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9/18/2012

Jean Quan can be a difficult interview. It’s not that the mayor of Oakland is taciturn or uninformed; on the contrary, she will wear you... More»

9/10/2012

p r o p o n e n t s: The True Believer: As director of Restore Hetch Hetchy, Mike Marshall is the face of... More»

9/6/2012

In his year as interim mayor, the soporific alternative to his sensational, tabloid-worthy predecessors Gavin Newsom and Willie Brown, Ed Lee was all... More»

9/6/2012

Regulating nail polish. Easing up on Asian noodles. Scattering cremated remains in containers. It must be the end of another rollicking... More»

7/30/2012

Jesus is Lord of Coalinga. A billboard with a rainbow and a dove on it says so as you enter the San Joaquin Valley town of 19,100, just off I-5, 200 miles... More»

6/6/2012

Thanks to some dear friends who happen to be longtime Obama supporters, I had the rare chance to attend an exclusive fundraiser in the president’s... More»

10/17/2017

  The deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to sign bills into law was October 15th. So what have your elected officials been up to this year? In... More»

8/17/2017

  After last weekend’s tragedy in Charlottesville, the news that Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based group with ties to the alt-right,... More»

7/12/2017

  Buying and selling large quantities of precious metals is not a usual side hustle for politicians. But it’s fairly typical for... More»

6/16/2017

  Every seat in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is occupied.... More»

1/24/2017

  The trajectory of the next four years isn’t known to any of us. We can’t predict whether Donald Trump will be... More»

1/18/2017

  The trajectory of the next four years isn’t known to any of us. We can’t predict whether Donald Trump will be the worst, most... More»