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Return of the messenger

How a new film vindicates journalist Gary Webb and his work exposing the connection between the CIA and cocaine traffickers

Wizard of brews

THE WEEKNIGHTER Finding magical fulfillment at Magnolia Dogpatch and Smokestack

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco...

Guardian on the move: Into the mall, under new management

There were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco Media Company —...

Guardian Intelligence: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
The Bay Guardian is moving — into the mall. Yeah, we know, it struck us the same way initially. But the space we'll be...

Chiu mailer highlights Guardian praise, despite our Campos endorsement

Politics is dirty business, and I should never underestimate the willingness of politicians to turn any editorial praise they receive into an electoral advantage,...

Neighborhood papers tell the story of SF

 By Jessica Lipsky news@sfbg.comBefore many San Francisco residents traded their newspaper subscriptions for Internet media, a dozen monthly papers covered the beat of the...

Guardian Small Business Awards 2014

The Guardian Small Business Awards for this year recognize the scrappy shopkeepers and entrepreneurs swimming against the rising tide of corporate cash

Getting the Kink out

Statewide crackdown on the porn industry could drive its biggest BDSM filmmaker from San Francisco's iconic Armory

Ownership in Guardian’s parent company may shift

Greetings, Guardianistas. Almost a year ago, when we went through a management struggle here the newspaper, I promised to let readers know if we...

Dick Meister: The real May Day

May 2, 2014
 By Dick MeisterMay Day. A day to herald the coming of Spring with song and dance, a day forchildren with flowers in their hair...

Left out

Progressive candidates for governor have a hard time amplifying their calls for economic justice

Complaint against Yee includes firearms trafficking and envelopes full of cash

The federal criminal charges filed today against Sen. Leland Yee (D-SF), local political consultant Keith Jackson, reputed Chinatown organized crime boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy”...

Glimmers of sunshine

Freedom of information can take many forms, but the principle stays the same

“Are Alt Weeklies Over?” Hell no! We’re needed now more than ever.

The New York Times yesterday ran an insightful and widely circulated op-ed from a fellow alt-weekly editor, Baynard Woods of Baltimore City Paper,...

Neighborhood news hole

Mission Local dropped by its fiscal sponsor, continuing the decline in city reporting resources

Writing in the dark

True-crime author Harold Schechter talks murder and 'The Mad Sculptor'

Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s new ties to the CIA are so ominous

January 13, 2014
American journalism has entered highly dangerous terrain.A tip-off is that the Washington Post refuses to face up to a conflict of interest involving Jeff...

A look back: The “Candlestick Swindle” in ’68

San Francisco spent this week saying goodbye to its beloved foggy stadium, Candlestick Park. Amidst the farewells, the Guardian spotted a post from sports...

City College Trustee resigns, protesting state takeover

Democracy is a thing of the past at City College of San Francisco, and now one member of its elected board has had enough....

This stuff’ll kill ya

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Where I was on the day President Kennedy was shot

November 22, 2013
By Bruce B. BrugmannOn Nov. 22, 1963, I was a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, a famous MIlwaukee daily newspaper always rated among the...

Media let BART slide

BART continues to stonewall important questions about whether it was training scab drivers to break the recent strike by its unions when its trainee-driven...