San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

U.S. Capitol

Bay Area Politicians, Citizens Head To Nation’s Capital For Inauguration

President Barack Obama’s second term will kick off with much fanfare in Washington, D.C. this holiday weekend and the Bay Area will be well represented with local politicians, community leaders and residents in attendance.

01/19/2013

Ed Lee

SF Mayor Lee Says Going Over Fiscal Cliff Means Loss Of Medical Funding

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee weighs in on how a plunge over the “fiscal cliff” could impact local health services.

12/25/2012

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

Phil Matier: SF Housing Authority Complaints Reflect Poorly On Mayor

The embattled head of the San Francisco Housing Authority, under investigation and being sued over complaints of bullying and intimidating employees, has now come under fire by low income tenants who live in the buildings his agency manages.

12/06/2012

Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate Gets Honorary Doctorate From USF

Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in San Francisco during her landmark visit to the U.S. where she received an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco.

09/29/2012

Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. (US Navy)

Hunters Point Developer Contributes Millions For Job Training, Affordable Housing

The contribution marks the first installment of $37.5 million dedicated for those purposes, and Mayor Ed Lee, who spoke at a ceremony at City Hall Thursday morning celebrating the donation, said he intends to ensure that promise is met.

05/04/2012

Oracle Racing AC45 catamarans practice in the San Francisco Bay on February 21, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pier 27’s Transformation Underway; Makes Way For SF’s America’s Cup

The ceremonial agreement to bring the America’s Cup sailing race to San Francisco in 2013 was signed by Mayor Ed Lee at Pier 27, which will see some major changes.

04/30/2012

Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Mirkarimi’s Wife Allowed To Take Son On Visit To Venezuela

Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s wife has been granted permission to take their 2-year-old son to Venezuela for five weeks while she visits her ailing father.

03/23/2012

Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers

Phil Matier: Preventing Future Outages at Candlestick

San Francisco and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials plan to install equipment to help prevent a repeat of Monday’s blackouts at Candlestick Park, which happened during a nationally televised game between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

12/23/2011

Ed Lee

Post-Election, San Francisco Mayor Lee Looks To Tackle His To-Do List

With the ranked choice ballots calculated, voters are now looking for SF’s Mayor Ed Lee to fulfill his campaign promises and deal with a city-wide eight percent unemployment rate.

11/12/2011

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

San Franciscans Rally To Support Central Subway

Mayor Ed Lee and supporters of a Muni underground that will run from South of Market to Chinatown rallied at City Hall Friday to counteract criticism of a transit project recently derided as a subway to nowhere.

09/09/2011

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