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Forum begins to bridge the housing-transportation divide

October 10, 2014
Advocates for sustainable transportation and affordable housing in San Francisco — who have been pitted against each other in this election — discussed their...

CPUC head Michael Peevey is stepping down

October 9, 2014
The head of the California Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey, has announced that he will step down once his term comes to an end...

Guardian Intelligence

HOT AND STICKY HARDLY STRICTLYIf you were among the estimated 750,000 people who poured into Golden Gate Park this past weekend for Hardly Strictly...

Endorsements 2014

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

Guardian Intelligence

WHO OWNS THE NEW SF?This week, former Bay Guardian editor and publisher Tim Redmond published an epic investigation on his 48Hills site showing that...

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

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...

New protections for abortion seekers proposed, but may face rival efforts

After a years-long saga of trying to regulate the loudest and rudest protesters outside clinics that offer abortions, a new law may finally protect...

Money for Muni

Learning the A, B, and Ls of this fall's transportation ballot measures

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
MASONIC MOONWALKBeck brought his endlessly funky band to the new Masonic Sept. 19 for opening night, where they ran through melancholy new tunes from...

Changing the climate in SF

EDITORIAL As hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of New York City and other cities around the world for a Global Climate...

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...

Bridge the housing-Muni divide

EDITORIAL One the most frustrating political conflicts in San Francisco this election season is the schism between sustainable transportation activists and affordable housing advocates,...

Grassroots campaigns work to counter the influence of big donors

September 16, 2014
Big money is pouring into a few campaign committees for the fall election, with Big Soda targeting the soda tax, Realtors gunning for the...

Legal aid funding for undocumented youth clears board committee

September 10, 2014
Brian, who is 12, came to the United States from Guatemala with his younger brother, Edwin, who is seven. They arrived in a car...

Deal reached in Transbay Tower tax district showdown

The deal almost sounds too good to be true. After threats of lawsuits, frantic backdoor dealmaking and a very harried week for the Board of...

Mayor Lee: Welcome Fleet Week, prepare for disaster UPDATED

September 9, 2014
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s daily announcement of public events today included a strange pairing for tomorrow : the Blue Angels will return to...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement...

Defend the deal

EDITORIAL Creating a functional and equitable San Francisco for tomorrow requires political will and foresight today. Do our current political leaders have the requisite...

Racing for solutions

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

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

He hates these cans! How helping Muni becomes hating nonprofits

September 2, 2014
While I’m reluctant to give this self-serving poverty pimp any more attention or web traffic, it’s hard to ignore the latest misleading hit piece...

Get to work

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Board of Supervisors returned to work this week after a month-long summer recess. While it may be too much to...

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?