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Massage therapists hope for a happy ending

The California Massage Therapy Council, a statewide body that licenses massage practitioners, may expire at the end of this year unless extended by the...

Appeal to the Giants

 By John Farrell OPINION We all love our 2010 and 2012 World Champion Giants and wish them all the best in 2014. But I...

Poll says SF loves tech buses, doesn’t ask Spanish speakers

San Franciscans love tech, they're totally cool with the Google buses, and care more about job creation than the cost of living, according to...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

“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,...

Spooked

Speakers boycotting security conference to protest collaboration with NSA

Wiener’s resolution to study waterfront initiative written by its opponents

February 24, 2014
Developers and activists are once again at odds over San Francisco’s waterfront, arguably the most valuable bit of land in one of America’s most...

Speakers boycotting security conference to protest collaboration with NSA

February 21, 2014
On Feb. 24, the world’s largest computer security conference, RSA, will commence at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. It’s a huge deal: Speakers will include...

Suspension reform isn’t so simple

OPINION I wish I could get behind the current campaign to limit public school suspensions ("Suspending judgment, 12/3/13).The intent is honorable. Any additional attention...

In the dark

Bay Area plaintiffs seek legal memo justifying drone strikes against US citizens

H. Brown: Goodbye to all that, we hope

OPINION While we mourn the tamping down of the fiery progressive idealism that characterized City Hall in the early 2000s, we celebrate the departure...

Debunking SF Mag’s Ellis Act apologist article, point by point

Well, everyone’s got an opinion. And when it comes to San Francisco’s housing crisis, that’s doubly true.San Francisco Magazine’s opinion though, amounts to a...

Talking points for Google busers

January 20, 2014
TechCrunch is reporting that a Google employee leaked an internal memo the Silicon Valley tech firm circulated to its employees, urging them to provide...

New, final Presidio museum proposals are in

The final round of project proposals for the Crissy Field Presidio site are in, and boy do they sure look... almost exactly the same...

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

When is a public opinion poll a valid representation of how people feel? That turns out to be a tricky and ever-evolving question, particularly...

End poverty and create wealth with public banks

January 14, 2014
 By Ken Walden OPINION How would you like to increase your spending power by 10 times (or more), relieve student debt by more than...

“Poll” showing 73 percent approval for Mayor Lee was flawed

January 10, 2014
There was a poll conducted in late November by the University of San Francisco, the results of which were released in conjunction with...

Dan Siegel announces candidacy for Oakland mayor

January 9, 2014
Oakland attorney Dan Siegel, known for a long history of involvement in Bay Area social justice movements, joined a group of more than 150...

A tale of two

Actor-director Ralph Fiennes brings Dickens' love life into focus

Film Listings: December 25 – 31, 2013

December 25, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Dutch show how SF cycling could grow

December 24, 2013
 By Dara Colwell OPINION During rush hour, seeing the intersection at Weesperzijde and Meester Treublaan in Amsterdam would make a San Franciscan gasp. As...

Million, schmillion

YEAR IN VISUAL ART: What to make of 2013's big-ticket art sales