Non-Citizens Used to Vote Regularly in America. Should More Elections Be Open to Them Today?
The Constitution doesn't bar non-citizens from voting, but when San Francisco opened up school elections to all residents, a conservative firestorm followed.
San Francisco Is Set to Ban Vape Sales. What Other Restrictions Have Places Tried?
City and state governments are responding to skyrocketing youth vaping rates, which went up 78 percent between 2017 and 2018.
Viewfinder: Activists Rally in San Francisco in Support of Protections for Asylum Seekers
A protester holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the James R. Browning United States Courthouse on June 11th, 2019, in San Francisco, California.
San Francisco Police Raided a Freelance Journalist's Home. Was It Legal?
An expert on First Amendment rights weighs in on what happened to Bryan Carmody last Friday.
San Francisco Is Voting Today to Ban the City's Use of Facial Recognition Technology
The vote comes amid concerns that the technology violates civil liberties and is subject to racial biases.
Viewfinder: San Francisco City Workers Demand Equal Pay For Women
Workers march during a rally outside of the City and County of San Francisco Human Resources office on March 7th, 2019, in San Francisco, California.
Tech Titans Battle Over San Francisco's Proposed Tax to Benefit the Homeless
Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, has pitted himself against Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter and Square, by spending millions of dollars to fund campaigns promoting the passage of a homelessness benefits initiative in the city.
At GCAS, Jerry Brown Says 'The Future Is Us.' Unfortunately, He's Right.
Local leaders from around the world convene at this week's Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
How States Across the Country Are Dealing With Teacher Shortages
States are struggling to both recruit and retain teachers.
Viewfinder: Protesters Demonstrate Against ICE in San Francisco
Protesters hold signs as they block Sansome Street during a demonstration outside of the San Francisco office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on June 19th, 2018, in San Francisco, California.
How a Local Surf Break Became the Last Bastion of Old San Francisco
Fort Point, a novelty wave located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, is a flash point in the ongoing struggle surrounding gentrification in the Bay Area.
Can Legislation Lower California's Exorbitant Real Estate Prices?
Through shifting control of land use policy from local to regional governments, SB 827 wants to reduce the Golden State's cost of housing.
Trump Calls U.S. Court System 'Broken and Unfair' After DACA Ruling
A judge ruled Tuesday night that the Trump administration has to keep DACA intact.
Beating AIDS With the Help of Data—and Engaging Directly With Your Care
How a multi-disciplinary approach can reduce transmission and encourage patients to engage consistently in their treatment.