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Sexual assault survivors seek reform at the University of California

University of California Berkeley graduate Nicoletta Commins was 20 when she was sexually assaulted, in early 2012. She’d been taking a Taekwondo class, and...

Women with movie cameras

Cheers to CAAMFest's crop of female Asian American film directors

Watchdogs in action

A look at the winners of this year's Freedom of Information Awards

Theater Listings: March 5 – 11, 2014

March 4, 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....

Crooked cops

SFPD officers indicted for abusing and stealing from the poor

Feds indict SFPD cops, alleging a drug ring and shakedowns of the poor

February 27, 2014
Federal grand juries today indicted four San Francisco Police Department officers, an SFPD sergeant, and a former SFPD officer on a variety of corruption,...

Feds indict SFPD officers for allegedly stealing from the poor

February 27, 2014
Update: Click here for the latest as this story develops.Federal civil rights and corruption charges have been filed against several San Francisco Police Department...

Can we rediscover radical action on this marriage equality anniversary?

February 12, 2014
San Francisco’s political establishment will rightly celebrate itself this afternoon at 5pm with a ceremony in City Hall marking the 10th anniversary of...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

February 4, 2014
The Bay Area music-related Internets was ablaze this week with the rumor that whiskey-fueled nights at the Mission's belovedly divey Elbo Room may be...

This Week’s Picks: January 15 – 21, 2014

January 14, 2014
Word spears to pierce the stoniest of heartsTHURSDAY 1/16 "Ravishing, Radical, and Restored: The Films of Jack Smith" Legendary underground filmmaker Jack Smith gets the...

Events: January 15 – 21, 2014

January 14, 2014
WEDNESDAY 15"Lyrics and Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series" Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck, Berk; www.pegasusbookstore.com. 7:30pm, free. With authors Brian Ang, Carmella Fleming, Judy...

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Dan Siegel announces candidacy for Oakland mayor

January 9, 2014
Oakland attorney Dan Siegel, known for a long history of involvement in Bay Area social justice movements, joined a group of more than 150...

Film Listings: December 11 – 17, 2013

December 10, 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...

Film Listings: December 4 – 10, 2013

December 3, 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...

Film Listings: November 27 – December 3, 2013

November 27, 2013
Tough snowman Marshmallow is among the cast of characters in Disney's new animated musical, Frozen, out Wed/27.PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEYFilm listings are edited by...

Brawl fallout

SFPD incident at Valencia Gardens brings new questions, allegations

Civil rights attorney John Burris to sue SFPD over alleged Valencia Gardens profiling

Prominent civil rights lawyer John Burris will sue the SFPD on behalf of the family of D’Paris “DJ” Williams, after a neighborhood brawl involving...

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....

Driving us crazy

Street Fight: Are some progressives screwed-up on parking?

Undocumented and unafraid

A new wave of young and diverse Immigrant protesters risk serious consequences to call for change. 

Theater Listings: November 6 – 12, 2013

November 5, 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....

BEST OF THE BAY 2013: LOCAL HEROES

October 16, 2013
Bruce Brugmann, Jean Dibble, and Tim RedmondThe San Francisco Bay Guardian — which has had a significant impact on the Bay Area's cultural and...

Lock-up shake up

Questions raised about longstanding plan for rehab-focused jail rebuild