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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...

In charge … sort of

New CCSF chancellor has steered troubled districts before, but how much authority will he have here?

Campaign cash still flows during lackluster election cycle

October 17, 2013
We may be headed for the most widely ignored election in many years on Nov. 5 — with very low turnout expected to decide...

CCSF’s new chancellor has a history running other troubled colleges

Former Compton College Special Trustee Dr. Arthur Q. Tyler will be City College of San Francisco’s new chancellor, sources tell the Guardian. The decision...

Friends in the shadows

How developers, corporations, and city contractors buy influence in San Francisco City Hall -- a 47th anniversary Guardian special investigation

Project Censored

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

Blow your mind

Soon you can get a Ph.D. in human sexuality in San Francisco

Senate OKs Bay Bridge name change, lawsuit seeks to overturn it

September 12, 2013
The California Senate gave its blessing to the rename the western span of the Bay Bridge after former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown on...

Bugging out

The Urinals started off as artists, and ended up musicians

Psychic Dream Astrology: September 4-10, 2013

September 5, 2013
ARIESMarch 21-April 19Don't give up, Aries! If you strive to live up to your own code of ethics then your problems will have a...

Psychic Dream Astrology: September 4 – 10, 2013

September 3, 2013
September 4-10, 2013ARIESMarch 21-April 19Don't give up, Aries! If you strive to live up to your own code of ethics then your problems will...

North Beach conflict-of-interest zone

August 27, 2013
It's been over a year since North Beach's Piazza Market closed its doors – but nothing has come along to take its place. The...

Agency official under fire for development project endorsement

August 8, 2013
Did a high-ranking official of a regional conservation authority improperly use her influence to secure $10,000 for a nonprofit she chairs the board of?...

Q&A: If Sebadoh was a meal, it’d be chili over spaghetti

July 26, 2013
Many things have changed since Sebadoh released its last full-length album, The Sebadoh, 14 years ago. We’ve seen three respective presidents hold terms, have...

Jello sounds off

July 24, 2013
When setting up an interview with Jello Biafra, I got this light-hearted warning: “There is no such thing as a short interview with Jello.”...

Damaged goods

MUSIC: Jello Biafra on the 'Dot Com Holocaust' and 'White People and the Damage Done.' Plus, new band Yassou Benedict delivers shoegaze dreampop.

Alerts: July 17 – 23, 2013

July 16, 2013
Wednesday 17 Panel: Upholding the People's Right to Know ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St, SF. 7-9pm, free. It seems the phrase "whistleblower"...

Psychic Dream Astrology: July 10-16, 2013

July 10-16, 2013Mercury is Retrograde, so hold off on solidifying major plans and making big purchases, folks.ARIESMarch 21-April 19Save yourself from yourself! Say "yes"...

Independence movement

Oakland's SALTA collective plans to be 'always looking for a space'

8 Washington opponents try to torpedo counter-initiative

Opponents of 8 Washington, a hotly contested development project that would erect 134 new condos priced at $5 million apiece and up along the...

Small Business Commissioners support Pet Food Express over local stores

June 26, 2013
San Francisco’s Small Business Commission has recently come under fire for its promotion of corporate interests and, most recently, advocating for an allegedly predatory...

‘Money is a tool’

And so is disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But is he a tool of political reform or just his longtime allies among the rich and the right?

Guardian Intelligence

Virgil's Sea Room, queer education in schools, Ron Lanza memorial, Sean Parker's nuptials ... what you need to know this week

Thunder from West Portal: Quentin Kopp savages the Warriors’ Embarcadero Wall and its $220 million taxpayer subsidy

June 11, 2013
(Scroll down to read Kopp's column from the Westside Observer) When then State Sen. Quentin Kopp was appointed to the bench in San Mateo...