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Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

SF supervisors vote to legalize and regulate Airbnb’s short-term rentals

October 7, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved controversial legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals to tourists, voting 7-4 on the package...

Opponents seek changes in Airbnb legislation before big hearing

October 6, 2014
The broad and diverse coalition opposing Sup. David Chiu’s legislation to legalize and regulate Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies — which the...

Chiu’s Airbnb legislation, still a controversial mess, moves to full board

September 30, 2014
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reputation for forging decent compromises is being severely tested as his widely criticized legislation to legalize and regulate...

Tenants face absurd lawsuits as “low-fault” evictions increase

September 15, 2014
An annual report issued by the Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) highlights some of the outrageous reasons landlords use to evict tenants. Since 2009, EDC...

Rising tenant buyouts in SF targeted by new legislation and map

September 11, 2014
A new interactive map published today by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project shows the spike in tenancy buyouts over the last year in San...

Racing for solutions

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

Burners and residents matter

EDITORIAL Burning Man and San Francisco have developed a close and symbiotic relationship in recent years, with members of the Board of Supervisors doing...

Airbnb must work with SF

EDITORIALAirbnb and other companies that facilitate illegal short-term apartment rentals to tourists visiting San Francisco need to engage in a more honest and direct...

SF’s newest grassroots coalition is backed by a company valued at $10 billion

August 1, 2014
It seems people are agitating for change on all sides of a debate swirling around Airbnb, the San Francisco-based apartment-sharing company whose new logo,...

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor’s Office

People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot measures will cost the city, but many...

Landlord plaintiff in eviction fee case has history of tenant law violations

San Francisco landlord attorneys filed a lawsuit on Thursday against San Francisco and five tenants in an effort to overturn Sup. David Campos' new...

Last chapters?

The threat to San Francisco bookstores goes beyond Amazon and ebooks to rising rents and demand for commercial space

Purr-suit of happiness: SF SPCA aims to save more lives with its new adoption center

July 17, 2014
Last year, the SF SPCA assisted with 5,084 cat and dog adoptions. With its new adoption center near Bryant and 16th Streets, which opened...

This Week’s Picks: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 2014
Brrrr-illiant!WEDNESDAY 16  Jessica Hernandez Since Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas recorded a full set of tunes for an album two years ago, long stints of...

Angry building owners threaten lawsuit over anti-speculation tax

Opponents of the anti-speculator tax that will appear on the November ballot blasted the proposal in a City Hall hearing yesterday — pledging...

San Francisco to provide right to counsel for tenants facing eviction

OPINION San Francisco is the second most unequal city in the nation. Working and middle-income people and families are being forced to flee the...

Protect light industrial businesses from Big Tech sprawl

July 2, 2014
The San Francisco Design Center has been a doing business at 2 Henry Adams street for the last 40 years.  During...

Film Listings: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Solving the housing crisis takes all San Franciscans, even big tech

 By Joseph Tobener  OPINION This week, San Franciscans learned that they will not be able to rely on Sacramento to fix the housing crisis....

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco...

A great week for (indie) sci-fi and docs: new movies!

This week, Frameline continues (our coverage here!), plus offbeat sci-fi winners Coherence and Snowpiercer are well worth seeking out ... especially if you're not...

Film Listings: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

End corporate welfare

EDITORIAL Big, powerful corporations seem to always find a way to get what they want out of City Hall, particularly under the administration of...