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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

Tom’s legacy

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

Crime and politics

How an FBI probe of organized crime in Chinatown took down a senator and well-connected political consultant

On the waterfront

Initiative would give voters a say on big waterfront projects that violate zoning standards

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Start the mayor’s race now

EDITORIALWe hope you enjoyed last week's cover package, "The Rise of Candidate X," a parable about politics and the media in San Francisco. While...

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

Freedom is slavery, privacy is theft

BOOKS ISSUE: 'The Circle' projects Bay Area technology culture into a dystopian near-future

The next election

EDITORIAL This week's dismal election in San Francisco is a symptom of deeper problems in our political system, both here and across the country....

On Guard: The story behind the Bay Guardian’s new ownership and the departure of Editor-Publisher Tim Redmond

Longtime Bay Guardian Editor Tim Redmond left the newspaper last week in a dispute with its new owners over personnel changes and his...

SF approves Twitter-sized apartments for tech workers

November 20, 2012
San Francisco is giving Twitter tax rebates to help grow a business that reduces our communications to 140 characters or less, and now the...

East Bay Endorsements 2012

Our recommendations in key Alameda County, Berkeley and Oakland races

David Lee and his landlord backers raise the stakes in District 1

October 4, 2012
Realtors and commercial landlords have transformed the supervisorial race in District 1 into an important battle over rent control and tenants' rights, despite their...

SFBC keeps its distance from Critical Mass anniversary ride

September 28, 2012
Today's 20th anniversary Critical Mass ride has received overwhelming media coverage in the last few days, including a surprisingly laudatory editorial in yesterday's Examiner,...

Feeling the heat, Olague kills RCV repeal for now

After reviving a controversial effort to repeal the city's ranked-choice voting (RCV) system and paying a political price for her shifting stands on the...

Mecke joins crowded District 5 supervisorial race

Progressive activist Quintin Mecke jumped into the District 5 supervisorial race today, echoing gentrification concerns raised this week by the Guardian and The New...

Freeing the information

From a high school teacher to the Bay Citizen: this year's heroes in journalism

SF Chamber poll distorts the facts…again

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual City Beat poll – promoting its results at the top of its website...

Nathaniel Blumberg: Open to change

February 29, 2012
By Wilbur Wood  (Wilbur Wood was a student of Nathaniel Blumberg in the early 1960s at the University of Montana in Missoula. And he...

Would Sept. elections be better than RCV?

February 10, 2012
A proposal by Supervisors Sean Elsbernd and Mark Farrell to end San Francisco's experiment with Ranked Choice Voting will come before the board Feb....

How should San Franciscans vote?

January 25, 2012
The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will consider competing proposals for changing how elections are conducted in San Francisco tomorrow (Thu/26) at 2 p.m.,...

Progressives split on bag ban, ex-cons

December 8, 2011
A couple of interesting votes at the Board of Supes Dec. 6. Sup. Ross Mirkarimi lost two pieces of legislation -- a mandate that...

Rank complaints

Calls to repeal ranked-choice voting come from its regular downtown-allied critics — but progressives also have concerns

The great divide

The rich and powerful went for Mayor Ed Lee. Now what happens to the rest of us?