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When conservatives love Leno

April 15, 2013
State Sen. Mark Leno is used to facing opposition. His efforts to regulate chemicals, end gender discrimination in insurance, and force cell-phone makers to...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Land of (nearly) 10,000 new movies

Literally something for everyone this week: pregnant women, environmentalists, Mumia supporters, World War II buffs, Latin American history buffs, Abbas Kiarostami fan club members,...

Film listings

Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.OPENINGAdventures of Serial Buddies Self-description: "the...

Everybody likes Jerry; now what?

February 21, 2013
For the first time in many years, Californians seem to like their governor. Jerry Brown's approval rating is now above 50 percent; actually, it's...

The machine

Sup. Scott Wiener is relentless, driven, prolific — and changing San Francisco in sometimes alarming ways

Sandra Fluke’s in town! As are the pro-life crazies! Your week in sexy events

January 24, 2013
40 years ago, a historic ruling gave us control over our own reproductive health. This week, a female state representative in New Mexico proposed...

Chiu’s committee assignments keep the moderates in charge

January 15, 2013
A week after engineering his unanimous re-election to an unprecedented third consecutive term as president of the Board of Supervisors, David Chiu today announced...

White men behaving (very) badly

Presenting the 2012 Off-Guard awards for the worst of a dismal yaer

The next board president

No, it's not just a title. Here's our best case scenario, and a word of advice for City Hall

Dick Meister: Good news for our neediest workers

December 28, 2012
By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for...

The new board president

December 28, 2012
The last time the San Francisco supervisors elected a new board president, the progressives got a swift kick in the ass. David Chiu, who...

The end of the world as we know it

Pondering the alarmist, the mystical, the way-out-there ... and the surprisingly hopeful sides of Dec. 21, 2012

The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda

Cabs v. Lyft et. al. isn’t just about tech

November 19, 2012
Of course the Chron portrays it as "The latest battle pitting disruptive high-tech innovators against old-school industries and regulators," because that makes for good...

The practice of politics

It isn't just about issues and ideology; it's about the way we fight

The sleazy money typhoon

October 29, 2012
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct inaccurate information. The flood of money into the San Francisco elections over the past month is mind-boggling....

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco propositions

Yes (sigh) on Prop B. And vote hell yes to deny corporations personhood -- that'd be Prop G

Ending the mayor’s commission monopoly

We need healthy debate on the Recreation and Parks Comission to ensure the future of our play space

Committee approves CleanPowerSF over downtown opposition

September 12, 2012
The question of whether San Francisco creates a renewable energy program that offers an alternative to Pacific Gas & Electric got its first major...

Hoping for change in Obama’s acceptance speech

September 6, 2012
Four years ago, when I watched Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in Denver's Mile High Stadium, I was hopeful about the...

The park bond battle

Why environmentalists and neighborhood groups are opposing more money for parks 

Parting gift

Harrington finally brings CleanPowerSF to City Hall, hoping his SFPUC legacy will be a city that produces its own renewable energy

Lee appoints Santos, a staunch development advocate, to CCSF board

August 21, 2012
Rodrigo Santos, a structural engineer who heads the pro-development advocacy group San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, had already raised an unheard of amount...