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Developers should pay — on time

It's boom time -- a good moment to end bust-time business breaks 

Rival condo conversion measures finally up for board vote

Controversial condominium conversion lottery bypass legislation is finally headed for a vote by the full Board of Supervisors this Tuesday. Befitting legislation that has...

The adulation of the technoriche

June 5, 2013
It’s hardly news at this point that billionaire tech mogul Sean Parker tore up a public campground to build the sets for his $10...

Banned by Facebook

Seeking answers from Big Tech — and continuing to be stonewalled

Philip Glass at 75: an intoxicating series, live scores to ‘La Belle et la Bête’ and more

May 31, 2013
Last June, legendary composer Philip Glass treated our fair city to a one-off collaborative performance with indie-folk visionary Joanna Newsom. Just two months ago,...

Lee budget avoids cuts, but some say too few benefit from the boom

Mayor Ed Lee today released his proposed 2013-15 city budget in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at City Hall, a $7.9 billion spending plan...

The meaning of Manning

What to take from SF Pride's bumblings and shut-outs? Maybe we're not so equal, after all

The Ro Khanna party

May 17, 2013
When Ro Khanna, a young, energetic intellectual property lawyer, ran for Congress against Tom Lantos, he was the candidate of the progressives. I liked...

More SF restaurants settle with the city over fraudulent employee health surcharges

City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced another batch of settlements with restaurants that have been fraudulently using surcharges on customers’ bills to cover their...

How SF politics (and journalism) really works

The internal report on SF Housing Authority management berates ousted director Henry Alvarez as a jerk and a bully, somone who made racist and...

Guest opinion: LGBT supporters of Bradley Manning

Editor's note: At least 24 LGBT community leaders and activists have signed on to the following statement in support of Bradley Manning as a...

Love spells trouble

For Bleached, LA is the city of sisterly love. Plus Stero Total, Mariee Sioux, Mike Patton, more

Newsom calls for marijuana legalization

For all his flaws, Gavin Newsom has never shied away from taking a stand or showing leadership on emerging issues, particularly when the politicians...

“Ten more Ron Conways” would destroy San Francisco

As I reported in this week's cover story, San Francisco has lost its balance under Mayor Ed Lee, with economic development pushing sustainability –...

Indicator city

If cutting edge San Francisco can't meet the challenge of climate change and related environmental issues, are we all doomed?

Mayor Lee’s trip to China raises questions of ethics and influence

Mayor Ed Lee barely had time to unpack from his recent political junket to Paris before he was off on his current trip...

NanosauR remixes Backstreet Boys, Antwon, and Chelsea Wolfe

March 28, 2013
Earlier today, Bay Area dream pop producer NanosauR posted to his Facebook page, “This is a collection of 20 remixes I have made over...

Mayor Lee’s mysterious breakfast companions [UPDATED]

March 27, 2013
See an update to this story below. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been having breakfast with CEOs to seek millions in funding for...

The “mystery” of the homeless families

March 22, 2013
The Chron's having a hard time figuring out why there are so many more homeless families looking for help."It's been difficult to pin down...

On KPFA, Gavin Newsom ducks the tough ones

March 21, 2013
Gavin Newsom sat down for an hour with Brian Edwards-Tiekert of KPFA's Up Front, and the show is remarkable. Brian was a little less...

Rep Clock

March 19, 2013
Schedules are for Wed/20-Tue/26 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Tough questions asked on America’s Cup fundraising shortfall

March 13, 2013
At a March 13 subcommittee hearing called by Sup. John Avalos, representatives from the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the America's...

From the Rocketship to Bay Lights, “temporary” is the key that unlocked public art in SF

In the wake of The Bay Lights coming on to rave reviews and mesmerized gazes last week, next weekend the Raygun Gothic Rocketship will...

Compromised position

Mayor Lee's waffling on big issues is hurting the city's ability to cut the best deals for the public