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CAREERS + ED A new site from SF musicians aims to get artists paid for their work — using the oldest idea in the book

Guardian Intelligence: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
APP MAKERS = STARVING ARTISTSYes, techies are driving rents up. Yes, techies are driving the cost of living up, too. But the next time...

Stop Big Tech sprawl

EDITORIAL The footprint of Big Tech companies and their employees continues to spread through San Francisco, gobbling up the vast majority of commercial office...

Breaking the chains

Rival measures updating SF's formula retail controls stir controversy and debate

Picture of SF’s extreme income equality worth thousands of words

Sometimes visuals paint a picture in a visceral way that mere numbers can’t, and that was the case when the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project recently...

Muni sickout: Q&A with transit union president

It's fair to say San Francisco is sick of the sickout.Three days after hundreds of Muni workers called in sick to work, crippling the...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

Piketty discusses Capital and inequality in San Francisco

French economist Thomas Piketty got a warm welcome in San Francisco last night when nearly 200 people turned out to hear him...

“Are Alt Weeklies Over?” Hell no! We’re needed now more than ever.

The New York Times yesterday ran an insightful and widely circulated op-ed from a fellow alt-weekly editor, Baynard Woods of Baltimore City Paper,...

Bogus chain store study ignores small biz benefits

OPINIONEarlier this month, San Francisco's Office of Economic Analysis waded into the debate over whether the city should beef up its policy restricting the...

Debunking SF Mag’s Ellis Act apologist article, point by point

Well, everyone’s got an opinion. And when it comes to San Francisco’s housing crisis, that’s doubly true.San Francisco Magazine’s opinion though, amounts to a...

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....

A Modern tragedy

Important progressive bookstore and gathering place facing closure

This Week’s Picks: December 25 – 31, 2013

December 24, 2013
Spawning the "Condescending Wonka" memeWEDNESDAY 12/25Contemporary Jewish Museum Community DayFor those who don't celebrate Christmas (and for those who do, but know the kids...

Bike Share in SF is expanding, but “never” on the west side

This post has been updated with new information Nov. 5. The Bay Area’s shiny new Bike Share program is ready to expand, and in early...

Developer-funded 8 Washington campaign spends $1.8 million pushing Props. B&C

October 25, 2013
The developer of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project and his allies have spent more $1.8 million this year pushing Propositions B and...

Tragedy follows strike

Two workers killed by BART train the district was using on a "training run," despite safety warnings from the striking unions

BART workers say the district deliberately caused the strike

Photos by Tim DawMembers of BART’s three striking unions gathered, rallied, and picketed outside the Lake Merritt BART station in Oakland for much of...

The Gilded Age of Austerity and the breakdown of civil society

October 15, 2013
Is this the week that civil society in the US finally collapses? It’s starting to feel that way. Most of the federal government is...

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps -- and the notion of journalistic objectivity

Petition to name Bay Bridge after Emperor Norton gains 1,000 signatures

San Francisco freelance writer John Lumea disagrees with California state legislators who want to name the western span of the Bay Bridge after former...