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Public hospitals are too Lean

OPINION The San Francisco Department of Public Health is paying Rona Consulting Group, an out-of-state consulting firm, $1.3 million of taxpayer dollars to implement...

Shots fired

A PFA series brings World War I films into focus

Clean energy and better infrastructure: a great combination

OPINION Achieving a more sustainable San Francisco means a city running on clean power. It also means maintaining our infrastructure to keep San Francisco...

San Franciscans could make death penalty ruling stick

In the wake of yesterday’s judicial ruling that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional — with federal District Judge Cormac Carney calling it...

Why I drive a taxi

 By Beth Powder OPINION I left a 17-year career in film to become a taxi driver. I just wanted to be here full time,...

Breathing room

LEFT OF THE DIAL Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner on the band's new sound, and the doubts she overcame to create her favorite record yet. Plus: BARF #2, and Viracocha is back!

San Francisco to provide right to counsel for tenants facing eviction

OPINION San Francisco is the second most unequal city in the nation. Working and middle-income people and families are being forced to flee the...

Garbage game

Is Recology fudging the figures on how much SF waste is being diverted from the landfill, with the complicity of city officials?

Solving the housing crisis takes all San Franciscans, even big tech

 By Joseph Tobener  OPINION This week, San Franciscans learned that they will not be able to rely on Sacramento to fix the housing crisis....

Painting with more colors

Study finds city arts funding disproportionately goes to arts created by and attended by white people

‘Purple Rain’ at 30

June 26, 2014
Just over a year ago, Adam Tod Brown wrote a great article for Cracked called "4 Classic Albums That Get More Praise Than They...

Trying to have hope

OPINION I get it, as Harvey Milk famously said: "You gotta give them hope." But how do you do that when the LGBT community...

Tenants can fight evictions and win

 By Tyler Macmillan OPINION Every year, around 3,500 formal eviction lawsuits are filed against residential tenants in San Francisco Superior Court. Contrary to popular...

Who’s crashing E3’s macho-gamer party? Feminists

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is like Valhalla for male video game nerds, and though many gamer blogs are covering the newest thumb-twiddling doodads,...

Drought legislation would undermine endangered species protection

By Mike Lynes OPINION California's ongoing drought has brought hardship to nearly every corner of the state, but the Central Valley has been ground...

Standing Up for Children Exposed to Trauma

By Suzy Loftus OPINION Sasha's only 9 years old, but she has already experienced significant trauma and adversity. Whenever her father drank too much,...

The anti-sunshine gang intensifies its attacks on the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force in City Hall

May 29, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann   (with special sunshine vendetta chronology by Richard Knee)  The Guardian story in the current issue demonstrates in 96 point...

T bagged

Trannyshack changes its name -- and the Internet explodes. Plus: Animal Collective, Glamamore, Maxxi Soundsystem, Last Nite, more parties.

Artists say vote for Campos

By Sara Jean Yaste OPINION David Campos stands up for the underdogs. And in this current state of capitalism U$A, we the people need to...

Dear United States: #Jessicastux discrimination shows SF inequality

Dear United States,Yes,  you've found San Francisco out. You've got us. Our city is not the bastion of equality we claim it to be. It's...

Naming of a park facility sparks political fight

April 30, 2014
We at the Bay Guardian were alerted today that San Francisco Recreation & Parks commissioners are poised to name a Golden Gate Park building...

Left out

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

Q&A: Queer Rebels on accessibility, representation, and the challenges queer people of color still face

It’s not that Modern Family and your Gender Studies reading list aren’t doing anything for queer and trans representation -- but there are still...

A farewell to tech

 By Hanna Johnson  OPINION When people hear that I'm bidding farewell to the tech industry — a career that appears to be gaining momentum...