"Sanchez (D-Whittier) cited an "unexpected family matter requiring my attention" in a letter to colleagues withdrawing her name from the running for House Democratic Caucus chairwoman."
SF Mayor Breed didn't get all she wanted in election -- that's not necessarily bad
The Chronicle's TRISHA THADANI: "There was a lot on the line for Mayor London Breed on Tuesday night as she walked into a cramped pizza restaurant on Irving Street, where her preferred District Four candidate, Jessica Ho, was holding a modest election watch party."
"We know that these are just early results, so let’s not give up,” the mayor said to cheers, after the first ballot count showed Ho slipping behind her progressive competitor, Gordon Mar. “I need her on the Board of Supervisors because I want to get the job done for all of you."
"But election night didn’t exactly turn out the way Breed had hoped: Mar, a longtime labor activist, beat Ho in the preliminary counts, flipping the District Four board seat, which has long been held by a moderate."
New SF Board of Supervisors coming into focus as vote count continues
The Chronicle's TRISHA THADANI: "While there are still 118,000 ballots left to count, the new San Francisco Board of Supervisors is taking shape."
"By Thursday, five candidates held a clear lead over their opponents: incumbent Supervisor Catherine Stefani in District Two, Gordon Mar in District Four, Matt Haney in District Six, incumbent Supervisor Rafael Mandelman in District Eight and Shamann Walton in District 10."
"The results are based on Thursday’s tally under San Francisco’s ranked-choice system, which allows voters to designate their second and third choices. The department had counted 242,704 ballots by Thursday."
CalSTRS votes to build a second HQ in West Sact
Sacramento Bee's ADAM ASHTON: "The California State Teachers Retirement System on Thursday committed to a $300 million expansion of its West Sacramento headquarters, voting to build a second 275,000 square foot office building along the Sacramento River."
"CalSTRS, the $229 billion teacher pension fund, has been considering an expansion since a 2014 study suggested it would need more office space than its 17-story headquarters could provide."
"The teachers’ retirement board voted to build a second tower on its campus rather than lease space or buy an existing building in downtown Sacramento or delay construction. CalSTRS anticipates that it will be able to move into the new structure in 2021."
FDA expected to impose severe restrictions on e-cigs