"The city whose past is perhaps most closely intertwined with Asian immigrant history, including its most troubled periods, has achieved a milestone: San Francisco has its first Asian American mayor," Leslie Berestein-Rojas writes. "Yesterday’s swearing-in of City Administrator Ed Lee as interim mayor came after a flurry of political jockeying as city leaders scurried to fill the seat being vacated by former mayor and now Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who was sworn in to his new office Monday."
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