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SEIU Local 1021 backs motorist measure and a Republican. WTF?!?!

September 23, 2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 — which has long played an important role in San Francisco’s progressive movement, providing the money...

Arguments against minimum wage increase are out of touch

EDITORIAL"Will the SF minimum wage hike kill our restaurants?" Zagat SF tweeted last week.No, Chicken Little, it won't. Not even if you tweet it.Two...

Motorists fight back

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

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 ...

Oakland joins other Bay Area cities in seeking higher minimum wages

San Francisco isn’t the only Bay Area city looking to bump up its minimum wage rate. Alameda County today certified a ballot measure...

Breaking the chains

Rival measures updating SF's formula retail controls stir controversy and debate

Extra! Extra! Sunshine advocates beat the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

June 13, 2014
 By Bruce B. Brugmann And so the  Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall, which for two years has been conducting a nasty vendetta against the...

New minimum wage proposal less ambitious, has broader support

June 10, 2014
San Francisco bears the unfortunate distinction of having the fastest-growing income inequality nationwide. At the same time, the city may retain its more progressive...

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Ammiano’s Prop. 13 reform bill moves forward with unlikely business community support

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s (D-SF) legislation to close a state loophole that has allowed big corporations and other commercial property owners to avoid paying higher...

Guardian Small Business Awards 2014

The Guardian Small Business Awards for this year recognize the scrappy shopkeepers and entrepreneurs swimming against the rising tide of corporate cash

Income gap

Dueling SF minimum wage increase measure headed for November ballot unless labor and business leaders can compromise on one

Guardian Intelligence: May 14 – 22, 2014

May 13, 2014
 SOUNDTRACK TO THE CITY What exactly does a "sound sculpture" look like? We're not quite sure either, but judging from what we've heard about...

The fight for a higher minimum wage: SF vs. Seattle

On May Day, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proposed raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.As a point of comparison, this proposal would...

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

Politics over policy

Paid Sunday parking meters benefit drivers, businesses, and Muni riders. So why did the plan get killed?

SFMTA repeals paid Sunday parking meters, loses $9.8 million

San Francisco transit riders won some and lost some today at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors meeting. The board voted to...

“Are Alt Weeklies Over?” Hell no! We’re needed now more than ever.

The New York Times yesterday ran an insightful and widely circulated op-ed from a fellow alt-weekly editor, Baynard Woods of Baltimore City Paper,...

Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

Sue Hestor’s 70th birthday party: “We Shall Overcome.”

February 5, 2014
By Bruce B. BrugmannPlus: Tim Redmond reports on Sue Hestor and her environmental legacy on his new local  website 48 Hills.org.  How do you...

“Tale of two Davids” elevates Campos

David Campos presented "a tale of two Davids" Jan. 23 in his first debate with David Chiu in their race to replace Assemblymember Tom...

“Tale of Two Davids” casts Campos as the progressive hero

January 23, 2014
David Campos presented “a tale of two Davids” tonight in his first debate with David Chiu in their race to replace Assemblymember Tom...

Alerts: January 22 – 28, 2014

January 21, 2014
WEDNESDAY 22Housing forum at an historic location I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny, SF. 630pm, free. Join Sup. David Campos and others for a community...