Dick Meister: The jobless need help. Now!!

November 25, 2013
By Dick Meister Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for...

Who dares challenge Katniss for box-office supremacy? New movies!

This week, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stands poised to crush all who dare step to it, but there are some alternatives out there....

Film Listings: November 20 – 26, 2013

November 19, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Theater Listings: November 13 – 19, 2013

November 12, 2013
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Were Twitter’s SF tax breaks worth it?

Twitter’s San Francisco tax breaks are back in the spotlight again as the tech-darling’s IPO is ready for its first public offering....

555 Fulton project moves forward with exemption to formula retail ban

October 4, 2013
The San Francisco Planning Commission yesterday approved a plan to build a mixed-use five-story building on the hotly debated 555 Fulton St. property. The...

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

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps -- and the notion of journalistic objectivity

Charting heat

SEX + MUSIC ISSUE: We pair sex apps with pop stars, because why not.

Fighting foreclosures

Richmond wins the first battles in its war against big banks on behalf of underwater homeowners

Threat to torpedo Richmond’s plan to help home owners through eminent domain dodged, for now

Last night, Richmond’s controversial plan for preventing home foreclosures using eminent domain was almost torpedoed. The stage was the regular Richmond City Council meeting,...

Campos urges SF to explore using Richmond’s eminent domain plan

Sup. David Campos is urging the board of supervisors to explore using eminent domain to save San Francisco resident’s underwater mortgages, a plan pioneered...

The Selector: September 4 – 10, 2013

September 3, 2013
WEDNESDAY 4The Zombies When their single "Time of the Season" was released in 1968, the Zombies had already broken up and the album that...

Not for sale

Richmond to seize hundreds of mortgage loans from banks to revive its communities

The Selector: August 28-September 3, 2013

August 28, 2013
WEDNESDAY 28The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love...

The Selector: August 27 – September 3, 2013

August 27, 2013
WEDNESDAY 8/28 The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love...

Chronicle: Don’t question the City College takeover, just submit to the flawed ACCJC

August 23, 2013
I have very low expectations from editorials in the San Francisco Chronicle, which generally share a worldview with the Chamber of Commerce and carry...

The other thing Chelsea Manning said, and more updates

August 22, 2013
By now, we all now that Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years on Aug. 21 for leaking classified U.S. government documents,...

Richmond gets radical, seizing foreclosed homes from banks

As a rule of thumb, we at the Guardian tend to believe that if the banking and real estate industries are against something, then...

Street Fight: Plan Bay Area falls short of a worthy goal

Last week’s adoption of Plan Bay Area by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission was a watershed moment in regional planning. The plan links regional planning...

Last train

BART standoff has national implications in an age of wealth and austerity

Dick Meister: Celebrating July Fourth with the enemy

July 3, 2013
By Dick MeisterDick Meister is a veteran Guardian columnist and freelance writer.The Fourth of July, as we all know, is Independence Day. Hurray for...

The street fight over bicycles, in NYC and SF

June 25, 2013
A few weeks ago Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz inflamed the contentious street fight over urban cycling in America. Decrying bicyclists...


Happy Father's Day! Be good to your dad (assuming he's alive/you know who he is) and enjoy your kids (assuming you have any/know who...