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SFPD still searching for man who beat Feather; memorial fund set up

There have been no new developments in the case of Feather, aka Bryan Higgins, the Radical Faerie who was found beaten near Duboce Park, and who later died at SF General. Feather was found around...

We’re draining the swamp: No more comments at SFBG.com, at least for now

There’s a tipping point between constructive criticism and destructive disparagement, and when the latter category is layered with an onslaught of spam from spellcasters, solicitors, and scammers — well, those scales have now tipped...

Grover Norquist to take the stage at Burning Man … right after a fake guru

Burning Man’s most notorious attendee, ultra-conservative Grover Norquist, has been confirmed as the closing speaker at a playa lecture series. And get this: Norquist’s scheduled talk will be directly preceded by that of a...

Live shots: Pro-Palestine activists block ship at the Port of Oakland

Pro-Palestine activists marched on Saturday to block an Israeli ship scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland, protesting Gaza violence.Well over 1,000 protesters marched from the West Oakland BART station to the port...

Guardianistas on the air: Catch our Alternative Ink and Expanding Mind broadcasts

We Guardianistas aren’t just tethered to our keyboards, writing stories for our weekly print and daily online editions. We’re also working the microphones at public events and online broadcast outlets on a regular basis,...

Film festival organizers call for safer San Francisco streets

Editor’s Note: Aug. 19 marks the Bay Area Global Health Film Festival, hosted by the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology. The theme of this year’s festival is “Road Traffic Safety Locally … and Globally,”...

Was Oakland’s moment of silence for Ferguson buzzed by a police helicopter?

As many of us watched in horror as Ferguson, Missouri police lobbed tear gas grenades and fired rubber bullets into crowds of their own citizens, demonstrations in Oakland and San Francisco yesterday made a...

Scenes from a Faerie farewell

An unseasonably warm afternoon breeze wafted the scent of burning sage over Duboce Park yesterday, as a crowd of 200 or so mourners joined hands in a giant prayer circle to celebrate the life...

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic Party, decided on its endorsements for the Nov. 4 election....

Lee and Pelosi talk middle class jobs in unequal SF

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) joined Mayor Ed Lee at a press conference yesterday at Yerba Buena across from the construction site of a Central Subway station. It was billed as an...

San Francisco rent explosion: Median rent for two-bedroom apartment tops $4K

Hold onto your butts, a new study on San Francisco's rental market (yes another one) reveals the city's newest most expensive neighborhoods. Priceonomics went pretty darn viral last year upon release of its first study...

Ruling provides more access to SFPD misconduct files

A California appellate court issued a ruling this week opening up San Francisco Police Department personnel files to prosecutors, who then must disclose to defense attorneys when officers have criminal or other misconduct...

SF school board votes to aid Central American child refugees, hopes to spark national movement

Waves of Central American child refugees are landing in San Francisco, fleeing violence in their home countries. A growing number of supporters are lending aid, and now the San Francisco Unified School District is...

Vigil at 3:33pm tomorrow for Feather, faerie found beaten near Duboce Park

The life of Bryan Higgins, 31, know among his radical faerie community as Feather, will be celebrated tomorrow at 3:33pm with a vigil at Duboce Park -- the exact moment his family wishes to...

Real estate speculators physically push out Ellis Act eviciton protesters

Native San Franciscan Benito Santiago, 64, joined a protest Aug. 12 in an attempt to remind his evictors that he's a human being – not a roadblock to profit.Santiago is facing an Ellis Act...

Shahum leaving SF Bike Coalition to study Vision Zero

San Francisco cyclists are losing a key advocate — but this and other US cities may next year gain a knowledgable new leader for Vision Zero, the ambitious program for eliminating all pedestrian deaths...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing candidates’ headshots and the party’s positions on local measures, can...

California water bond still fluid despite looming deadline UPDATED

California is in the midst of a record-setting drought, but state lawmakers still aren't fully on board with Proposition 43, a water bond measure that could finally enact the aborted Safe, Clean and Reliable...

The school principal who raps

Picture your former principal in a rap video. Oh, mama. It hurts, psychologically and emotionally, doesn't it? That's because, following the guidelines set by many mainstream rap videos, said principal is probably wearing a...

Chiu’s proposed Airbnb regulations clear Planning Commission

Board President David Chiu’s proposed legislation regulating short-term rentals facilitated by tech companies Airbnb and VRBO won approval from the San Francisco Planning Commission on Aug. 7. At the start of a public hearing,...

Gaza protests this week and next

Activists with Arab Youth Organization and a number of other entities staged a protest Aug. 6 outside the San Francisco Federal Building, where Rep. Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office is located, calling on U.S....

Messed up: Did this man vandalize Alejandro Nieto’s memorial?

Alejandro Nieto was killed after a hotly debated, horrifying confrontation with the SFPD nearly five months ago. Since his death, his family and loved ones often gather at a memorial on Bernal Hill to...

Talking Gaza, sharing falafel

By Roni KrouzmanTwenty years ago, I walked into a Palestinian restaurant in occupied East Jerusalem with my Israeli cousin. He was one year into his military service, clad in IDF military fatigues and carrying...

Until we legalize marijuana, reduce arrests

By Endria Richardson Last week, the Editorial Board of the New York Times called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana. Marijuana legalization would be a strong step towards reducing the...