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Mayor Ed Lee’s committee gives $10,000 that it doesn’t have to the 8 Washington project UPDATED

November 1, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee presents himself as a model of fiscal responsibility, but the Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco Committee that he...

Shit happened (Oct. 23-29)

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Developer-funded 8 Washington campaign spends $1.8 million pushing Props. B&C

October 25, 2013
The developer of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project and his allies have spent more $1.8 million this year pushing Propositions B and...

Tenant groups propose sweeping package to ease the “eviction epidemic”

October 24, 2013
Tenant advocates today proposed a sweeping set of legislative proposals to address what they’re calling the “eviction epidemic” that has hit San Francisco, seeking...

Alerts

October 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY 23An Evening with the Authors of DOLLAROCRACY First Congressional Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berk. 7:30-9:30pm, $15. John Nichols and Robert McChesney will discuss...

Guardian forum examines who San Francisco is building housing for

October 22, 2013
Our original intention for “Housing for Whom?” — a Bay Guardian community forum tomorrrow night (Wed/23) at the LGBT Center — was to look...

Campaign cash still flows during lackluster election cycle

October 17, 2013
We may be headed for the most widely ignored election in many years on Nov. 5 — with very low turnout expected to decide...

Commodifying urban real estate hurts the culture of big cities

October 16, 2013
When urban real estate is turned into merely a commodity — or just another safe place for the wealthy to park their cash in...

Help us keep raising hell

EDITORIAL The last couple years have been some of the most difficult and precarious in the Guardian's 47 years of printing the news and...

Endorsements 2013

Stop the 8 Washington project! No, no, no on B, no on C, yes on A, re-elect Hererra. Our guide to the Nov. 5 elections

SF Democratic Party opposes developers’ 8 Washington initiative

August 15, 2013
On Wed/14, members of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted 14-6 to oppose Proposition B, a San Francisco ballot measure backed by...

Agency official under fire for development project endorsement

August 8, 2013
Did a high-ranking official of a regional conservation authority improperly use her influence to secure $10,000 for a nonprofit she chairs the board of?...

8 Washington opponents try to torpedo counter-initiative

Opponents of 8 Washington, a hotly contested development project that would erect 134 new condos priced at $5 million apiece and up along the...

Desperate for support, 8 Washington developers run ads proclaiming: “Stop the 1%”

June 25, 2013
With a July 8 deadline fast approaching, the developers behind the 8 Washington project are taking steps to ensure their measure to approve one...

Guardian Intelligence

Virgil's Sea Room, queer education in schools, Ron Lanza memorial, Sean Parker's nuptials ... what you need to know this week

8 Washington and the Warriors

June 11, 2013
I won't be a bit surprised if the Warriors start putting money behind Simon Snellgrove's efforts to win ballot approval for his 8 Washington...

Dianne Feinstein and 8 Washington: The letters

May 29, 2013
Here's a fascinating little bit of history that relates to the 8 Washington project.In 1984, the owners of Golden Gateway proposed to build a...

Former planning director explains 8 Washington lies

May 28, 2013
Nice oped piece in the Examiner by former City Planning Director Allan Jacobs about the lies behind the campaign to save 8 Washington from...

Democrats reject 8 Washington

May 23, 2013
The San Francisco Democratic Party has voted to oppose the 8 Washington project and to endorse the ballot measure that would halt it.By a...

Housing for the rootless superrich

May 20, 2013
When San Francisco looks at building ultra-luxury housing -- places like 8 Washington -- and some city officials and "experts" say it's going to...

The Chron discovers the lack of waterfront planning

May 13, 2013
So the Chronicle's John King (who's generally not a bad architecture critic and really seems to understand city planning) finally discovered something that some...

Supes worry about 8 Wash shit show

May 10, 2013
The Chronicle seems to have entirely missed the latest installation in the 8 Washington shit show, but the Ex has the story, and, even...

The 8 Washington-Monterey connection

The guy who wants to build the most expensive condos in San Francisco history on the waterfront is facing a ballot measure that could...

On 8 Washington, it’s No, No

April 24, 2013
The November ballot may contain not one but two measures addressing super-luxury condos on the waterfront. And that could pose a serious problem for...