San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

August 14, 2014
At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

Alternative event to National Night Out shifts focus away from surveillance

August 5, 2014
Aug. 5 marks National Night Out, an annual event promoted by local governments and law enforcement agencies geared toward ending neighborhood violence and promoting...

Snap sounds

August 5, 2014

Quick takes on new releases

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

Events: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
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Homeless in transit

A night at Powell Station shows how BART rousts the homeless in enforcing its new ban on sitting and lying

Guardian Intelligence: July 23 – 29, 2014

J-POP ROCKEDThe annual J-Pop Summit in Japantown drew a lively crowd of anime and other Japanese pop culture treasures to Japantown last weekend (including...

Motorists fight back

Ballot measure seeks to prioritize cars and undermine SF's "transit-first" policy

Live Shots: Phono del Sol 2014

July 14, 2014
So, what did you get up to on Saturday?From an abundance of flamingo decorations to the sight of skateboarders with a penchant for performing...

Motorists fight back in “transit-first” San Francisco

Believing that they’re somehow discriminated against on the streets of San Francisco, a new political coalition of motorists, conservatives, and neighborhood NIMBYs yesterday ...

Jury rejects civil claim of Oscar Grant III’s imprisoned father

When a jury in San Francisco this week rejected the civil lawsuit claims of Oscar Grant Jr., the imprisoned father of Oscar Grant III...

Protest against “Prison of Love” Armory party leads to arrests

At least six people were arrested and taken into custody shortly before midnight on Saturday at the 16th Street Mission BART Plaza following a...

Guardian Intelligence: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
The Bay Guardian is moving — into the mall. Yeah, we know, it struck us the same way initially. But the space we'll be...

Sex behind bars

"Prison of Love" Pride party in the Armory raises concerns about celebrating prison rape

Happy Hour: The week in music

June 20, 2014
Hey you. Yeah, you. Are you still sitting at your desk, despite it being a beautiful day outside, and despite the proximity of large-screen...

Free Sunday meters challenge rejected, SFMTA board’s independence questioned

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to reject an environmental appeal of the decision to repeal paying for parking meters on Sundays, which...

Stage Listings: June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Muni sickout: Q&A with transit union president

It's fair to say San Francisco is sick of the sickout.Three days after hundreds of Muni workers called in sick to work, crippling the...

Guardian Intelligence: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
TREASURE HUNTINGIn less than two weeks, @HiddenCash, the anonymous millionaire who is stashing money around and then using Twitter to post context clues, has...

Muni sickout continues for second day

Update: At 2:23pm the SFMTA sent an update on shortened Muni Metro service. See our guide to Muni sickout service below.Muni delays are expected...

Oakland roundabout

Oscar Grant, Rodney King, and everyone in between make up the chains of cause-and-effect in Chinaka Hodge's 'Chasing Mehserle'

BART delays progress on wheelchair access in Fleet of the Future

A group of wheelchair users and others from the disability community plan to speak out against BART's new "Fleet of the Future" at tonight's...

Summer fairs and festivals

May 20, 2014
MAY 24-25Carnaval San Francisco Festival: Sat/24-Sun/25, entertainment begins at 11am, free, Harrison between 16th and 24th Sts, SF. Parade: Sun/25, 9:30am, free, starts at...