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Online Extra: Political Notes: Special election set for Palm Springs Senate seat

Online Extra: Political Notes: Special election set for Palm Springs Senate seat

As expected, Governor Gavin Newsom scheduled the special election for an open California Senate seat that includes the LGBT mecca Palm Springs to coincide with the March 3 primary.

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By John Ferrannini | November 13, 2019

Updated below: Mayor London Breed announces DA-elect Chesa Boudin will take office in January, at his request. Interim DA Suzy Loftus agrees to continue serving.

By John Ferrannini | November 13, 2019

San Francisco police said that a man was knocked unconscious and robbed at around 8 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at 22nd and Dolores streets — just blocks from Mission Dolores Park.


By Cynthia Laird | November 13, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom inducted the first drag queen into the California Hall of Fame Wednesday.

By John Ferrannini | November 12, 2019

Lawrence "Larry" Metzger, a gay man and onetime shareholder in the corporation that does business as the Mix gay bar on 18th Street in the Castro, is suing the corporation and two of its shareholders.


By John Ferrannini | November 12, 2019

The onePULSE Foundation has announced the results of a competition to design a memorial and museum in honor of the victims of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida — even as it faces some opposition to the proposal.

By Cynthia Laird | November 9, 2019

With a 170-vote lead in the District 5 supervisor race, Dean Preston declared victory Saturday, becoming the first San Francisco supervisor elected as a Democratic Socialist since gay former District 5 supervisor Harry Britt in 1980.


By Cynthia Laird | November 9, 2019

Chesa Boudin, a reform-minded deputy public defender, won the hotly contested race to be San Francisco's next district attorney.

By John Ferrannini | November 8, 2019

Convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz pleaded guilty Friday, November 8, to three felony counts before he could stand trial in an attempted murder case, according to a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's office.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2019

Officials from half a dozen San Francisco city agencies pledged Thursday to improve their efforts to serve LGBT residents over the coming year as they strive to meet a mandate for collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data.

By Cynthia Laird | November 7, 2019

Lesbian Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan on Thursday endorsed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for president.


By John Ferrannini | November 7, 2019

Two federal judges in two days have struck down the Trump administration's Denial of Care rule as a third case in San Francisco awaits a judge's decision.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2019

A property in San Francisco's Japantown that has ties to the early LGBT rights movement has won support from a state panel to receive federal historic status.


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