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Moderate politicians push “affordable housing” definition up to higher income brackets

September 26, 2014
San Francisco, its General Plan Housing Element, and various city codes have always had a very specific definition of what they mean by “affordable...

Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent

September 19, 2014
By Max CherneyMayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal...

Alerts: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
WEDNESDAY 30 Screening: The Internet's Own Boy David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston, Berk. 7pm, $10 advance/$12 door/ $5 students This film tells the story of...

SF voters to weigh in on Beach Chalet turf war

A city project that would install artificial turf and stadium lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields at the west end of Golden Gate...

Will San Francisco voters give Muni more money to serve a growing population?

Beating up on Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a perennial pastime for many San Franciscans, who will be given the...

Clean energy and better infrastructure: a great combination

OPINION Achieving a more sustainable San Francisco means a city running on clean power. It also means maintaining our infrastructure to keep San Francisco...

“Let’s Elect Our Elected Officials” rejected at the Board of Supes

July 15, 2014
At today’s (Tue/15) Board of Supervisors’ meeting, members of the board voted 6-5 against placing a proposal on the November ballot that would create...

Painting with more colors

Study finds city arts funding disproportionately goes to arts created by and attended by white people

Will proposal to sell Hetch Hetchy power overshadow CleanPowerSF?

June 30, 2014
Supervisors Scott Wiener and London Breed have proposed an ordinance to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Power Commission’s Power Enterprise to sell hydroelectric...

Justice delayed is justice denied

EDITORIAL Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors who try to identify with both the progressive movement and business-oriented Mayor Ed Lee —...

Campos wins veto-proof support for closing the city healthcare coverage loophole UPDATED

Sup. David Campos appears to have finally succeeded in his years-long quest to prevent San Francisco employers from pocketing money the city...

Supes won’t let mayor raid CleanPowerSF without a fight

The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee today voted to reject the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission budget, an effort by Sup. John...

Marcus Books of San Francisco evicted

For months, we've been covering the story of Marcus Books, the nation’s oldest continuously operating black-owned, black-themed bookstore located in San Francisco's Fillmore District....

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...

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner who fought Secure Communities

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Supervisors propose increased funding for youth services

April 29, 2014
José-Luis Mejia says he’s seen a little bit of everything in his work with transitional-age youth. A few have died suddenly; others wound up...

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously

SFBG Wrap, April 16-23

BART fine for workers' deaths, supervisors outfox landlords, police tapes illuminate Nieto shooting, and the sorry state of public housing

Plan would renovate vacant public housing units for homeless people

April 16, 2014
Sup. London Breed has proposed setting aside city funding to renovate vacant and dilapidated San Francisco Public Housing units, in an effort to quickly...

City unveils plan to get tough at 4/20 gatherings

April 16, 2014
City officials today announced a "comprehensive plan" to crack down on unpermitted 420 events at Golden Gate Park this Sun/20, saying it was necessary...

This is 911, please hold

The contentious tax breaks given to tech companies in San Francisco are under fire once again, as emergency dispatchers protested crippling budget shortages yesterday...

San Francisco’s untouchables

Is San Francisco trying to help the homeless -- or drive them away?

No parking

Park Closure Law sparks fear among homeless groups, but no big crackdown yet

Clean Power SF still moving forward

news@sfbg.com Dec. 19 marked the 100th anniversary of the Raker Act, federal legislation that specifically called for San Francisco to directly distribute the water and...