As he runs for re-election in November, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon faces no opposition. The cozy position was unlikely, when you consider that Gascon arrived in the city as a pro-death penalty Republican from Arizona in 2009 after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom picked him to be chief of police.
The smart folk at Grammarly -- an online grammar checker -- examined Facebook posts written by supporters of the 2016 presidential candidates in a savvy bid to garner free press.
After America learned of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he lamented the loss of good, innocent people and then added: "Somehow this has become routine. ... We've become numb to this." By the next day, Obama had a remedy: "Be a single-issue voter."
"Crime drops to new lows," read Tuesday's San Francisco Chronicle headline for a story about historic lows in crime statistics, nationally as well as in the Bay Area.
California has a new death row; it's called Virginia.
I am going to miss John Boehner as speaker of the House.
To the naked eye, San Francisco City Hall appears to be a hotbed of progressive experimentation.
"I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain,'" quoth Carly Fiorina at the Republican presidential debate last week.
Democratic partisans have been rubbing their hands with glee as billionaire Donald Trump's antics have dominated the Republican primary. I hope they're enjoying themselves, because they soon may find themselves in their own world of hurt.
Who is this Carly Fiorina?
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- "Anything could happen over the next few hours," CNN anchor Jake Tapper announced at the prime-time Republican presidential debate.
California Gov. Jerry Brown convened a special session of the Legislature to fix a $1 billion shortfall in health care funding -- and the bill the Legislature sent to his desk would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
onald Trump may have cost Jeb Bush and Scott Walker front-runner status in national polls on the Republican presidential primary, but he has been a veritable fairy godfather to Ben Carson.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee complained on ABC's "This Week" that both Gavin Newsom and Kim Davis broke marriage laws but there's a double standard.
"We're here not only for Kate, to keep her memory alive, but to have something done," a shellshocked James Steinle pronounced at a Tuesday news conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.
"All I ask is fairness," Donald Trump has told the media.
Why is New York so much cleaner than San Francisco? It's a question you hear all the time, even as some New Yorkers swear that Mayor Bill de Blasio's lighter approach to law enforcement has undone some of the gains made under former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg.
Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation -- the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task.
I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean.