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LGBT icon evicted, leaving town, blasting Wiener

January 29, 2013
Documentary filmmaker and longtime queer community activist and leader David Weissman is leaving San Francisco -- because he and three other tenants of his...

King’s ideals echoed in SF and DC events

January 21, 2013
Labor leaders and a plethora of elected officials from San Francisco – including almost the entire Board of Supervisors – began today at the...

The downside of Jerry Brown’s budget

January 10, 2013
The guv is quite proud of his new budget: He's eliminated the chronic deficits, he's giving some more money to the schools, and he's...

Same-sex marriage: What they’re saying

December 7, 2012
Lots of statements getting issued on the Supreme Court's decision, reflecting both the desire of many elected officials to weigh in on this momentus...

Howard Wallace, LGBT icon, dies at 76

November 15, 2012
Howard Wallace, a longtime organizer who played a key role in bringing the LGBT movement and labor together in San Francisco, died Nov. 14....

Oh well, Pelosi’s going to stick around

November 14, 2012
For a while there some of us thought that Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who failed to win back a house majority for the Democrats, might...

Gascon skips valuable reform panel

November 14, 2012
District Attorney George Gascon didn't show up for the town hall meeting that Sen. Mark Leno held on criminal justice reform last night. Gascon...

Obama wins: Rejoicing at SF Dem HQ

November 6, 2012
The crowd just went nuts at the SF Democratic Party headquarters on Market Street when the big TV screen flashed, "Obama Re-Elected."Downstairs from the...

Endorsements 2012: State ballot measures

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. No on 35 saves our sexworkers. GMO food gets a label when you vote Yes on 37

Endorsements 2012: State and national races

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. Go Barack, and vote No on 35 for sexworker justice

Bad and good news from the Guv

October 1, 2012
First, the bad news: Jerry Brown has vetoed a couple of important bills by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, showing that he's still a strange and...

Historic, veto-proof vote launches CleanPowerSF

September 18, 2012
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today cast an historic vote that was more than a decade in the making, approving the CleanPowerSF program...

Who’s a sex trafficker?

Under Proposition 35, you'd be surprised

Cell phone radiation documentary screens tomorrow

July 27, 2012
The pre-screening wine bar won't erase the sinister implications of tomorrow's Artist's Television Access showing of Reconnect. On Sat/28, filmmaker Kevin Kunze will show...


May 22, 2012
Wednesday 23Justice for Alan Blueford, Alameda County District Attorney's office, 1225 Fallon, Oak; Facebook: Demand Justice for Alan Blueford. 3pm; free. Alan Blueford, 18,...

The GOP has no answer on the state budget

May 16, 2012
The Republican leaders in Sacramento have absolutely no solutions to the state budget problems. They're against the guv's tax plan for November, they're against...

Obama’s mistake

By Gabriel Haaland and Laura ThomasLast month, Obama came out swinging against medical marijuana in an interview, defended his raids of law-abiding clubs, and...

East Bay Endorsements for the June 5 election

There aren't a lot of contested races in the Oakland/Berkeley area. Every member of the county Board of Supervisors is running essentially unopposed. When...

Gay-la time: LGBT Center’s annual ‘Soiree’ gets Frenched

March 27, 2012
Photos by Bowerbird Photography. There couldn't have been a better way to escape the dramatic, wet downpour the night of Sat/24 than to celebrate the...

The future of the DCCC

March 12, 2012
Now that Aaron Peskin is retiring as chair of the Democratic County Central Committee, and is not even seeking re-election, the future of a...

Teachers, students demand funding for education

March 2, 2012
People across the Bay Area joined in the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education March 1, with rallies at Berkeley City Hall,...

Federal government sets its sights on 12 more SF dispensaries

February 10, 2012
Bad news for medical marijuana patients in the Bay Area: as reported by the SF Examiner, the DEA has requested records from the city's...

Meet the new supervisor

How will Christina Olague balance loyalty to Mayor Lee with the needs of the city's most progressive district?

Legal, not legal

CANNABIS ISSUE: Reality TV, federal crackdowns, celebrity stoners: an early guide to cannabis culture in 2012