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Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement agencies — Mayor Jean Quan announced that it wouldn't be...

Defend the deal

EDITORIAL Creating a functional and equitable San Francisco for tomorrow requires political will and foresight today. Do our current political leaders have the requisite courage and commitment to the broad public interest, or are...

Tale of two Internets

Officials work to close the digital divide, an inequitable reality even in high-tech SF

Racing for solutions

Candidates running in District 10 debate the myriad problems facing southeast San Francisco

Schools not prisons

Support Prop. 47

Alerts: September 3 – 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY 3 Panel: Agriculture and Journalism SF Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/agriculturebeat. 6pm, $20 nonmembers, $8 members, $7 students. Cutbacks in reporting staff have decreased the amount of agriculture related journalism, yet in today's...

Guardian Intelligence: September 3 – 9, 2014

CASTRO CURTAIN CALLIf your favorite thing about seeing movies at the historic Castro Theatre is hearing the score for that Charlie Chaplin short played on the instrument that would've been used when the film...

Get to work

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Board of Supervisors returned to work this week after a month-long summer recess. While it may be too much to expect the supervisors to seriously tackle the many pressing issues...

Nuclear shakeup

Leaked earthquake safety document raises fresh concerns about Diablo Canyon, which activists want shut down

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Wrestling with survivor’s guilt in a crazy world

By Jeanene HarlickOPINION This is one of the ways you become that person who wants to take his or her life.It happens slowly. You've always known you were different. Everyone always told you that you...

Alerts: August 27 – September 2, 2014

THURSDAY 28 SF MIME TROUPE PERFORMANCE 855 Treat, SF. www.sfmt.org. 6:30-7:30pm, suggested donation $20. The old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician, all trapped on a boat. It sounds like a reality show...

Gearing up for war

The SFPD and police departments across the country get free military equipment, but does it make us safer or provoke violence?

Waiting for answers

Community calls for justice and transparency in police shooting of Nieto after new eyewitness contradicts SFPD version

Guardian Intelligence: August 27 – September 2, 2014

 REAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALHeavens to Betsy! An earthquake hit wine country, and the upper-middle class are dealing with spilled rivers of their favorite cabernet. While everyone scrambles to pack their earthquake survival kits, we have...

No comment

EDITORIAL We've heard quite a bit of reader feedback to our decision last week to indefinitely suspend comments on our SFBG.com website (see "Troll no more," page 14), most of it positive. While the...

Teachers prepared to strike

United Educators of San Francisco authorize preliminary strike vote as concerns about cost of living rise

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly to garner support for his transportation bond and vehicle license...

Alerts: August 20 – 26, 2014

THURSDAY 21 Forum on Keystone XL Pipeline The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. 6pm, $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Join David Baker, energy reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle,...

Too many parking tickets in SF

 By David Hegarty OPINION San Francisco made $87 million in parking citation revenue in 2012; roughly double what the city made off actual paid parking meter revenue.Let that sink in for a minute.It's become...

Guardian Intelligence: August 20 – 26, 2014

LIVE AND LET DIENo one better to close out the cold, remote, history-filled behemoth that is Candlestick Park than Sir Paul McCartney, who played a an energetic three-hour set at the stadium Aug. 14...

Burners and residents matter

EDITORIAL Burning Man and San Francisco have developed a close and symbiotic relationship in recent years, with members of the Board of Supervisors doing whirlwind VIP tours of the playa, burner artworks temporarily placed...

More time, same crime

Decades after crack cocaine "epidemic," bill aims for parity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing

Burning Man jumps the shark

How a high-minded countercultural experiment ended up on everyone's bucket list