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Single town?

Like Clear Channel radio stations, many smaller papers would have little or no staff, nobody to answer the phone, nobody to take local tips...

A dose of reality on immigration

EDITORIAL The massive immigrant rallies, marches, and work boycotts on May 1 may have been an inconvenience to some, and the sight of tens...

A strong small-business agenda

EDITORIAL You read the academic journals these days, or peruse economic-development Web sites, and everyone seems to be talking about sustainable urban economics. It's...

20 questions for Fiona Ma

Sup. Fiona Ma, who is running for state Assembly, last week decided to skip an endorsement interview that she scheduled with the Guardian -...

Our Annual Small Business Awards

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Sunshine smoke screens

EDITORIAL There are danger signals coming out of City Hall these days, some not-so-subtle indications that the city's open-government laws might be quietly coming...

Read City Attorney’s reaction

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Read James Chaffee’s response

Contact: James Chaffee 584-8999  SaveOurLibraries.com / savebooks@pacbell.net Being Vexatious Down At the Public Library Is a Virtue Open...

The right housing fees

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed what we reported a month ago: The Board of Supervisors has effectively put in place a...

The condo war continues

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Planning Department is having a little trouble dealing with the fact that — for the moment — no more condo...

Make Wal-Mart pay

EDITORIAL According to the University of California's Labor Center, the state spent $86 million last year paying for heath care and social services for...

SF’s private police force

March 28, 2006
Since long before the turn of the century, San Francisco has had a posse of private police officers patrolling the streets. Back in the...

Don’t deregulate cabs

March 28, 2006
It's not a great time to be a San Francisco taxi driver. High gas prices are taking cash directly out of drivers' pockets, and...

A deep breath for city planning

March 21, 2006
It was, as housing activist Calvin Welch explained to the Planning Commission March 16, the "canary in the coal mine." A decision by the...

The three-year nightmare

March 21, 2006
The air of unreality in Washington, DC, is, well, unreal. On Face the Nation March 19, Vice President Dick Cheney proclaimed that the war...

EDITOR’S NOTES

It still boggles my mind: One of the most significant development issues in years came to a head last week at the City Planning...

Transjobless

Imagine trying to find a job without a shred of work history. Welcome to the transgender job hunt.

Letters

January 17, 2006
Preserving affordable housing It is a pity the San Francisco Bay Guardian published a narrow-minded article about the National Farm Workers Service Center...