Democracy is stalled

Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders

Project Censored 2014

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

Blame it on Rio

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 The city on most everyone's bucket list, for delicious reasons.

Georgian rhapsody

'Discovering Georgian Cinema' raises the curtain on a vital national cinema

Head First: On “dysfunction,” freaking out, and my huge, THC-fueled orgasms

I have very little experience with marijuana — mostly because I’m from a small, East Coast town where such a substance is referred to...

Head First

SEX ISSUE Our new sex columnist Krissy Eliot on "sexological bodyworkers," anal massage, and surprising erotic sessions.

SOS: A bill to protect oil refineries also threatens public access rights

Gov. Brown. Veto SB 1300This bill would establish a stealth template for how to gut the California Public Records Act one economic and political...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement...

How Big Oil is using front groups to attack global warming regulations

With California’s landmark measure addressing climate change, Assembly Bill 32, scheduled to begin covering automobile fleets and other transportation sources at the end of...

Activists form human barricade to protest crude-by-rail facility

This morning , at 7am in Richmond, Calif., four environmental activists used U-locks to fasten themselves by the neck to the fence of an...

He hates these cans! How helping Muni becomes hating nonprofits

While I’m reluctant to give this self-serving poverty pimp any more attention or web traffic, it’s hard to ignore the latest misleading hit piece...

Brunch o’clock

TABLEHOPPING Ready to add some new bodacious brunch options to your rotation o' haunts? Let's do this.

Koch brothers and other right-wing outsiders challenge Bay Area minimum wage measures

In recent months, San Francisco and Oakland have unveiled ballot measures that would raise minimum wage for workers currently struggling with the Bay Area’s...

Gimme a kiss

TABLEHOPPING From late-night bibimbap to calzones for lunch and affordable thali plate feasting, you're covered.

Alerts: August 20 – 26, 2014

THURSDAY 21 Forum on Keystone XL Pipeline The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. 6pm, $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)....

Wanted: more huddled masses

CAREERS + ED Tech companies lobby for more immigrant work visas, bypassing US residents and creating a labor force bound by golden handcuffs

Finger lickin’ good

TABLEHOPPING Fresh seafood, fried chicken, authentic bruschetta, and Eat Drink SF will all inspire overeating this week.

#TBT: That time we called for California’s break-up

So another scheme -- in a long and rich history of such schemes -- is attempting to break California into more digestible parts, and...

Alerts: July 16 – 22, 2014

THURSDAY 17 Comedy and music fundraiser for David Campos El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF. davidcampossf.com/elrio. 7-9pm, $7 minimum donation requested. This is a fundraising event...

Alerts: June 25 – July 1, 2014

THURSDAY 26 Climate Forum: Confronting Oil, Coal and Gas, Direct Action Movements at the Point of Extraction The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics,...

Chevron refinery expansion permitted before environmental review, lawsuit charges

Communities for a Better Environment, known for its watchdog efforts around Chevron's Richmond oil refinery, has filed a lawsuit against the Bay Area Air...

TREAT SHEET 2014 (all on one page!)

TREAT SHEET It's almost summer time: Forget about that diet -- you've got bigger things to worry about than whether you can fit...

The treat sheet

67 delicious (and cheap!) pleasures of summer -- for under $10

Wear no evil

An introduction to sustainable style