Raised in the projects: San Fran elects black woman mayor

London Breed
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s incoming mayor, London Breed, knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand. She was raised by her grandmother in the city’s drug- and violence-riddled projects.

Now it’s her job to try to unite San Francisco, a city unsettled by the high-tech boom.

Breed won last week’s mayoral contest, becoming the first black woman elected to lead San Francisco.

The city’s dot-com economy has sent the median price of a home soaring to $1.3 million and worsened homelessness.