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San Francisco just appointed a new mayor to a heckling crowd, and everyone is arguing over who is the real puppet for the tech industry

Supervisor Mark Farrell has been voted in as San Francisco's interim mayor. He replaces acting mayor London Breed, who took over the role following Ed Lee's sudden death. San Francisco has a new interim mayor — and no one is sure whether...Show More Summary

‘Shame on you’: San Francisco activists enraged as progressives replace acting mayor London Breed with Mark Farrell

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In a late night vote at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a second interim mayor was selected after the untimely death of Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Interim mayor London Breed, a black female who ascended upon Lee’s death, was passed over for Supervisor Mark...

This San Francisco Chinatown Building May Become The First U.S. Chinese American Museum

It may be an idea whose time has come, especially if it honors recently - and suddenly - deceased mayor Ed Lee. "The 838 Grant Ave. property is just a block from historic Portsmouth Square, which some politicians have already begun pushing to rename after Lee. Now there is talk of blending the two efforts, […]

Breed wants to rename SF’s Portsmouth Square after Ed Lee

San Francisco acting Mayor London Breed wants to rename Portsmouth Square — one of the oldest and most significant historical sites in the city — after former Mayor Ed Lee, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack last month. Speaking...Show More Summary

‘Squinty Eyes’ Reference Made At Mayor Ed Lee's Memorial Causes A Stir

Members of San Francisco’s Chinese-American community have voiced their displeasure after a public official made a racially insensitive remark during the memorial service for the city’s Mayor Ed Lee held last Sunday.

SF Mayor Lee was able to answer questions in ambulance after collapsing

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was able to answer paramedics’ questions as he rode to the hospital in an ambulance from the Safeway where he had collapsed the night of Dec. 11, before dying of a heart attack three hours later. Sources familiar...Show More Summary

‘Squinty eyes’ remark about Ed Lee draws rebuke

Two retired San Francisco judges told a Chinatown audience mourning former Mayor Ed Lee that they were dismayed that a speaker at Sunday’s City Hall memorial service referred to his “squinty eyes” when he laughed. Lillian Sing and Julie...Show More Summary

Camera equipment of KGO-TV news crew stolen outside SF City Hall

The camera equipment of a KGO-TV news crew was stolen Monday night outside San Francisco City Hall, just as they were preparing for a live broadcast in front of a memorial for Mayor Ed Lee. The theft took place around 6 p.m., on theShow More Summary

San Francisco is getting a new mayor after Ed Lee’s death, and the tech industry’s cozy status in the city may be finished

San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee died last week, leaving behind a seven year legacy in city politics. Lee is considered largely responsible for bolstering the city's economy by ushering in the post-recession tech boom. Lee faced past controversy regarding San Francisco's increased gentrification and punishing housing market. Show More Summary

SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee Read More » The post SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Medical examiner confirms heart attack killed Mayor Ed Lee

The San Francisco medical examiner confirmed that a heart attack killed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week. The results of the examination were released on Monday. Lee died about 1 a.m. Dec. 12 after collapsing in a Safeway store on Monterey Boulevard near his home about three hours earlier. Show More Summary

Overflow crowd says goodbye to SF Mayor Ed Lee

They came from all over the city and beyond, lining up Sunday for hours outside San Francisco’s City Hall to remember the man so many knew as not just Mayor Ed Lee, but as a nice guy with an ever-ready kind word who just happened toShow More Summary

Luminaries, performers to send off Mayor Lee at celebration of life Sunday

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be remembered Sunday in the Beaux Arts building where he spent decades of his life — initially as a quiet nuts-and-bolts bureaucrat and later as the first Asian American to hold the city’s top job. The celebration of life service, which begins at 3 p.m. Show More Summary

San Francisco remembers Mayor Ed Lee in day of memorials

Mourners are expected to stream through San Francisco’s City Hall on Friday to pay their respects to former Mayor Ed Lee, whose body will lie in repose in the building’s rotunda. Lee, 65, was San Francisco’s first Asian American mayor and presided over the city for nearly seven years as it climbed...

San Francisco remembers Mayor Ed Lee in day of memorials

Mourners are expected to stream through San Francisco’s City Hall on Friday to pay their respects to former Mayor Ed Lee, whose body will lie in repose in the building’s rotunda. Lee, 65, was San Francisco’s first Asian American mayor and presided over the city for nearly seven years as it climbed...

The Latest: Body in San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall

The Latest on (all times local): 7 a.m. A police motorcade has escorted the body of late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to City Hall, where a giant American flag … Click to Continue »

Mayor Ed Lee escorted to SF City Hall for the last time

A black hearse escorted by police on motorcycles slowly made its way from a Daly City mortuary to San Francisco City Hall, carrying the body of Mayor Ed Lee before dawn Friday morning. The somber motorcade left the Duggan Serra Mortuary...Show More Summary

Mourners to pay respects to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Mourners are expected to stream through San Francisco's City Hall Friday to pay their respects to former Mayor Ed Lee, whose body will lie in repose in the building's rotunda. … Click to Continue »

Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy

I envisioned writing about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s historic legacy—-in December 2019, as his days in office ended. It is with great sadness that I publish this now. I may have written more stories about Mayor Lee’s tenure than Read More » The post Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy appeared first on Beyond Chron.

The Latest: Safeway spokeswoman says workers will miss mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (all times local):

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