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Trading favors?

Randy Shaw quietly gets city funds for his Tenderloin Museum from a Mayor's Office he loudly promotes

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Two views of the waterfront

Controversial developments proposed for Port of San Francisco property trigger public debate about who should control the city's valuable edge

The future of Piers 30-32

EDITORIALIt was good news for San Francisco when the Golden State Warriors withdrew a proposal to build a new arena on Piers 30-32 and...

Waterfront height-limit proponents praise Warriors arena move

In another waterfront win, the Golden State Warriors have backed off their original arena site to another spot by the bay. Multiple news outlets are...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

Higher wages and tenants’ rights, for the win

As we document in this week's cover story, a citywide coalition has sprung up to fight for tenants' rights in the face of mounting...

Judge says state erred in 8 Washington property transfer

January 22, 2014
A San Francisco judge has ruled that the California State Lands Commission illegally exempted from environmental review a property transfer it approved in 2012...

Double standard for the role of voters in SF waterfront development?

January 20, 2014
As our article on San Francisco waterfront development was hitting the presses last week, California State Lands Commission Chief Counsel Mark Meier...

On the waterfront

Initiative would give voters a say on big waterfront projects that violate zoning standards

Article overlooks key findings and new academic research

January 13, 2014
By Corey CookI am writing in regard to Reed Nelson’s story “’Poll’ showing 73 percent approval for Mayor Lee was flawed.” As one of the...

Voter Approval to Waterfront Development campaign officially underway

January 9, 2014
The campaign to subject big projects proposed for San Francisco’s waterfront to popular approval is officially underway, with the City Attorney’s Office today issuing...

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

November 29, 2013
Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Developing divisions

Thousands of housing units are coming to market, but not many San Franciscans can afford them

Driving us crazy

Street Fight: Are some progressives screwed-up on parking?

Tale of two parties: Voters reject 8 Washington project

From the Election Night victory party for opponents of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project, the overwhelming defeat of developer-backed Propositions B and...

Tale of two parties: Was the 8 Washington defeat a referendum on City Hall?

From tonight’s victory party for opponents of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project, the overwhelming defeat of developer-backed Propositions B&C seemed to go...

LIVE: San Francisco election night coverage (Props B&C losing big)

Tonight's election is a showdown on the waterfront. Propositions B and C offer San Francisco voters the chance to shoot down the 8 Washington...

The next election

EDITORIAL This week's dismal election in San Francisco is a symptom of deeper problems in our political system, both here and across the country....

Go vote! And then go party!

November 5, 2013
It’s been quiet at the polls for today’s election with just a few more hours until they close. Although the Department of Elections predicted...