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Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

Luxy! The dating app for the 1 percent is NOT a prank

I got a press release announcing a new app yesterday that immediately set off my “hoax” radar. Not only is Luxy not a prank,...

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger on going electric and the timeless combination of marijuana and Pink Floyd

By Rebecca HuvalThe Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is out to topple everyone’s expectations. The two-piece band has rather public identities to overcome:...

Burning mouse

Mike Daisey talks and dreams Burning Man, Disney World, and Occupy in 'American Utopias'

Happy May Day, San Francisco

Happy May Day, comrades, and what a fine May day it is even if the urgent mayday spirit on this International Workers Day doesn’t...

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Alerts: November 27 – December 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY 27Harvey Milk and George Moscone Memorial Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market, SF. tinyurl.com/MilkMoscone. 7pm, free. A candlelight vigil and march will be...

Debt peons, unite!

Author David Graeber talks about capitalism, solidarity, and the war on the imagination

GOP ‘dark wizard’ and Occupy ‘anti-leader’ to speak in SF on the same day

This coming Thursday, a central intellectual figure of the Occupy Wall Street movement will give a talk on “Austerity and its Discontents.” And across...

Fighting for patients, beyond the bedside

The fierce caregivers of the California Nurses Association 


Submit political events to be listed in Alerts at alert@sfbg.com or tweet us @SFBG_alerts.WEDNESDAY 3Protest Obama fundraiser outside the Getty mansion 2870 Broadway, SF....


THURSDAY 24Forum: What's Next for Progressives Unitarian-Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin, SF. tinyurl.com/pdasf-prog. 7-9pm, free. "Why wait years to challenge the rightward momentum coming from...

Peace corps

Robert Moses' Kin unveils triumphant collaboration 'Nevabawarldapece'

Oakland to decide on controversial stop-and-frisk advocate Bill Bratton

On Tuesday, Oakland City Council will consider approving a $250,000 contract for an outside security consulting team, which could include controversial roving police chief...

The end of the world as we know it

Pondering the alarmist, the mystical, the way-out-there ... and the surprisingly hopeful sides of Dec. 21, 2012

Did SF prosecutors subpoena protesters’ account information from Twitter?

UPDATED A group calling itself the Anti-Colonial Anti-Capitalist 19 (ACAC19), representing 19 demonstrators who were arrested Oct. 6 in downtown San Francisco during a...

2012: Beginning of the End or a New Beginning

In recent months, I've been exploring the rabbit hole of 2012 prophecy and possibility, a beguiling mixture of myth, spirituality, and hope that humans...


The top stories you didn't read in the mainstream media: expanding police state, NATO war crimes, criminalized protests, more

Fly, on the wall

'Niagara Falling' takes to the air to take on the recession

Where is Occupy SF now?

On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy San Francisco also celebrated its birthday.Demonstrations throughout the day Sept. 17, focusing on a variety of...

Still soaring

The Icarus Project celebrates a decade of redefining mental health


Thursday 13Coalition on Homelessness 25 years SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, SF; www.cohsf.org. 5:30pm, $25-75. The Coalition on Homelessness has been working for the...

Feeding a movement

Keith McHenry on the history of Food Not Bombs and how it's recently been occupied

Deltron 3030 is back

After releasing their self-titled debut LP to cultish acclaim in 2000, Bay Area hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030 mysteriously dropped off the radar for over...