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Return of the messenger

How a new film vindicates journalist Gary Webb and his work exposing the connection between the CIA and cocaine traffickers

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent

September 19, 2014
By Max CherneyMayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal...

Realtors give $600,000 to defeat anti-speculation tax

September 9, 2014
Two Realtor groups have dumped nearly $600,000 into the campaign against Prop. G, the tax on flipping properties to discourage real estate speculation and...

Activists form human barricade to protest crude-by-rail facility

September 4, 2014
This morning , at 7am in Richmond, Calif., four environmental activists used U-locks to fasten themselves by the neck to the fence of an...

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...

Big Soda’s big money

Pepsi and Coke may spend millions to defeat SF's sugary beverage tax

Civil Grand Jury report highlights gifts made on mayor’s behalf

June 30, 2014
A major real-estate firm contributed $1 million to the America’s Cup Organizing Committee at the behest of Mayor Ed Lee, right around the time...

DCCC calls against Prop B did not have desired effect, did raise questions

June 17, 2014
Chairperson Mary Jung of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, a highly influential political body that governs the San Francisco Democratic Party, has...

Ethics complaint says chair of DCCC deliberately tried to confuse voters

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version.Right down to the wire, a complaint filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission today...

Supervisors play politics with Sunshine appointments

The Board of Supervisors today considers reappointing three Sunshine Ordinance Task Force members after the board’s Rules Committee last week blocked other qualified...

Renting isn’t sharing

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

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Illegal anti-Campos flyers the subject of an ethics complaint

Several San Francisco neighborhoods over the last week have been targeted with illegal campaign flyers against Assembly candidate David Campos -- breaking...

“Uncle Leland” suspended from California Senate, with pay for now

The California Senate today voted 28-1 to suspend, with pay, three allegedly corrupt state senators: Ron Calderon, Rod Wright, and Leland Yee, also known...

Cleaning up poor people

Secretive agenda behind Clean Up The Plaza threatens one of San Francisco's last low-income neighborhoods

Clean Up The Plaza run by political consultant with ties to developers

Neighborhood and progressive political activists have long been suspicious of the shadowy Clean Up The Plaza campaign and its possible connections to a massive...

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...

Solomon: The CIA, Amazon, Bezo, and the Washington Post: An exchange with Executive Editor Martin Baron

January 10, 2014
 By Norman Solomon (B3 note: This exchange between Norman Solomon and the Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron followed a Solomon column that dramatized the...

Theater Listings: December 11 – 17, 2013

December 10, 2013
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

City College Trustee resigns, protesting state takeover

Democracy is a thing of the past at City College of San Francisco, and now one member of its elected board has had enough....

Alerts: November 27 – December 3, 2013

November 26, 2013
WEDNESDAY 27Harvey Milk and George Moscone Memorial Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market, SF. tinyurl.com/MilkMoscone. 7pm, free. A candlelight vigil and march will be...

Schooled

Accrediting commission threatening to shutter City College gets scrutiny from Congress

Mayor Ed Lee’s committee gives $10,000 that it doesn’t have to the 8 Washington project UPDATED

November 1, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee presents himself as a model of fiscal responsibility, but the Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco Committee that he...