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Ron Conway’s attack on Campos fails to persuade actual feminists

September 22, 2014
Remember when deep-pocketed tech investor Ron Conway poured hefty cash into an independent expenditure committee to finance campaign mailers designed to smear Assembly candidate...

Golden Gate unions to strike this week, stall commutes

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor coalition announced it will strike this week, impacting commutes via bridge or ferries, and perhaps both.Thirteen unions in the...

Ellis Act evictor immortalized on a condom at Folsom Street Fair

Now you can don rubbers against evictions.Activists engaged in eviction "protection" of a different sort this Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair, as they...

Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent

September 19, 2014
By Max CherneyMayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal...

The intern behind an epic blunder: Docs illuminate Asiana fake pilots’ names debacle

September 18, 2014
Remember when a July 2013 KTVU-TV news broadcast went viral and caused jaws to drop because the anchorwoman read out fake, offensive pilots’ names...

Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century

A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of...

Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really.

September 17, 2014
In the wake of this week’s contentious hearing on legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised...

Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor

September 17, 2014
We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside...

Supervisor Mar calls for more bike access on Muni

With racks that can hold only two bikes on the front of most Muni buses, and no bike access on Muni's light rail fleet,...

Grassroots campaigns work to counter the influence of big donors

September 16, 2014
Big money is pouring into a few campaign committees for the fall election, with Big Soda targeting the soda tax, Realtors gunning for the...

Golden Gate Bridge strikes won’t effect commuters…yet

Golden Gate Bridge iron workers are on strike today , protesting retiree healthcare issues their union says were not addressed in 2012. Commuters will not...

Tenants face absurd lawsuits as “low-fault” evictions increase

September 15, 2014
An annual report issued by the Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) highlights some of the outrageous reasons landlords use to evict tenants. Since 2009, EDC...

It’s sexy time on this week’s Alternative Ink

September 15, 2014
We talked sex and summertime during last night’s installment of Alternative Ink, the Bay Guardian’s biweekly radio show on BFF.fm, along with money in...

Silicon-centric proposal to split California fails to make ballot

September 12, 2014
While we at the Bay Guardian have long been intrigued by the possibilities of splitting California up into several states — the Bay Area...

Disrupting Disrupt

September 11, 2014
A friend and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to hit the final TechCrunch Disrupt after-party last night. Because, sheer curiosity. So here comes one...

Rising tenant buyouts in SF targeted by new legislation and map

September 11, 2014
A new interactive map published today by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project shows the spike in tenancy buyouts over the last year in San...

Bombshell BART report slams hiring of union-busting negotiator Tom Hock

Independent investigators analyzing BART's recent turmultuous, rollercoaster-ride labor negotiations issued their report yesterday, concluding that last year's pair of damaging strikes could and should...

Legal aid funding for undocumented youth clears board committee

September 10, 2014
Brian, who is 12, came to the United States from Guatemala with his younger brother, Edwin, who is seven. They arrived in a car...

Lee and UC Berkeley institute take on income inequality

September 10, 2014
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society are teaming up today in Washington DC to...

Deal reached in Transbay Tower tax district showdown

The deal almost sounds too good to be true. After threats of lawsuits, frantic backdoor dealmaking and a very harried week for the Board of...

Mayor Lee: Welcome Fleet Week, prepare for disaster UPDATED

September 9, 2014
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s daily announcement of public events today included a strange pairing for tomorrow : the Blue Angels will return to...

Internet Slowdown marks fight on net neutrality

September 9, 2014
Don’t be surprised if you go online tomorrow and see a “loading” symbol – aka the proverbial “spinning wheel of death” – staring...

Realtors give $600,000 to defeat anti-speculation tax

September 9, 2014
Two Realtor groups have dumped nearly $600,000 into the campaign against Prop. G, the tax on flipping properties to discourage real estate speculation and...

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...