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Debunking SF Mag’s Ellis Act apologist article, point by point

Well, everyone’s got an opinion. And when it comes to San Francisco’s housing crisis, that’s doubly true.San Francisco Magazine’s opinion though, amounts to a...

Year of Evictions

As tech heated up the market in 2013, affordable housing became the dominant political issue

Freedom is slavery, privacy is theft

BOOKS ISSUE: 'The Circle' projects Bay Area technology culture into a dystopian near-future

Join the movement

EDITORIAL San Francisco is headed for a showdown. Those who see the city as primarily a place to make money and who want to...

Airbnb says its hosts should pay taxes

Under pressure in San Francisco and New York City for violating local tenant and land use laws and refusing to pay local taxes, Airbnb...

Airbnb makes small admission on tax issue, saying its hosts should pay

October 4, 2013
Under pressure in San Francisco and New York City for violating local tenant and land use laws and refusing to pay local...

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

City Hall must address rising rents

EDITORIAL Another flurry of public concern over rising rents in San Francisco — driven by one-bedroom apartments listed for almost $4,000, a well-attended forum...

Shareable, smearable

After writing critically about problems in the business models of so-called "shareable economy" companies in last week's issue — including our cover story on...

Community-based journalists also raising Airbnb’s issues in SF

Mainstream media outlets in San Francisco may be slow to pick up on how Airbnb and other online home rental companies are violating local...

Get tough with defiant disrupters

EDITORIAL It may sometimes seem like we at the Bay Guardian don't like the technology industry, but nothing could be further from the truth....

Into thin air

"Shareable housing" is causing apartments to vanish from SF's rental market — yet popular, profitable sites like Airbnb violate local laws

Chiu: centrist compromiser, effective legislator, or both

At the start of this year, when I wrote a Guardian cover story profile of Sup. Scott Wiener (which SF Weekly and San Francisco...

Calling all trolls: you’ll have to come to our forum to comment next week

We are all very excited about our July 31 public forum on the future of the Bay Guardian and progressive journalism in the Bay...

Chiu becomes City Hall’s go-to guy for solving tough problems

At the start of this year, when I wrote a Guardian cover story profile of Sup. Scott Wiener (which SF Weekly and San Francisco...

Mr. Mayor: Stop supporting tax cheats

Businesses don't write the law books, remember?

The adulation of the technoriche

June 5, 2013
It’s hardly news at this point that billionaire tech mogul Sean Parker tore up a public campground to build the sets for his $10...

Banned by Facebook

Seeking answers from Big Tech — and continuing to be stonewalled

Zynga implosion shows the danger in SF’s technophilia

We’ve long been skeptical of the overblown and self-interested claims by tech titans and their political allies that this dot-com boom changes everything and...

Censored by Facebook and I don’t know why

UPDATED Today I got banned from posting on Facebook and I don’t know why, but it has left me feeling very unsettled about this...

Airbnb is still snubbing SF, even after a NY judge rules it illegal there

Now that a judge in New York has ruled that Airbnb is illegal there, a model that violates city tenant laws and state law,...

Wealth vs. work

The tech sector has created great wealth — and worse inequality. Is that San Francisco's future?

The hype, reality, and accountability of collaborative consumption

Collaborative consumption, aka the shareable economy – the labels given to a new generation of Internet-based companies that facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges of goods and...

Mayor Lee’s trip to China raises questions of ethics and influence

Mayor Ed Lee barely had time to unpack from his recent political junket to Paris before he was off on his current trip...