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

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 Sup. David Campos, by equating his vote to reinstate Sheriff...

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 Golden Gate Highway and Transportation District are members of 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 handed out condoms with packages adorned by the face of...

Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent

By Max CherneyMayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal campaign contributions from an undercover FBI agent involved in the...

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

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 in the wake of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash?...

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 Facebook profiles for those who don't use their legal or...

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

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 for snubbing the city on collecting and paying local taxes,...

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

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 the Bay Guardian office Monday morning. Donning his signature top...

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, Sup. Eric Mar is calling on Muni to look at...

Grassroots campaigns work to counter the influence of big donors

Big money is pouring into a few campaign committees for the fall election, with Big Soda targeting the soda tax, Realtors gunning for the anti-speculation tax, and the Fisher family last week giving $500,000...

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 be affected during the strike, however. Machinists Local 1414 made...

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

An annual report issued by the Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) highlights some of the outrageous reasons landlords use to evict tenants. Since 2009, EDC reported, there’s been a 62 percent increase in the number...

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

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 politics, the tech perspective, what’s being done to help child...

Silicon-centric proposal to split California fails to make ballot

While we at the Bay Guardian have long been intrigued by the possibilities of splitting California up into several states — the Bay Area could be an economic powerhouse with compassionate social services and...

Disrupting Disrupt

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 of those borderline journalistic essays where, no, I didn’t actually...

Rising tenant buyouts in SF targeted by new legislation and map

A new interactive map published today by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project shows the spike in tenancy buyouts over the last year in San Francisco, just in time to raise awareness for Sup. David...

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 been avoided. The opinions that the analysts collected from the...

Legal aid funding for undocumented youth clears board committee

Brian, who is 12, came to the United States from Guatemala with his younger brother, Edwin, who is seven. They arrived in a car driven by a coyote, an adult who ferried them across...

Lee and UC Berkeley institute take on income inequality

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 release and discuss the institute’s first policy prescriptions for reducing...

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 Supervisors, a deal was finally reached yesterday on a dispute...

Mayor Lee: Welcome Fleet Week, prepare for disaster UPDATED

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s daily announcement of public events today included a strange pairing for tomorrow : the Blue Angels will return to perform dangerous maneuvers over this densely populated city…and we need...

Internet Slowdown marks fight on net neutrality

Don’t be surprised if you go online tomorrow and see a “loading” symbol – aka the proverbial “spinning wheel of death” – staring you in the face. No, that isn’t actually a technical...

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

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 evictions in San Francisco, a massive early donation...

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

Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay for the Transbay Terminal reconstruction, extension of rail service to...