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Slipping away

Poorly tracked mental health services funds aren't reaching patients with severe psychological illness

Guiding the Guardian

Community forum and reader input help launch a new era

Guardian forum sparks lively discussion

We had a packed house last night for our community forum on the future of the Bay Guardian and the progressive movement in the...

Immigrants vulnerable to domestic violence

In San Francisco Sup. John Avalos' District 11, half of all residents were born outside the U.S. In Sup. Jane Kim's District 6, more...

Due Process for All ordinance may offer better protection for domestic violence victims

July 23, 2013
In San Francisco Sup. John Avalos’ District 11, half of all residents were born outside the U.S. In Sup. Jane Kim’s District 6, more...

Alerts: July 17 – 23, 2013

July 16, 2013
Wednesday 17 Panel: Upholding the People's Right to Know ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St, SF. 7-9pm, free. It seems the phrase "whistleblower"...

Parents, behind bars

New programs acknowledge that strengthening the parent-child bond reduces recidivism


June 19, 2013
 Wednesday 19 Discussion: Latinos and the criminal justice system Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia, SF. www.sflatinodemclub.com. 7-8pm, free. Join SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi,...

Last gasp ends the sordid Mirkarimi saga

A San Francisco judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez, which is likely to be the...

Wiener’s dance mix: more DJs mixed with fines for “bad actors”

February 26, 2013
DJs could proliferate in San Francisco's bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and plazas under legislation that Sup. Scott Wiener introduced today to include DJs under...

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

January 18, 2013
Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

Eviction of activist/gardener squatters follows HANC’s eviction

About 20 activist gardeners were thrown out of the old Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC) Recycling Center space today, when Sheriff's Department deputies and...

White men behaving (very) badly

Presenting the 2012 Off-Guard awards for the worst of a dismal yaer

The new board president

December 28, 2012
The last time the San Francisco supervisors elected a new board president, the progressives got a swift kick in the ass. David Chiu, who...

Sorry, Chuck — HANC eviction hasn’t happened

The eviction of the Haight Asbury Neighborhood Council’s recycling center, which critics of the center said was scheduled to take place Dec. 5, hasn’t...

Guns in Bayview

Local activists differ on SF gun control ordinances that are now under fire by the NRA

The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda

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...

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

Election makes the Board of Supervisors tougher to predict

November 7, 2012
I'm still a bit too bleary-eyed for serious political analysis on D5 or other races today, but I'll offer a few of my own...

D5 race displays key SF political dynamics

November 7, 2012
There’s so much to say about the District 5 supervisorial race, whose top five finishers’ parties I attended tonight, gathering interesting perspectives from each...

The practice of politics

It isn't just about issues and ideology; it's about the way we fight

The billionaire attack on D5

November 2, 2012
The attack on Sup. Christina Olague, funded by a couple of right-wing billionaires, is in full swing in District 5, with mailers, robocalls, a...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

October 31, 2012
Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...