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Lee and Pelosi talk middle class jobs in unequal SF

August 13, 2014
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) joined Mayor Ed Lee at a press conference yesterday at Yerba Buena across from the construction site...

Of borders and love songs

Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival

Boom asks “What’s the matter with San Francisco?” and offers insightful answers

“What’s the matter with San Francisco?” asks the Summer 2014 issue of the Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine produced by the...

Bill would tax companies with wide CEO-worker pay disparities

California companies pouring big cash on their CEOs may be forced to tighten the spigot under a new bill that seeks to limit CEOs...

Alerts: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23 SF Public Defender's Justice Summit Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. www.tinyurl.com/justsummit. 30 Grove, SF. 9am-3pm, free. The Jury Is Out: The San...

Proposed food voucher pilot program could feed thousands of hungry San Franciscans

A pilot project to fund healthy fruit and vegetable vouchers for food insecure San Franciscans was proposed at the Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services...

San Francisco’s untouchables

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

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Beginning on broke

Mayor Lee falling short on youth employment pledge as millennials face tough job market

Wealth vs. work

The tech sector has created great wealth — and worse inequality. Is that San Francisco's future?

No traffic for the rich

February 25, 2013
The more libertarian elements of the Bay Area have been complaining for years about carpool lanes on the freeways. If everyone's stuck in traffic,...

Sea-level rise and development in SF

January 22, 2013
It’s good the Chronicle is taking on climate chance and sea-level rise. It’s good that Carolyn Lochhead is writing about the reality that storms...

The inauguration and the economic divide

January 21, 2013
Second inaugration speeches are hard; you have to be political without sounding partisan, inspiring without being divisive -- and promise change and progress even...

$3,000 an hour — is that fair?

May 25, 2012
Does anyone really think it's ok for the average CEO to make so much more money than the average worker that a person earning...

Lee shows his pro-biz chops, but how is his balance?

Mayor Ed Lee is on the roll these days, with a string of recent pro-business successes capped off by today's announcement that the Golden...

Dick Meister: Labor’s David vs. GOP’s Goliath

March 16, 2012
By Dick Meister  Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Guardian editorial: And now we recommend a national Occupy Day

December 13, 2011
EDITORIAL In less than three months, the Occupy movement has changed the national political debate -- and possibly the course of U.S. history. A...

Occupy’s next steps

Staging a national event in Washington, D.C. could cement the movement's place in history

Why we need Occupy

December 12, 2011
Not than anyone needs this kind of reminder any more, but more reports seem to come out every day highlighting the level of economic...

Will Occupy message reach Sacramento?

November 17, 2011
One of the early tests of the political impact of the Occupy movement will come in the next two months, as California prepares to...

Occupy SF: Chron, Ex set the eviction stage

November 17, 2011
The OccupySF camp is filthy. There's violence, drugs and disease. Half the protesters are just drunken thugs who are there to party and make...

Ed Lee’s challenges

Five steps the recently re-elected mayor could take to honor the office

Guardian editorial: Mayor Ed Lee’s challenges

November 15, 2011
 Mayor Ed Lee has always talked about bringing the city together, about avoiding division and harsh conflict. And now  that he's won a four-year...

Powerful, mostly peaceful Oakland action ends badly

November 3, 2011
After a long day of mostly peaceful demonstrations by thousands of protesters who joined OccupyOakland's General Strike and Day of Action yesterday, it's still...