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Artists say vote for Campos

By Sara Jean Yaste OPINION David Campos stands up for the underdogs. And in this current state of capitalism U$A, we the people need to...

Chiu for Assembly

OPINIONSan Francisco is at a crossroads. While some residents benefit from prosperity, an affordable housing crisis coupled with income inequality make this a time...

Listen to the Guardian’s endorsement interviews

Our endorsements for the June election hit the streets in this week's Bay Guardian, in newsstands now. But although we do explain the reasoning...

Lawsuits target Airbnb rentals

LAWSUITS TARGET AIRBNB RENTALSThe San Francisco City Attorney's Office last week filed a pair of lawsuits against local landlords who illegally rent out apartments on a short-term...

Lawsuits go after SF landlords doing illegal short-term apartment rentals

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office today filed a pair of lawsuits against local landlords who illegally rent out apartments on a short-term basis,...

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

Supervisors outfox landlords on eviction compensation measure UPDATED

When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave final approval yesterday to legislation that would substantially increase the payments landlords are...

SFBG Wrap, April 9-16

Shrimp Boy is innocent (say his attorneys), Airbnb comes clean, and Ellis Act reform advances

Stop the eviction of Benito Santiago

OPINIONI attended a rally in support of eviction fighter Benito Santiago as he battles to keep his home of more than 30 years from...

Another Google bus blockade, this time targeting a Google employee

April 11, 2014
This morning (Fri/11) kicked off with yet another Google bus blockade in San Francisco’s Mission District, only this time housing activists said a Google...

Leno’s Ellis Act reform bill clears first legislative hurdle

Sen. Mark Leno’s Senate Bill 1439 — which would protect rent-controlled housing in San Francisco by amending the Ellis Act, including making...

Privatization of public housing

Many residents feel they're moving from the frying pan of Housing Authority control into the fire of developer and nonprofit management

Rising tide of plutocracy

EDITORIAL The pace of life under late capitalism seems to be speeding up these days, and so too have the bad news developments and...

Alerts: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 Anti-eviction march 24th and Mission BART Station, SF. evictionfreesf.org. 11:30am, free. Eviction Free San Francisco will lead "a spirited lunchtime march and picket"...

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...

San Francisco’s untouchables

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

Alerts: March 12 – 18, 2014

March 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12San Francisco Neighborhoods on the Brink Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery, SF. www.birdbeckett.com. 7pm, free. A panel discussion on displacement,...

Three upcoming events on housing in San Francisco

March 6, 2014
There are a few upcoming opportunities to have your say in the ongoing dialogue about the San Francisco tenants’ struggle as long-term renters grapple...

Barroom backchannel

Can tech workers and progressive activists cooperate in the fight against displacement? Maybe, but don't tell their bosses.

Tech must support Ellis reforms

EDITORIALSan Francisco is facing an eviction crisis, a reality that politicians of all ideological stripes have finally begun to address. It was good to...

Ammiano and Leno seek to reform the Ellis Act and slow SF evictions [UPDATED]

February 21, 2014
State lawmakers from San Francisco are launching a two-pronged attack on the Ellis Act, which real estate speculators are increasingly using to...

Chiu and others get stung for support from speculators and evictors

February 20, 2014
Our colleagues down the hall at the San Francisco Examiner seem to have spoiled tonight’s fundraiser for David Chiu’s Assembly race by reporting...

Staying power

San Francisco tenants' movement rises up and sets the agenda

Granny slap

San Francisco landlords targeted for elder abuse