort Mason on a sunny Sunday afternoon March 24. Sen. Bernie Sanders greeted thousands of supporters as...

Police-reform advocates push Assembly bill to restrict shootings

Nine hundred ninety-eight. That’s how many people were shot and killed by police in the US in 2018. And 115 of those were in California. That’s 2.96 deadly police...

Playwright Lauren Yee’s tribute to China Town community comes home to SF

Lauren Yee’s play, King of the Yees, has been produced all over – Baltimore, Toronto, Seattle, and Chicago. But she’s particularly excited for it to come to the San...

The real stakes in the board president vote

Political observers are scrambling to figure out who the next president of the Board of Supes will be – and in the process, some of the key players have...