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Massage therapists hope for a happy ending

The California Massage Therapy Council, a statewide body that licenses massage practitioners, may expire at the end of this year unless extended by the...

Inside the Homeless Outreach Team

March 27, 2014
This week’s Bay Guardian features a cover story on homelessness in San Francisco. For that story, we reached out to the San Francisco Department...

Complaint against Yee includes firearms trafficking and envelopes full of cash

The federal criminal charges filed today against Sen. Leland Yee (D-SF), local political consultant Keith Jackson, reputed Chinatown organized crime boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy”...

Yee had a reputation for political corruption even before the federal indictment

Long before Sen. Leland Yee’s surprise arrest and arraignment on federal corruption charges today, Yee already had a reputation for, at best, political pandering...

Wigging out with Stephen Malkmus

Post-Pavement reunion and adventures abroad, the indie icon talks Beyoncé, Portland fishbowl syndrome, and embracing his classic-rock upbringing

San Francisco’s untouchables

Is San Francisco trying to help the homeless -- or drive them away?

Crooked cops

SFPD officers indicted for abusing and stealing from the poor

Matthew Dear presents Audion, in a shipping container of LED triangles

February 28, 2014
At this point I have no idea when this show is going to start, but it’s 9:22 and there’s another loner type rubbing the...

Goldies 2014 Performance/Music: Brontez Purnell

"I romanticize the outsider. There's always going to be this running theme of me versus the world."

This Week’s Picks: February 5 – 11, 2014

February 4, 2014
 WEDNESDAY/5Action Bronson Action Bronson lives life large. Imposing both physically and lyrically, the Queens native and former gourmet chef draws upon his joys in...

Q up

Era-defining local legend DJ Qbert scratches out his first album in 16 years, Extraterrestria

The return of Pyno Man

Plus: 1-2-3-4 Go! Records needs help; A Million Billion Dying Suns get heavy at the Knockout

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

February 4, 2014
The Bay Area music-related Internets was ablaze this week with the rumor that whiskey-fueled nights at the Mission's belovedly divey Elbo Room may be...

Locals Only: The American Professionals

January 28, 2014
Locals Only is our shout-out to the musicians who call the Bay Area home — a chance to spotlight an artist/band/music-maker with an upcoming...

This Week’s Picks: January 15 – 21, 2014

January 14, 2014
Word spears to pierce the stoniest of heartsTHURSDAY 1/16 "Ravishing, Radical, and Restored: The Films of Jack Smith" Legendary underground filmmaker Jack Smith gets the...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

January 13, 2014
Happy Monday, kids! If you're feeling the comedown from a solid week of shows celebrating the Rickshaw Stop's 10th anniversary (read our feature on...

Homeless for the holidays

Changing demographics in the Bayview complicate city efforts to open a shelter there

Real tech worker says SF homeless “grotesque,” “degenerates,” “trash”

Just a day after a fake tech worker blew up the Internet with class hatred, an actual tech worker spewed hatred for real --...

Music Listings: December 4-10, 2013

December 4, 2013
WEDNESDAY 4ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Odd Owl, James Leste, Andrew Blair & Graham Patzner, Ghost Parade, 9 p.m., $8.El...

Suspending judgment

SFUSD considers alternatives to suspensions that some say unfairly impact students of color

Meat is murder

BOOKS ISSUE: Morrissey's long and juicy story, D.H. Peligro's 'Dreadnaught,' and more musical books (and live music, too) 

Alerts: November 20 – 26, 2013

November 19, 2013
WEDNESDAY 20Photographic journey through modern-day slavery The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. 5:30-7pm, $20. Photographer Lisa Kristine will share photographs from her travels to...

This Week’s Picks: November 13 – 19, 2013

November 12, 2013
WEDNESDAY 11/13 Chinese American Film Festival San Francisco has a number of film series that pluck programming from recent international runs and festivals (see "New...

Break on through

Michael McClure reflects on his "beast language" classic