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Endorsements 2014

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

Recycle-pocalypse

As recycling centers close en masse throughout the city, small businesses may owe millions in fees

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously

SFBG Wrap, April 16-23

BART fine for workers' deaths, supervisors outfox landlords, police tapes illuminate Nieto shooting, and the sorry state of public housing

Plan would renovate vacant public housing units for homeless people

April 16, 2014
Sup. London Breed has proposed setting aside city funding to renovate vacant and dilapidated San Francisco Public Housing units, in an effort to quickly...

Alerts: January 15 – 21, 2014

January 14, 2014
WEDNESDAY 15"Economic Crisis and System Decline: What We Can Do" First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing, Berk. Kpfa.org/events. 7:30pm, $12 advance, $15 door....

Why I oppose closing our parks

OPINION I have great respect for Recreation & Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, my colleague Sup. Scott Wiener, and my constituents and friends who...

Breed drops Twitter after clash with cyclists

Sup. London Breed abruptly deleted her Twitter account on Sept. 19 after engaging in a clash of tweets with some local activists online. Breed had tweeted...

Supervisors to grill Mayor Lee over CleanPowerSF sabotage

September 6, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee will be on the hot seat for his unqualified support of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and his related opposition to...

Privatizing the Botanical Gardens

Non-resident fees, exclusive events, and the transfer to a private group compromise what was a natural gathering spot

On Guard

The story behind the Bay Guardian's new ownership and the departure of Editor-Publisher Tim Redmond

On Guard: The story behind the Bay Guardian’s new ownership and the departure of Editor-Publisher Tim Redmond

Longtime Bay Guardian Editor Tim Redmond left the newspaper last week in a dispute with its new owners over personnel changes and his...

The real CPMC story

Unsung heroes and how it all went down

CPMC deal gets warm welcome despite some shortcomings

Even though the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the term sheet for the California Pacific Medical Center's hospital deal this week, comments from the...

Sorry, Chuck — HANC eviction hasn’t happened

The eviction of the Haight Asbury Neighborhood Council’s recycling center, which critics of the center said was scheduled to take place Dec. 5, hasn’t...

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

Election makes the Board of Supervisors tougher to predict

November 7, 2012
I'm still a bit too bleary-eyed for serious political analysis on D5 or other races today, but I'll offer a few of my own...

D5 candidates and other Election Night photos

November 7, 2012
Photographer Tim Daw joined me on an Election Night trek through the San Francisco Democratic Party headquarters, five election night parties in the highly...

D5 race displays key SF political dynamics

November 7, 2012
There’s so much to say about the District 5 supervisorial race, whose top five finishers’ parties I attended tonight, gathering interesting perspectives from each...

First results: Mar, Breed in the lead

November 6, 2012
Remember, these are the early absentees. They may not reflect the carpet-bombing attacks of the last week. And they always tend to run a...

The displaced businesses

There's a downside to the real-estate boom on Market Street

Vote early and often

November 6, 2012
The most expensive, ugliest, longest and most money-dominated election in my memory is finally winding down, and unless something really weird happens, Obama's going...

So-called DV group doing PG&E’s dirty work

November 3, 2012
Any pretense that the group called San Francisco Women for for Responsibility and an Accountable Supervisor is anything more than a downtown sham vanished...

The billionaire attack on D5

November 2, 2012
The attack on Sup. Christina Olague, funded by a couple of right-wing billionaires, is in full swing in District 5, with mailers, robocalls, a...