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

Guardian Intelligence: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
 REAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALHeavens to Betsy! An earthquake hit wine country, and the upper-middle class are dealing with spilled rivers of their favorite cabernet. While...

Live Review: The Coup’s provocative ‘Shadowbox’ marred by sound problems

August 19, 2014
The Coup's new multimedia project Shadowbox was at least partially inspired by bandleader/MC Boots Riley's experience walking into a Theater Artaud performance as a...

Making waves

San Francisco Mime Troupe's 'Ripple Effect' takes on the Bay Area's roiling class divide

Google Bus sewers

Bulky shuttles belong on car-centric corridors, not neighborhood streets

SFMTA launches “Google Bus” pilot program map, promises increased enforcement

The Google Bus plan is now rolling forward. Last night the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released a map of shuttle stops to...

Listen: Katie Day’s anti-tech bro jam “San Francisco (Before the West Falls)”

June 3, 2014
Between POW!'s "Hi-Tech Boom," the schticky "Google Bus Song" from Cachebox, and Violent Vickie's "Fuck You!!!!!", it's safe to say San Francisco musicians —...

Carmageddon cometh

San Francisco needs to radically rethink its transportation system to avoid gridlock

Lawsuit filed to halt “Google bus” shuttle pilot program

The road to regulating Google Buses has a new pothole: a lawsuit. A lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court today demands the San Francisco...

Happy May Day, San Francisco

Happy May Day, comrades, and what a fine May day it is even if the urgent mayday spirit on this International Workers Day doesn’t...

SFBG Wrap, April 9-16

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

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...

A tale of two Google buses

The controversial tech shuttles are powerful symbols — or they're not — that are also causing real problems and benefits on the roads

Protester barfs on windshield of Yahoo bus — Viva La Vomit!

Yesterday at City Hall there was a seven hour long hearing on the validity of the tech buses, known colloquially as Google buses. Do...

SF supervisors reject challenge of Google bus pilot program

An appeal of the Google bus pilot program's exemption from environmental review was denied at a contentious Board of Supervisors hearing Tuesday night that...

April Fools Day in San Francisco: Acrobats block Google bus

April 1, 2014
“Everyone say, GMuni!”Activist “Judith Hart,” clad in corporate attire and donning thick glasses without lenses, called into a microphone as she stood on the...

Feel free to borrow these arguments in the Google Bus CEQA appeal

March 31, 2014
Speaking of gun-running, how about that Google Bus?* The $1/stop SFMTA deal to allow Google Buses to use city bus stops is being appealed...

Opposing sides rally troops for tech bus throw-down

Tomorrow’s (Tue/1) San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting will feature a hearing on the environmental impact of commuter shuttles, including Google buses. In what...

Poll says SF loves tech buses, doesn’t ask Spanish speakers

San Franciscans love tech, they're totally cool with the Google buses, and care more about job creation than the cost of living, according to...

Wired measures tech bus trips in a day

The vaunted Google Bus pilot program is now in legal limbo as local activists appeal the deal to regulate the shiny behomoths, on environmental...

Barroom backchannel

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

Neighborhood news hole

Mission Local dropped by its fiscal sponsor, continuing the decline in city reporting resources

SFBG Wrap

Google buses, library targets the homeless, and Kelly takes on Cohen in D10

Activists, union challenge Google bus pilot program

San Francisco activists and labor filed an appeal of the controversial commuter shuttle (aka, the Google buses) pilot program to the Board of Supervisors...