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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 and cover local news ... they would be nothing but...

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 of thousands of undocumented workers demonstrating in the streets may...

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 as if the mantra that was first put forward by...

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 - making herself unavailable to answer questions important to Guardian readers...

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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 under attack. Consider: •The City Attorney's Office has filed an...

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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 Letter to the SF Bay Guardian The one...

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 moratorium on new market-rate housing on the east side of...

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 developers can build high-priced units in the eastern neighborhoods. In...

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 the families of people who work at Wal-Mart. That's right:...

SF’s private police force

Since long before the turn of the century, San Francisco has had a posse of private police officers patrolling the streets. Back in the 1870s, they were effectively vigilantes; by 1935 they'd become a...

Don’t deregulate cabs

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 fares haven't kept pace. The only thing that seems to...

A deep breath for city planning

It was, as housing activist Calvin Welch explained to the Planning Commission March 16, the "canary in the coal mine." A decision by the Board of Supervisors demanding further environmental review of new market-rate...

The three-year nightmare

The air of unreality in Washington, DC, is, well, unreal. On Face the Nation March 19, Vice President Dick Cheney proclaimed that the war in Iraq is going well, that the insurgency had reached...

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 Commission — and none of the news media seem to...

Transjobless

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

Letters

Preserving affordable housing It is a pity the San Francisco Bay Guardian published a narrow-minded article about the National Farm Workers Service Center . Founded in 1966 by C ésar Ch ?