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Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

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...

Backlash mars annual tech awards

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

Crappies awards rain on tech award show’s parade

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

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...

City ignores public on bus plan

EDITORIAL San Francisco's tech bus saga has proven to be a source of fascination to national and international media outlets. Blockades of Google, Apple,...

“Tale of two Davids” elevates Campos

David Campos presented "a tale of two Davids" Jan. 23 in his first debate with David Chiu in their race to replace Assemblymember Tom...

“Tale of Two Davids” casts Campos as the progressive hero

January 23, 2014
David Campos presented “a tale of two Davids” tonight in his first debate with David Chiu in their race to replace Assemblymember Tom...

SFMTA Board approves tech shuttle plan

January 21, 2014
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of directors approved a pilot program today that allows operators of private commuter shuttles to use public...

Nickels and dimes… or transit for our times?

STREET FIGHT Much has been written about the so-called "Google buses" and San Francisco's latest round of gentrification. It's a horrible mess and the...

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...

Talking points for Google busers

January 20, 2014
TechCrunch is reporting that a Google employee leaked an internal memo the Silicon Valley tech firm circulated to its employees, urging them to provide...

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...

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

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...

“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...

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...

Keep choppin’

Grease, guts, and glory power the 10th annual Dirtbag Challenge this weekend

Street Fight: Plan Bay Area falls short of a worthy goal

Last week’s adoption of Plan Bay Area by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission was a watershed moment in regional planning. The plan links regional planning...

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...