San Francisco - city in California. Founded in 1848.
Population: 776,733 (2000) Mayor: Gavin Newsom, 2004-08
Board of Supervisors
- Jake McGoldrick, District 1 (Richmond)
- Michela Alioto-Pier, District 2 (Marina/Pacific Heights/Presidio)
- Aaron Peskin, District 3 (Chinatown/North Beach/Nob Hill) (current president)
- Fiona Ma, District 4 (Sunset)
- Ross Mikarimi, District 5 (Haight/Western Addition/Inner Sunset)
- Chris Daly, District 6 (Tenderloin/South of Market)
- Sean Elsbernd, District 7 (Twin Peaks/Forest Hill/West Portal)
- Bevan Dufty, District 8 (Castro/Noe Valley)
- Tom Ammiano, District 9 (Mission/Bernal Heights)
- Sophie Maxwell, District 10 (Portrero Hill/Hunter's Point/Visitacion Valley)
- Gerardo Sandoval, District 11 (Excelsior/Ingleside)
Supervisors in even-numbered districts are all up for re-election in November 2006.
- District 3: Carole Migden (D)
- District 8: Jackie Speier (D)
- District 12: Leland Yee (D)
- District 13: Mark Leno (D)
San Francisco was founded in 1848, on the site of the Mexican settlement of Yerba Buena. As a result of the California Gold Rush, the population of San Francisco grew rapidly after the American conquest.
Nineteenth Century - Labor and Exclusion
By 1880, the city was populated by a diverse set of European ethnic groups, along with Mexicans and Chinese. In 1879, the Workingmen's Party of California won local elections on an anti-Chinese platform.
Progressive Era and Union Power
World War II and the Left Coast City
- SF Usual Suspects - a compendium of links to news articles on SF politics, as well as hosting original commentary by a number of local observers, along with extensive political resources, including an updated list on rumored candidates for various city offices.
- SF Bay Guardian - left-wing weekly paper founded in 1966
- SF City and County Government
- World Affairs Council of Northern California