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Help us keep raising hell

EDITORIAL The last couple years have been some of the most difficult and precarious in the Guardian's 47 years of printing the news and raising hell in San Francisco. We've been struggling to survive...

City Hall must address rising rents

EDITORIAL Another flurry of public concern over rising rents in San Francisco — driven by one-bedroom apartments listed for almost $4,000, a well-attended forum on gentrification in the Mission, fresh residential and commercial evictions,...

Challenge Mayor Lee and his lies

EDITORIAL In the long history of San Francisco political corruption caused by Pacific Gas & Electric's willingness to do and spend whatever it takes to hold onto the energy monopoly that it illegally obtained...

Expand protections for small businesses

Jake Spade controversy shows need for more reforms

Forget the Willie Brown Bay Bridge

EDITORIAL As the California Legislature prepares to wrap up before fall recess, a resolution is working its way through the approval process to rename the western span of the Bay Bridge the "Willie L....

Anti-cyclist bias must stop

EDITORIAL The streets of San Francisco can be dangerous enough for their most vulnerable users — pedestrians and bicyclists — without the aggressive, insensitive, and judgmental attitudes that have recently been expressed toward those...

Protect local power and control

EDITORIAL There's a growing stench of political corruption — or, at the very least, hidden agendas aimed at subverting popular will in favor of entrenched corporate interests — emanating from the Mayor's Office these...

The time is now to fix Muni

EDITORIAL San Franciscans love to bash Muni, but this city would be a gridlocked nightmare without it. Despite its many flaws, Muni does a pretty good job at getting people around the city, particularly...

Get tough with defiant disrupters

EDITORIAL It may sometimes seem like we at the Bay Guardian don't like the technology industry, but nothing could be further from the truth. We tweet, click, post, and share, playing with all the...

Supporting unions helps all workers

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Bay Area has traditionally been very pro-labor, from the days when legendary longshoreman leader Harry Bridges led the San Francisco General Strike of 1934 to the modern era when labor...

Why democracy matters

EDITORIAL There's a troubling anti-democratic trend taking place in this country, one that's been recently reflected everywhere from the US Supreme Court's decision to strike down key provisions of the landmark Voting Rights Act...

Trayvon Martin: Guns escalate conflicts

OPINION The tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death is not merely the loss an innocent young boy's life, nor the criminal justice system's failure to provide justice, though those are wounds we struggle to bear....

Trayvon Martin: Can it happen here?

OPINION Like many others I have been captivated by the proceedings in the Trayvon Martin case. Personally, and as a member of the Board of Supervisors, it has inspired disappointment, outrage, frustration, and more...

More ill winds

America's Cup -- or America's flop?

So now what?

The city celebrates equality, but still leaves many behind

The Guardian is dead, long live the Guardian

We want to take this opportunity to start a conversation with our readers in the hopes that our next steps can be constructive and deliberate

Mr. Mayor: Stop supporting tax cheats

Businesses don't write the law books, remember?

A win for the tenants

A compromise that actually improves the current situation and could help slow the wave of speculative evictions

Time to enforce the law

Airbnb owes the city some money -- will we ever collect?

The next board president

No, it's not just a title. Here's our best case scenario, and a word of advice for City Hall

Measuring displacement

It's time for official reports for planned developments that "could lead to significant displacement of existing San Francisco residents."

Economic cleansing, part two

Don't let realtors' cash determine the future of San Francisco

Move on, Mr. Mayor

Ross Mirkarimi's the sheriff, and you have to work with him

Davis should drop out

The D5 candidate should follow his own "cease and dismiss" request