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Legal aid funding for undocumented youth clears board committee

September 10, 2014
Brian, who is 12, came to the United States from Guatemala with his younger brother, Edwin, who is seven. They arrived in a car...

Appealing to San Francisco values

EDITORIAL When lawyers become politicians, and when those politicians assume offices where they can exercise discretion about when to appeal judicial rulings, the decision...

San Franciscans could make death penalty ruling stick

In the wake of yesterday’s judicial ruling that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional — with federal District Judge Cormac Carney calling it...

Guardian endorsements

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

This Week’s Picks: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 "WTF, SF? From Goldrushers to Glassholes" Considering the sudden preponderance of fascinating panel talks concerning the state of San Francisco, it is...

Film Listings: November 13 – 19, 2013

November 12, 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 6 – 12, 2013

November 5, 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...

A big Oscar contender opens! Plus: two politically charged docs, ‘Diana,’ and more new movies

The movie you need to see this weekend, ASAP, is 12 Years a Slave — one of the most important releases of the year,...

Film listings and reviews Oct. 30-Nov.5, 2013

October 29, 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...

Brutal murder, wrenching trial: HBO’s must-see doc “The Cheshire Murders”

July 17, 2013
It was, people said, Connecticut's version of the In Cold Blood murders. In July 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and...

Screening is believing

Five must-see documentaries at the huge San Francisco International Film Festival. Plus: Rare Finnish movies and a ton of SFIFF previews.

Miranda rights in Boston

April 23, 2013
It’s the age-old dilemma, the stuff of dozens of thrillers and action movies: You’ve captured a guy who knows exactly where a bomb has...

Nite Trax: DJ Sprinkles lays it out

February 21, 2013
The phenomenal house DJ and experimental musicmaker on mainstream visibility, transgender globalism, Bay Area queer culture, and the "shopping mall diversity" of the current...

Sundance and Slamdance 2013: powerful docs

Scroll on up Pixel Vision for Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' previous Utah festival reports.In recent years, Sundance has become well-known for its strong documentary offerings...

Life after the death penalty

January 29, 2013
Tell me: Does any sane person really believe that the world would be a better and safer place if Rick Stevens had been executed...

On the Cheap Listings

January 8, 2013
Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. WEDNESDAY 9 "Dancing in the Dragon's...

No headbutting?

A Lee Child fan follows Jack Reacher to the big screen

About that dog Charlie

December 13, 2012
Nothing like a dog story to captivate a city that has so much else going on. And while there are (sadly) dogs euthanized in...

Gascon skips valuable reform panel

November 14, 2012
District Attorney George Gascon didn't show up for the town hall meeting that Sen. Mark Leno held on criminal justice reform last night. Gascon...

Prop. 34: We’re making progress

November 7, 2012
It's always easy after a losing campaign to make excuses and play up the positive, but there really is some good news in the...

Why are SF and LA so slooooow?

November 6, 2012
Over at the Prop. 34 party, where the early returns aren't looking good, everyone's trying to keep spirits up by noting that, while the...

State starts to move the right way

November 6, 2012
State results still skewed to the conservative counties (except for San Mateo) and the number are looking lots, lots better. Prop. 30 is behind...

Elsewhere on election night, cannabis could get fired up

November 6, 2012
What's on the California ballot this year that pot activists should be stoked on? Absolutely nothing! (Unless you're interested in eliminating the death penalty,...

City Editor Steven T. Jones on where to get rowdy, dramatic, and/or historically significant for Election 2012

November 6, 2012
Sure you voted (you voted, right?), but do you know where your election night party is? After as many years as he's been in...