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City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit yesterday against former Supervisor Michael Yaki, alleging that he violated the city's lobbyist ordinance. Yaki had... More»


It's official. The rent here in San Francisco is too damn high. We know it's true not... More»


It’s about seven minutes into Mother Jones’s daily editorial meeting, and online editor Sam Baldwin, barely looking up from the... More»


If it's not one thing it's another—... More»

Sonya Molodetskaya

Sonya Molodetskaya—Russian refugee, aspiring boutique owner, mostly absentee immigrant rights commissioner, and decade-long lady... More»

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee

Midmorning at a building site on the edge of Chinatown. The fog is burning off, the earthmovers stilled. Mayor Ed Lee is here, tending to the ceremonies of... More»


With an unprecedented building boom in our midst, the city’s seven-person Planning Commission wields more control than ever, from rejecting plans for... More»


Is there a genetic test for propensity to have a really terrible end of the year? If so, 23andMe co-... More»


Last week, the Rules Committee of the Board of Supervisors unanimously recommended approval of Supervisor Mark Farrell’s open data ordinance. The... More»


"I really want you to hear this,” says Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, grabbing my arm. We’re standing on the sidelines of a... More»


There's a reason that the upcoming HBO show Looking (or as we like to call it, Girls for Gays) is set in San Francisco. Though... More»


"I was the guy holding Marissa's face," said Dominic Ware. He was part of the widely-covered protest last night that interrupted Yahoo CEO Marissa... More»