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UPDATE: Rabblerousers drag Google down from astral plane

At one point protesting tech buses was new and shiny, but now it barely registers a shrug from San Franciscans. The newest eviction protest...

Google ferry’s last ride is today

The Google-hired ferries skimming Bay Area waves are coming to the end of their pilot period, with their last scheduled rides running today, according...

Google bus breakdown: a metaphor for our times?

January 24, 2014
From Mikey B, owner of Vinyl Dreams in the Lower Haight, comes this epic pic of a sleek shuttle being towed through the rough-and-tumble...

The SFMTA could legally charge commuter shuttles a higher fee

January 22, 2014
Under a newly approved pilot program that sanctions private commuter shuttles' use of San Francisco public bus stops, shuttle operators will be made to...

VIDEO: Tech buses blocked hours before vote on bus stop fees

Two tech buses were surrounded and blockaded by over 100 protesters earlier today, just hours before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of...

What “Google bus” really means

EDITORIAL In recent years, "Google bus" has become a term that encompasses more than just the shuttles that one corporation uses to transport its...

Read this: 11 national news outlets cover SF’s tech culture war

Those of us in the Bay Area have long followed the rising rents, floods of evictions, and growing resentment between long-time Bay Area residents...

In SF and Oakland, activists block tech buses to protest displacement

December 20, 2013
Between 70 and 100 protesters gathered at 24th and Valencia streets this morning (Fri/20) for yet another blockade of a private tech shuttle, this...

Mayor Lee addresses Google bus controversy

At a press conference on affordable housing today, the Guardian asked Mayor Ed Lee about San Francisco’s favorite pinata: tech buses. The monstrous private...

Bus stop

Muni could collect millions in fines against private shuttles — but it won't

Bus riding tech workers respond to national spotlight on evictions

Evictions are rippling through San Francisco. Tensions are high. Tech workers with gobs of cash are driving up the rental market in what may...

Tech leaders must engage their critics

EDITORIAL It's time for San Franciscans to have a public conversation about who we are, what we value, and where we're headed. In the...

“Why’d you do it?” we ask Fake Google employee Max Bell Alper

Within a half hour of our original post on today's tech gentrification and transit protest, the Guardian learned that Max Bell Alper, a union...

On displacement, journalism, and the Guardian’s fake Google-buser video

December 9, 2013
It’s been a whirlwind morning here in the Guardian newsroom. First our coverage of the surprise Google bus blockade and protest, along with a...

UPDATE: Union organizer shouts down protesters as they block private Google shuttle

Protesters blocked a private Google shuttle on Valencia street today, decrying private shuttle's use of public bus stops without paying fees or fines.The group...

Tenant defenders, hate-free billboards and budget hackers

August 7, 2013
Tech sector startups aren’t the only folks “disrupting” things in the Bay Area as of late. Social justice activists are mounting their own creative,...

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...

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

Googlass: Gatecrashing Google I/O

It would be foolish to turn down the offer of cost-free Billy Idol on a Wednesday night, but I could have remembered that I...

Tech workers aren’t all evil

Smashing the Google bus piñata was a bit much

Hey, you! “Tech people” are not the douchebags you think we are

May 10, 2013
I hear a lot of talk, especially from my own queer community, about how “tech people” are ruining San Francisco. From skyrocketing rent prices...

The Google-bus elitism

April 29, 2013
I've been waiting for the Chron's culture columnist Caille Millner to finally write about something interesting, and I got it April 27 when she...