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Racing for solutions

Candidates running in District 10 debate the myriad problems facing southeast San Francisco

SF to consider joining Richmond in fighting banks over underwater mortgages

July 11, 2014
Plans to ease San Francisco’s often overlooked home foreclosure crisis will have to wait a bit longer. The San Francisco Board of...

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...

Fighting foreclosures

Richmond wins the first battles in its war against big banks on behalf of underwater homeowners

Threat to torpedo Richmond’s plan to help home owners through eminent domain dodged, for now

Last night, Richmond’s controversial plan for preventing home foreclosures using eminent domain was almost torpedoed. The stage was the regular Richmond City Council meeting,...

Not for sale

Richmond to seize hundreds of mortgage loans from banks to revive its communities

Stand up for the little guy

OPINION Last week, my partner and I journeyed early one morning to Sacramento to sign documents at the Secretary of State. We did this...

Keep the focus on real estate

Shift gentrification-blame from the hipsters to City Hall

Planning for displacement

Regional planners want to put 280,000 more people into San Francisco — and they admit that many current residents will have to leave

Pride faces backlash from defenders of gay whistleblower

April 30, 2013
In the wake of the debacle unleashed by San Francisco Pride’s announcement that gay whistleblower Bradley Manning would not be grand marshal for this...

Wells Fargo foreclosure fighters: They’re baaaack!

April 23, 2013
See an update at the end of this article. A group of activists focused on organizing against Bay Area foreclosures will return to Wells Fargo’s...

Property resistance in the Bay and beyond

April 19, 2013
In 2004, Hannah Dobbz climbed up the drainpipe of an abandoned building in Emeryville and disappeared through a broken window. Outside, her friends waited...

LGBT icon evicted, leaving town, blasting Wiener

January 29, 2013
Documentary filmmaker and longtime queer community activist and leader David Weissman is leaving San Francisco -- because he and three other tenants of his...

Endorsements 2012: State and national races

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. Go Barack, and vote No on 35 for sexworker justice

Where is Occupy SF now?

September 20, 2012
On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy San Francisco also celebrated its birthday.Demonstrations throughout the day Sept. 17, focusing on a variety of...

Happy Birthday Occupy

September 16, 2012
Occupy celebrates its one-year anniversary Monday, and many of the groups who have gotten involved over the past year will be going all out....

Diamond Dave’s report from Romneyville

August 27, 2012
Activists from San Francisco and around the country are descending on Tampa this week to protest the Republican National Convention. I got a call...

Activists rally for alleged victim of illegal foreclosure

July 27, 2012
A few dozen rallied in front of the building that houses a branch of PNC bank July 26, demanding that the bank not foreclose...

Best of the Bay 2012: Local Heroes

2012 Local HeroesAlex Tom and Shaw San LiuAlex Tom and Shaw San Liu — the executive director and lead organizer for the Chinese Progressive...

East Bay Endorsements for the June 5 election

There aren't a lot of contested races in the Oakland/Berkeley area. Every member of the county Board of Supervisors is running essentially unopposed. When...

Guardian endorsements for June 5 election

Sure, the primaries are a joke -- but your vote still matters. Our take on the trash wars, the DCCC race, and more local elections

Pushing back

Reoccupied foreclosed Bayview house becomes a home base for the 'foreclosure fighters'

Activists hope to turn resolution into real foreclosure suspension

April 12, 2012
On April 10, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling for a temporaray suspension on foreclosures in San Francisco.The resolution "urges city...

San Francisco’s loss

Heading East: San Francisco is losing much of its diversity, cultural edge, and working class to the East Bay -- can anything be done?