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POW!’s Byron Blum on staying put

January 22, 2014
When John Dwyer announced that he was leaving San Francisco for LA a few weeks ago, he caused a bit of blogosphere melodrama, to...

Debunking SF Mag’s Ellis Act apologist article, point by point

Well, everyone’s got an opinion. And when it comes to San Francisco’s housing crisis, that’s doubly true.San Francisco Magazine’s opinion though, amounts to a...

On the waterfront

Initiative would give voters a say on big waterfront projects that violate zoning standards

Voter Approval to Waterfront Development campaign officially underway

January 9, 2014
The campaign to subject big projects proposed for San Francisco’s waterfront to popular approval is officially underway, with the City Attorney’s Office today issuing...

Nite Trax: Comedowns are for losers! New Year’s Day parties

December 30, 2013
You know what happens if you stop, don't you? The New Year's Eve hangover catches up. So why not just power through the next...

Crowdfunding apartments

Could the tech startup FundRise help San Francisco build more affordable housing?

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Development must protect the arts

December 3, 2013
By Stephanie Weisman OPINION Recently, the Bay Guardian ran an article critical of The Marsh theater's position on the condo development proposed for 1050...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

November 29, 2013
Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Developing divisions

Thousands of housing units are coming to market, but not many San Franciscans can afford them

Tale of two parties: Was the 8 Washington defeat a referendum on City Hall?

From tonight’s victory party for opponents of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project, the overwhelming defeat of developer-backed Propositions B&C seemed to go...

Developer-funded 8 Washington campaign spends $1.8 million pushing Props. B&C

October 25, 2013
The developer of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project and his allies have spent more $1.8 million this year pushing Propositions B and...

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

Into thin air

"Shareable housing" is causing apartments to vanish from SF's rental market — yet popular, profitable sites like Airbnb violate local laws


From Bonny Doon to Supermoons: our 39th annual survey of Northern California naked fun in the sun

8 Washington opponents try to torpedo counter-initiative

Opponents of 8 Washington, a hotly contested development project that would erect 134 new condos priced at $5 million apiece and up along the...

“Eviction Free Summer” activists show up outside a landlord’s office to protest an eviction

July 3, 2013
On July 2, activists from "Eviction Free Summer," formed to defend tenants facing eviction, gathered outside landlord Rick Holman's South Park office building in...

Desperate for support, 8 Washington developers run ads proclaiming: “Stop the 1%”

June 25, 2013
With a July 8 deadline fast approaching, the developers behind the 8 Washington project are taking steps to ensure their measure to approve one...

Did the Hayes Valley Farm occupation help or hurt the cause of liberating urban space?

June 24, 2013
Did the recent activist occupation of a temporary urban farming plot help “liberate the land,” as they claimed, or might it actually make property...

Tale of two cities

Interesting piece in the LA Times a few days ago, Our new mayor, Eric Garcetti, wants to bring raves back to Los Angeles. After...

Occupied Hayes Valley site cleared by police, seven held

June 13, 2013
"#GeziGardens, occupied permaculture farm in SF is being raided by 100's of riot cops right now!" read the Gezi Gardens Twitter at about 2am last...

Everyone but Mayor Lee sees SF’s worsening “housing affordability crisis”

There was a clear theme that ran through yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting from beginning to end, something understood equally by renters, homeowners, and...

Guardian Intelligence

Virgil's Sea Room, queer education in schools, Ron Lanza memorial, Sean Parker's nuptials ... what you need to know this week