‘You’re killing Treasure Island’: Matt Dorsey’s first political test could be an inherited controversy

Justin Phillips, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2022 During an in-person meeting with San Francisco County Transportation Authority staff last week, Treasure Island residents hammered home a point they’ve been making for years about a controversial toll proposal: The toll would upend the lives of low-income residents and city leaders seem to be ignoring…

Decimated by the pandemic, S.F. tourism is finally bouncing back. Here’s why

Gregory Thomas, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2022 During the height of San Francisco’s pandemic lockdown, San Francisco’s hottest neighborhood for tourists — Fisherman’s Wharf — was eerily lifeless. But catch Fisherman’s Wharf on a sunny weekend afternoon this summer and it’s nearly as busy as it was pre-pandemic, when San Francisco was enjoying…

Inside ‘horrible,’ ‘icy’ first meeting held by new San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins

Eric Ting, SFGATE, July 8, 2022 After being sworn in as San Francisco’s new district attorney at City Hall on Friday afternoon, Brooke Jenkins —appointed by Mayor London Breed to replace the recalled Chesa Boudin — traveled to her new office building to hold her first meeting with around 25 senior staffers. Multiple people in…

S.F.’s new D.A. is Brooke Jenkins, the prosecutor who left Chesa Boudin’s office and joined the recall

Mallory Moench, Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2022 Mayor London Breed picked former prosecutor Brooke Jenkins to be San Francisco’s next district attorney following a historic recall that ousted Chesa Boudin from office two years into his term. Jenkins quit her job in the district attorney’s office to campaign against her former boss, becoming…

The Worker-Business Coalition That Toppled Boudin, And Its Future

Michael Bernick, Forbes, June 15, 2022 (The worker-business coalition that toppled Chesa Boudin last week is a model for other communities. It succeeded in taking action against a failed ideology, and in bringing together a multi-racial working class and middle class constituency.) A report issued last Friday showed office occupancy in San Francisco’s core business district…

KQED Voter Guide

California’s primary election is scheduled for June 7, 2022. Voters in the Bay Area will decide on local races, measures and primaries for statewide offices. Every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail, which county election officials will begin to send out by May 9 — the same day that early voting sites…