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Can we rediscover radical action on this marriage equality anniversary?

February 12, 2014
San Francisco’s political establishment will rightly celebrate itself this afternoon at 5pm with a ceremony in City Hall marking the 10th anniversary of...

Alerts: February 12 – 18, 2014

February 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12 10th Anniversary: Winter of Love City Hall Rotunda, Civic Center Plaza, SF. (415) 554-5977. 5-6pm, free. Celebrate 10 years since the historic day...

The worst music beats the best bomb: A conversation with legendary composer Van Dyke Parks

January 24, 2014
“Yours falsely!” Van Dyke Parks chimes, as he picks up the phone at home in Pasadena, where the weather is “room temperature.” He...

H. Brown: Goodbye to all that, we hope

January 23, 2014
In an SF Weekly piece published yesterday, it was announced that progressive political blogger and gadabout H. Brown – an "irascible" man who has...

Judge says state erred in 8 Washington property transfer

January 22, 2014
A San Francisco judge has ruled that the California State Lands Commission illegally exempted from environmental review a property transfer it approved in 2012...

Double standard for the role of voters in SF waterfront development?

January 20, 2014
As our article on San Francisco waterfront development was hitting the presses last week, California State Lands Commission Chief Counsel Mark Meier...

Article overlooks key findings and new academic research

January 13, 2014
By Corey CookI am writing in regard to Reed Nelson’s story “’Poll’ showing 73 percent approval for Mayor Lee was flawed.” As one of the...

Reformer removed

Environmental health director led progressive programs, resigned after mysterious investigation

Vote “no” on everything

All this year's candidates are unopposed incumbents, which is lame. It's a sign of an unhealthy democracy that we don't even have a choice....


October 16, 2013
Bruce Brugmann, Jean Dibble, and Tim RedmondThe San Francisco Bay Guardian — which has had a significant impact on the Bay Area's cultural and...

Endorsements 2013

Stop the 8 Washington project! No, no, no on B, no on C, yes on A, re-elect Hererra. Our guide to the Nov. 5 elections

On its fifth anniversary, Sunday Streets offers a lesson in urban experimentation

It’s hard to believe that Sunday Streets -- San Francisco’s version of the ciclovia, or temporary closure of streets to cars as...

Waiting to connect

Years after a failed privatization scheme, SF is letting Google create its municipal Wi-Fi system

“Greyhound therapy” is wrong for Nevada, and San Francisco

August 20, 2013
It’s horribly inhumane and indefensible for Nevada to ship its mentally ill homeless to San Francisco, and City Attorney Dennis Herrera is right to...

Real men deconstruct manliness

July 25, 2013
There was an interesting moment at last night’s Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Annual Dinner and Gayla, when Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg, all...

Striking Out

Stadium concession workers — without a contract since 2010, denied tip jars, some paid less than minimum wage — aren't sharing in the San Francisco Giants' success and rising prices

So now what?

The city celebrates equality, but still leaves many behind

Wedding bells and Pride protests

A whirlwind week of LGBTQ action in San Francisco

Images from a big gay victory celebration

June 27, 2013
It was an amazing day of celebration in San Francisco yesterday, from the early morning crowd that gathered in City Hall to hear the...

From around the Internet: San Franciscans celebrate marriage equality

June 27, 2013
All around San Francisco yesterday, gay couples, city leaders, and street revelers celebrated the Supreme Court’s rulings striking down Proposition 8 and the Defense...

Supreme Court same-sex marriage decisions: DOMA invalidated, Prop 8 case dismissed, SF reacts [UPDATED]

Watch this space throughout the day for breaking news on the decision and reactions. Tonight there will be a celebration of the Court's decisions...

On pins and needles

Same-sex marriage ruling hits San Francisco on the eve of Pride -- oh hey, we won stuff!

Netroots Nation: How to make a comeback

At Netroots Nation the central focus on the how, and not so much the why. Everyone here knows why austerity is devastating, why women...

Guardian Intelligence

Virgil's Sea Room, queer education in schools, Ron Lanza memorial, Sean Parker's nuptials ... what you need to know this week