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Net neutrality advocates arrested at Google HQ, call for national day of action

Last night , a small group of protesters fighting for free speech on the Internet were arrested at Google's Mountain View campus. The group...

Guardianistas hit the high notes on our latest edition of Alternative Ink

June 23, 2014
Last night’s Alternative Ink, the biweekly show that we at the Bay Guardian do on BFF.fm, may have been our best show yet. In...

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...

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Dear United States: #Jessicastux discrimination shows SF inequality

Dear United States,Yes,  you've found San Francisco out. You've got us. Our city is not the bastion of equality we claim it to be. It's...

Tech in Transit

Will the gadget-obsessed disruptions of the future abandon the congested streets of San Francisco?

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...

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...

Guardian Intelligence: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014
ONE FOR THE BOOKSPolish your reading glasses: Sat/3 marks this first ever California Bookstore Day, a party featuring readings, author and artist appearances, and...

Politics over policy

Paid Sunday parking meters benefit drivers, businesses, and Muni riders. So why did the plan get killed?

Crowdfunding real-estate: A tool to combat displacement or another nail in the coffin?

April 10, 2014
A key provision in the JOBS Act, a legislative package signed into law by President Obama in April of 2012, was hailed as a...

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...

Massage therapists hope for a happy ending

The California Massage Therapy Council, a statewide body that licenses massage practitioners, may expire at the end of this year unless extended by the...

Alerts: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 Anti-eviction march 24th and Mission BART Station, SF. evictionfreesf.org. 11:30am, free. Eviction Free San Francisco will lead "a spirited lunchtime march and picket"...

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...

Boom for whom?

Why isn't San Francisco's hot economy creating a budget surplus to address its costly byproducts?

Housing round-up: LGBT tenants, a singing protest, and a very sad mural

March 11, 2014
At today’s (Tue/11) Board of Supervisors meeting, Sup. David Campos is introducing legislation to encourage large-scale developers to protect the housing rights of the...

Barroom backchannel

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

SFBG Wrap

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