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D5 candidates and constituents scrutinize Olague

San Francisco’s political lines are in the process of being redrawn. That’s true literally, with the current reconstitution of legislative districts based on the...

Paperwork snafu delays big condo project

March 7, 2012
The developers of the 8 Washington project, who have already spent a sizable sum of money on legal, lobbying and prep work, have run...

The case against 8 Washington

Why an enclave for the rich is a bad move for San Francisco's waterfront

Editorial: The case against the 8 Washington tower

March 6, 2012
Editorial note: In 1971, at the height of the Alvin Duskin anti-highrise battle, the Guardian did a special first ever cost benefit study for...

The 8 Washington disaster goes to Planning

February 29, 2012
The urban planning disaster that is 8 Washington goes before the San Francisco City Planning Commission March 8 amid a long list of questions...

Editor’s notes

San Francisco's bell curve of income distribution is becoming U-shaped

The one percent on the waterfront

The 8 Washington plan would build apartments for the $450,000 salary set

The Chron pushes 8 Washington

November 21, 2011
The Chron's urban design writer, John King, thinks that the 8 Washington project would be a dandy addition to the San Francisco waterfront:The project's...

Guardian editorial: The one per cent on the waterfront

November 21, 2011
EDITORIAL While Mayor Ed Lee struggles with the OccupySF encampment, another, very different group has its eyes on the city's waterfront. On the edges...

Ed Lee’s challenges

Five steps the recently re-elected mayor could take to honor the office

Guardian editorial: Mayor Ed Lee’s challenges

November 15, 2011
 Mayor Ed Lee has always talked about bringing the city together, about avoiding division and harsh conflict. And now  that he's won a four-year...

One percent assault the waterfront

November 15, 2011
While the 99 percent are fighting to hold onto a crowded encampment at Justin Herman Plaza, two new condo projects are moving along in...

Editor’s notes

Iron out some kinks in the America's Cup plan -- pedicabs?

The America’s cup confusion

September 2, 2011
If the sponsors (and city officials) are right, the America's Cup is going to be a huge event, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators,...

Is LEED really green?

How developers use a popular environmental certification program to sell projects and mislead the public

Historic proportions

Green City: A battle over the former longshoremen's hall has sparked a move to rethink waterfront planning

Tweeking the tidelands

Tweeking the tidelands: Migden's attempt to amend coastal law triggers a classic land-use battle