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Political Notes: Among major West Coast cities, SF and LA lag on census response

Political Notes: Among major West Coast cities, SF and LA lag on census response

Among major West Coast cities, only Los Angeles has a worse response rate on the 2020 census than San Francisco.

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By Cynthia Laird | August 14, 2020

Hadley Dale Hall, a pioneer in aging services in San Francisco and a leader in the LGBTQ+ community, died August 10, following a brief illness. He was 87.

By Cynthia Laird | August 14, 2020

Joe Biden's campaign held a wide-ranging virtual national conversation for LGBTQ+ women August 13, as participants praised his selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate and expressed hope for a future under a new administration.


By by Masood Samereie | August 14, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought forward what could be considered one of the most important social discussions in a generation.

By John Ferrannini | August 13, 2020

State Senator Scott Wiener held a news conference with other public officials and nonprofit leaders August 13 to clarify what his sex offender registry bill would do in the face of alleged attacks from adherents of QAnon conspiracy theories.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 13, 2020

In 2018, when Justin Sha sought a Fremont City Council seat, his ballot designation told voters he was an "entrepreneur/law clerk." Yet having graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law that year, Sha also claimed to be a lawyer.

By John Ferrannini | August 12, 2020

The tapes of the landmark 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial will not be released Wednesday due to a temporary stay ordered by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals August 11.


By Sari Staver | August 12, 2020

Longtime organizer Karine Jean-Pierre has been named chief of staff for Democratic presumptive vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-California).

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

A quartet of out East Bay elected officials will automatically be sworn into new terms as no one filed to challenge them on the fall ballot.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

Its normal schedule of high-priced fundraising dinners in cities around the state upended by the novel coronavirus outbreak, LGBTQ rights organization Equality California is pivoting to holding one star-studded statewide awards ceremony this fall.

By John Ferrannini | August 11, 2020

California Senator Kamala Harris was selected by presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. Tuesday to be his running mate on the party's 2020 ticket.


By Sari Staver | August 11, 2020

Several dozen San Francisco police and city officials from the Healthy Streets Operations were clearing the block-long homeless encampment Tuesday morning on Noe Street between Duboce and 15th streets, adjacent to California Pacific Medical Center.

By Cynthia Laird | August 10, 2020

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rules committee voted 3-0 Monday, August 10, to recommend the nominations of two women to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's board.


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