Rose Pak

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

Phil Matier: Re-Election Signals Behind The Scenes Victory For SF’s Chiu

His re-election was opposed by a number of board members and former ally, Chinatown political powerhouse Rose Pak.


Artist rendering of the Chinatown subway station indicating stair/escalator and elevator access. (SFMTA)

Herrara Blasts, Mayor Lee Defends SF Chinatown Subway Plan

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee found himself defending the Central Subway after a rival mayoral candidate, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, criticized the project’s spiraling costs and dwindling ridership projections.


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Expect San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee To Declare Candidacy On Monday

Every indication is that interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will announce very soon that he’s entering the mayor’s race to seek a full term, according to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier.


Gavin Newsom and Ed Lee at a news conference

San Francisco’s Asian American Community Backs Mayoral Front Runner Ed Lee

One of the city’s most powerful lobbying groups has thrown its weight behind appointing City Administrator Ed Lee to serve as interim mayor.