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Guardian endorsement interviews: Mark Leno

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As part of our endorsement process, we have been interviewing the candidates for mayor. The interviews are unedited, presented in their entirety. Mark Leno told us that he would never have supported the Twitter tax break the way it was approved, and would have demanded more community benefits. He talked about his plan for housing and homelessness. We will be publishing...

Stay tuned for the 2018 Clean Slate Election Endorsements Guide—in print and online

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** Sign up for our newsletter and get the Endorsements in April. ** Support us so we can do this. ** Get news updates from daily site 48hills ** Snag a retro Bay Guardian T-shirt or tote! We’ve lived through a lot of bad mayors. Nine years of Dianne Feinstein, who created a downtown-development gold rush that began the gentrification crisis we see...

Putting tenants first in the Democratic Party

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“That’s Sacramento” the old timers say, as they shake their heads. For the entire time that I’ve worked on housing justice in San Francisco, housing activists have told me about about our inability, year after year, decade after decade to defeat the Ellis Act and Costa Hawkins, two laws that were written for and by the real estate industry...

VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!

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The Democratic Party controls California – and yet, this deep-blue state still suffers under Prop 13, still allows landlords to control the political agenda (at the cost of thousands of evictions and a homeless epidemic), and is going to struggle to create an effective response to Donald Trump. That’s because the California Democratic Party is still a corporate-run operation, dominated...

THE GUARDIAN CLEAN SLATE GUIDE: Take this to the polls!

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>> CLICK HERE FOR THE PRINTABLE CLEAN SLATE GUIDE (PDF)  >> CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL NOVEMBER 2016 ENDORSEMENTS! >> SUPPORT THE BAY GUARDIAN SO WE CAN KEEP DOING THIS!   

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

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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...

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

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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...

East Bay Endorsements

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We don’t have the bandwidth to do for our friends across the Bay the detailed work we did in San Francisco, so we aren’t going to weigh in on every single race and every single ballot measure. That wouldn’t be fair to anyone. But we want to make a few key endorsements – and they reflect our longstanding efforts to...

Guardian endorsements: A quick guide

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For a full explanation of Guardian endorsements, see here. For an easily printable, PDF version of this guide, click here. President: Bernie Sanders US Senate: Kamala Harris Congress, D 12: Nancy Pelosi State Senate, D 11: Jane Kim Superior Court Judge: Victor Hwang State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement State Assembly, District 19: Phil Ting Prop. 50: Yes Prop. AA: No Prop. A: Yes Prop. B: No Prop C: Yes, yes, yes Prop....

Opinion: The progressive case for Measure AA

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Editor's note: The Bay Guardian endorsed against Measure AA. You can read our argument here. This is a response by Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, and Aaron Peskin San Francisco progressives stand united in our commitment to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, the Bay Area’s defining feature and greatest natural treasure. That’s why we strongly support Measure AA, our region’s...