San Francisco

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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.

U.S. Represenatives

California State Senators

  • District 3: Carole Migden (D)
  • District 8: Jackie Speier (D)

California State Assembly

  • 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


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