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Welcome, Bay Guardian readers, to the new SFBG.com! Last October, the former editors and publishers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian regained control of the 50-year-old alternative weekly paper and website. We did this with the help of our readers and outside contributors. The Bay Guardian now belongs to the San Francisco Center for Newspaper Preservation, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that...

Bay Guardian endorsements for the Democratic County Central Committee

Here are the Bay Guardian endorsements for Democratic County Central Committee, 2016. The race for Democratic County Central Committee, often a second thought on the June ballot, is now a big deal, a proxy for the defining struggle to save what’s left of San Francisco from corporate power and real-estate greed. The DCCC sets policy for the local party. A lot...

Endorsements: Kim and Leno for mayor. Mandelman for supervisor. Eastin for governor. Yes on F, No on H

>>> DOWNLOAD OUR CLEAN SLATE VOTER GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS HERE! It’s odd, considering the critical importance to the future of the city, that the news media haven’t been that fixated on the mayor’s race. Debates and forums take place several times a week. Key endorsements happen regularly. The city—this deeply wounded city, under attack from speculators and...

Election 2020 Clip-Out Guide to take to the polls (or vote from home)

Biden for President, Fielder for Senate, Yes on 21, I, K, and L: Our handy voting guide for a crucial election.

ENDORSEMENTS! The case for six progressive supes, Kim for state Senate …

This is, to channel our favorite presidential contender of 2016, a HUUUGE election. There’s an increasingly scary presidential race, control of San Francisco City Hall up for grabs, and crucial state and local ballot measures. >> CLICK HERE FOR OUR PRINTABLE CLEAN SLATE GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS In June, most local progressives did well, and while the Bernie Bump was...

Our print-out guide to take to the polls

***NOTE THESE ENDORSEMENTS ARE FOR THE JUNE ELECTIONS. THE NOVEMBER ELECTION GUIDE CAN BE FOUND HERE. Here's a simple guide to all of our endorsements: DOWNLOAD HERE: GUARDIAN CLEAN SLATE JUNE 2018 MAYOR Jane Kim and Mark Leno (you can vote for them both) SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 8 Rafael Mandelman SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE Seat 4: Phoenix Streets Seat 7: Maria Evangelista Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof Seat 11: Niki Solis STATEWIDE...

ENDORSEMENTS: ADEM Districts 17 and 19

The people who set policy for the California Democratic Party are elected as delegates. Not all of them – the Democrats who hold public office get to be delegates automatically, which means it’s harder to move the party in a progressive direction. But every two years, in a genuine nod to democracy (which sometimes seems like a...

CLEAN SLATE GUIDE 2016: Print this and take to the polls

Print this out and take it to the polls or use it to fill out your mail-in ballot. For a full explanation of our endorsements, go here. >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE PRINTABLE CLEAN SLATE GUIDE (PDF)  President: Hillary Clinton US Senate: Kamala Harris Congress, District 12: Nancy Pelosi State Senate, District 11: Jane Kim State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement State Assembly, District 19: Phil...

EDITORIAL: Vote for Kim and Leno (or Leno and Kim) to save San Francisco

The early indications are that turnout in the June 5 election will be low. According to Joe Eskenazi, who has a daily text-message service, as of May 27, 43,000 ballots have been returned; at that point in June 2016, 63,500 ballots had been turned in. So every single vote is going to matter. You can vote this weekend at City...

ENDORSEMENTS for the February 2022 Special Election

Campos for Assembly. No on the School Board recalls. Our recommendations for the Feb. 15 special election