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Mayor London Breed sits in a red chair on a stage, wearing black framed glasses, holding her hand up with her pointer finger up as if to articulate a point. The backs of two chairs can be seen at either side of her, out of focus, in the foreground.

From Fixing Homelessness to Arresting Fentanyl Dealers, SF Mayor Breed Bemoans City Hall Red Tape

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New Polls Show Gambling Measures Props. 26 and 27 'Foundering' With Voters

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Which CA and Bay Area Candidates Are Outraising Their Opponents, and Which Are Trailing Behind?

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California Set to Become a Refuge for Transgender Health Care Under New Law

Assemblyman Matt Haney smiles among a crowd of people.

San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney to Lead California's New Opioid Committee

A teacher of South Asian descent points at a tablet with letters on it as smiling children of different races raise their hands

Still No Mandatory Kindergarten in California As Gov. Newsom Vetoes Bill, Citing Budgetary Reasons

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'The Door's Been Shut': Aunt of Man Killed by SFPD Says First Meeting With DA Jenkins Hints at Lighter Touch to Prosecuting Police

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Former Long-Time Republican, Now Democrat and Candidate for San Francisco City College Board, in Hot Water Over Tweet Opposing Critical Race Theory

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Judge Bars Leanna Louie From Appearing on November Ballot in Board of Supervisors Race

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