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Guardian voices: Eliana on the Ross case

October 3, 2012
Since this nightmare began nine months ago, my integrity, intelligence and independence have been attacked over and over again by individuals claiming to defend...

Guardian voices: Finally, rights for domestic workers

August 27, 2012
The national domestic workers’ movement is on the cusp of making history in California. Any day now, the state’s Domestic Bill of Rights (AB...

Guardian Voices: Hassle-free housing

July 30, 2012
I'm talking to the amazing organizers at Causa Justa:: Just Cause (CJJC) about their work to protect homeowners from foreclosure by the big banks,...

Guardian Voices: There’s something happening here

July 20, 2012
There are distinct signs of the rebirth of a grassroots  balanced-growth  movement in San Francisco, and some small indication that it’s even beginning to...

Guardian Voices: The case against RCV

July 13, 2012
“The Cure for the Ills of Democracy is More Democracy”                                 -- old Progressive Party sloganMy friends here at the Guardian have elevated support...

Guardian Voices: My San Francisco

July 11, 2012
I’ve spent the last 12 years learning to love and sometimes hate San Francisco, and I’ve made it my home. A few months after...

Guardian Voices: A harsh city for queer youth

July 11, 2012
By Mia TumutchI moved to San Francisco at 19, having recently escaped small-town Texas because of ignorance and hatred associated with the fact that...

Guardian Voices: Stop and Frisk didn’t work last time

Mayor Lee’s musings before the Chronicle editorial board, in which he revealed his thoughts about instituting a “stop and frisk” policy in San Francisco,...

Guardian Voices: A place for rage

July 4, 2012
Just a few weeks ago, my partner came home from work in South San Francisco to tell me some horrifying news. A cop had...

Guardian voices: The labor agreement that changed SF

June 29, 2012
This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the beginnings of  negotiations between the International Longshoreman’s and Warehouseman’s Union and the Pacific Maritime Association over...

Guardian voices: Outside the Bay Area Bubble

June 20, 2012
This week I’m back in the midwest, where my roots are strong and my mother is approaching her retirement years. I’m thinking about the...

Guardian voices: The zombie condo converters

June 15, 2012
What is the shelf life of  a really bad public policy concerning housing in  San Francisco?When it comes to condo conversions of existing rent...

Guardian Voices: On losing

June 13, 2012
I’m turning 43 today and feeling glad to be alive. I would love to be writing about the joy of raising children and the...