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Lee family quietly leaves home as activists pledge to push reforms

October 23, 2013
Members of Lee family quietly moved out of their longtime home in Chinatown last night, a day before their latest scheduled Ellis Act eviction,...

The Performant: Cheers for fears

October 22, 2013
If you consume the news at all you'll find a lot to be afraid of that seems endemic to the modern age: swine flu,...

Watch this depressing time-lapse visualization of Ellis Act evictions

October 15, 2013
A series of red circles explodes on the screen, each representing another rental unit where tenants were driven out by an eviction through no...

Elderly activists and SF natives march to preserve San Franciscan culture at Our Mission: No Eviction

Gum Gee Lee recognizes that she’s not the only one. Dressed in her now signature floral patterned blue jacket, she climbed the white flatbed truck...

No room left in San Francisco for an artist who helped make the Mission what is

Join the march to support Rene Yañez and others facing eviction

Anti-eviction rally in the Mission tomorrow supporting the Mission and Rene Yanez

Tomorrow (Sat/12 at 2pm) advocates and defenders of working class San Francisco will march to protest a rash of recent Mission evictions, including the...

San Francisco agency agrees to legalize mid-Maket units slated for eviction

October 10, 2013
Moving can be a huge, stressful, harrowing ordeal. But now, some 300 tenants living at 1049 and 1067 Market Street might be spared from...

Mayor Lee responds to political furor with more funding to fight evictions

September 30, 2013
We’re not sure whether it was the high-profile recent protests against the eviction of the Lee family, our well-read “City Hall must address rising rents”...

City Hall must address rising rents

EDITORIAL Another flurry of public concern over rising rents in San Francisco — driven by one-bedroom apartments listed for almost $4,000, a well-attended forum...

Alerts: August 7 – 13, 2013

August 6, 2013
WEDNESDAY 7Whither Modern Times? 2919 24th St., SF. moderntimesfuture@gmail.com. 7-9pm, free. Venerable indie bookstore Modern Times is in flux, but its collective members have...

Into thin air

"Shareable housing" is causing apartments to vanish from SF's rental market — yet popular, profitable sites like Airbnb violate local laws

Wedding bells and Pride protests

A whirlwind week of LGBTQ action in San Francisco

Anti-gentrification activists “GET OUT” with Pride

June 30, 2013
A group of activists used the Pride Parade to make a political statement by marching with a faux Google bus, an action meant to...

Guardian forum on Plan Bay Area draws big, engaged crowd

San Franciscans who want to help shape how this city grows — rather than just leaving it up to regional planners and market forces...

The myth of a pro-tenant city

June 10, 2013
There are always bad tenants. Always will be. Human interactions are imperfect, and renting out a room in your flat or a flat under...

A map of SF’s wealth — and poverty

June 10, 2013
There's a cool interactive map that gives you a visual picture of wealth and poverty in San Francisco. Check it out here. Just type...

Weekend watch: 2 ways to mark this SF moment in the Mission [UPDATED]

As of late, it seems as though the cries of anti-displacement activists and small business owners threatened with dramatic address changes have penetrated the...

Keep the focus on real estate

Shift gentrification-blame from the hipsters to City Hall


May 21, 2013

Take a look at the map on the front page and you get the point: Thousands of San Franciscans are getting thrown out of town

A call to arms

OPINION No one can deny that the San Francisco of the new dot-com boom is a scary place to live. Rents are astronomical: $2,353...

A win for the tenants

A compromise that actually improves the current situation and could help slow the wave of speculative evictions

You want scary? We’ve got an eviction map

April 30, 2013
You want to see something frightening on a lovely afternoon? Check out this amazing interactive map of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco put...

The vultures of greed

April 24, 2013
A small but enthusiastic crowd marched through the Castro April 20 to bring some attention to the rash of Ellis Act evictions that are...

Proposal would halt condo conversions for ten years

April 15, 2013
San Francisco Supervisors Norman Yee, Jane Kim and Board President David Chiu gathered with a cluster of tenant advocates at City Hall April 15...