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Norquist, tech titans, and whether Burning Man is positively affecting society

September 3, 2014
Is Burning Man really making Bay Area technology titans, right-wing ideologues, and other uber-capitalists more community-minded? Do they really come back from the desert...

Film festival organizers call for safer San Francisco streets

August 18, 2014
Editor’s Note: Aug. 19 marks the Bay Area Global Health Film Festival, hosted by the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology. The theme of this...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

The age of the brogrammer

Solving tech's diversity problem may be a key to saving San Francisco

Why I drive a taxi

 By Beth Powder OPINION I left a 17-year career in film to become a taxi driver. I just wanted to be here full time,...

Uber wants to be the Vegas of gay weddings, only even faster

In their frantic desire to be first with the next big thing and to grab market share by any means necessary, tech companies often...

State regulators issue stern warning to rideshare companies

June 13, 2014
About a month ago, we wrote about how San Francisco International Airport Director John Martin was cracking down on rideshare drivers ferrying passengers to...

Uber vs. SFO: Will Mayor Lee take sides?

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version. Police at the San Francisco International Airport have been cracking down lately on unauthorized drivers...

Does carsharing really reduce overall driving?

At the Share conference that I covered for this week’s Guardian, there were wildly divergent claims for how many vehicles carsharing companies such as...

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

Let’s share, for real

EDITORIAL Global capitalism is a wasteful system that produces way too much stuff and uses too much energy shipping that stuff all over world,...

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...

SFO director initiates crackdown on unpermitted Uber drivers

San Francisco’s “sharing economy” may be on its way to getting “catalyzed” thanks to this week’s Share Conference, but ridesharing companies also are getting...

Chiu and his allies ramp up their rhetoric, warning of a “war” on techies

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and his campaign for the California Assembly aggressively courted votes and support from the technology community this morning...

Waiting for transit

People with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to catch a train, bus, or taxi in the Bay Area

Uber files defense in New Year’s Eve death of six-year-old girl

The wrongful death lawsuit against Uber for the New Year's Eve death of six-year-old Sofia Liu moved forward, as Uber filed its defense May...

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

SFBG Wrap, April 9-16

Shrimp Boy is innocent (say his attorneys), Airbnb comes clean, and Ellis Act reform advances

Taxi drivers protest rideshares as government mulls new regulations

Car horns honked and tempers flared as around 30 taxi cabs circled around the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday , protesting what the cabbies...

Insurance Commissioner to CPUC: Tech “rideshare” companies must provide insurance

Rideshare companies must provide their drivers with insurance. That was the gist of a public letter released today from the California Insurance Commission, addressed to...

Uber’s secret, “proprietary” insurance policy leaked

An anonymous leaker emailed Uber’s previously secreted, hidden insurance plans to the Bay Guardian and a number of taxi industry advocates over the weekend,...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Uber announces new insurance policy covering drivers between fares

Controversial tech-ride provider Uber will now expand its insurance for drivers, it announced on its blog today. Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares,"...