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The battle for BART board

The race for BART board of directors in the upcoming November election has been highly contested this year. As we previously reported, incumbent James...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

Changing the climate in SF

EDITORIAL As hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of New York City and other cities around the world for a Global Climate...

Exposing PG&E’s other “cozy relationship,” with Mayor Ed Lee

News outlets from Sacramento to Los Angeles are crowing about Pacific Gas & Electric Company's alleged "cozy relationship" with the utlity that oversees it,...

Clean energy and better infrastructure: a great combination

OPINION Achieving a more sustainable San Francisco means a city running on clean power. It also means maintaining our infrastructure to keep San Francisco...

Will proposal to sell Hetch Hetchy power overshadow CleanPowerSF?

June 30, 2014
Supervisors Scott Wiener and London Breed have proposed an ordinance to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Power Commission’s Power Enterprise to sell hydroelectric...

End corporate welfare

EDITORIAL Big, powerful corporations seem to always find a way to get what they want out of City Hall, particularly under the administration of...

Progressives challenge mayor’s abuse of authority

EDITORIAL Mayor Ed Lee has repeatedly overstepped his authority on behalf of the entrenched political and economic interests who put him into office, and...

Tune in to SFBG’s Alternative Ink, the Holiday Party Edition LISTEN NOW

May 23, 2014
While everyone is out partying it up on the long three-day weekend, the dedicated staff here at the Bay Guardian will still take a...

Supes won’t let mayor raid CleanPowerSF without a fight

The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee today voted to reject the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission budget, an effort by Sup. John...

Lawsuits target Airbnb rentals

LAWSUITS TARGET AIRBNB RENTALSThe San Francisco City Attorney's Office last week filed a pair of lawsuits against local landlords who illegally rent out apartments on a short-term...

SF may go through Marin County to bypass CleanPowerSF subversion

Just in time for Earth Day, a renewed effort to reduce the city’s carbon emissions was introduced at the Board of Supervisors yesterday ....

Revisionist future

Politics are holding back San Francisco's best shot at reducing carbon emissions

Federal criminal indictment of PG&E doesn’t go far enough

  A federal grand jury in San Francisco yesterday issued a criminal indictment against Pacific Gas & Electric...

SF’s culture of corruption

In many ways, San Francisco hasn't changed. It's still the old Barbary Coast, ruled by capitalist thugs and corrupt politicians, only with glossy modern spin

The miraculous and mysterious, disappearing, reappearing Clean Power SF data

The fight for clean power in San Francisco just got a whole lot dirtier.In an update to the City’s Climate Action Strategy report, a...

City ignores public on bus plan

EDITORIAL San Francisco's tech bus saga has proven to be a source of fascination to national and international media outlets. Blockades of Google, Apple,...

State of the City: spin over substance

It was maddening to watch Mayor Ed Lee deliver his annual State of the City address on Jan. 17. This was pure politics, from...

State of the City speech filled with unsupported promises

January 17, 2014
It was maddening to watch Mayor Ed Lee deliver his annual State of the City address this morning. This was pure politics, from the...

Start the mayor’s race now

EDITORIALWe hope you enjoyed last week's cover package, "The Rise of Candidate X," a parable about politics and the media in San Francisco. While...

Clean Power SF still moving forward

news@sfbg.com Dec. 19 marked the 100th anniversary of the Raker Act, federal legislation that specifically called for San Francisco to directly distribute the water and...

A century after the Raker Act, San Franciscans are still illegally denied public power

December 19, 2013
The San Francisco Examiner has a good story on today’s 100th anniversary of the signing of the Raker Act, federal legislation that allowed San...

Plans for SF clean energy program still underway, despite political opposition

December 17, 2013
San Francisco’s longstanding effort to develop a municipal renewable energy program has been stymied by politics, but Sup. London Breed has taken up the...

How San Francisco should really be helping the Philippines

November 12, 2013
There were a couple good stories in today’s San Francisco Chronicle related to concerns the Guardian and its readers have sounded in recent...