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SF votes to ban plastic water bottles on city property

San Francisco continues to lead the way in the nation’s environmental policy, with the Board of Supervisors today voting unanimously to bar the...

Kick the can

Fact-checking the opposition to the Sugary Beverage Tax reveals misleading claims

The price of growth

Development is booming in the eastern neighborhoods, but the money isn't there to cover the infrastructure needed to serve it

No parking

Park Closure Law sparks fear among homeless groups, but no big crackdown yet

The trouble with compromise

"It takes no compromise to give people their rights... It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give...

Presidio Trust decides on museum proposals

The Presidio museum showdown has come to an end for now, and the winner of the hotly contested mid-Crissy Field site is (drum roll,...

The worst music beats the best bomb: A conversation with legendary composer Van Dyke Parks

January 24, 2014
“Yours falsely!” Van Dyke Parks chimes, as he picks up the phone at home in Pasadena, where the weather is “room temperature.” He...

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...

Welcome to San Francisco, “Welcome to Night Vale”

January 16, 2014
Hello, listeners. Brilliant breakout podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" has gained a rabid (yet adorably introspective) fanbase since it launched in June 2012. The...

This Week’s Picks: December 4 – 10, 2013

December 3, 2013
THURSDAY 12/5 Gaby Moreno This year, when Guatemalan-born Los Angeles transplant Gaby Moreno won Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys, she had already earned...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

November 29, 2013
Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...

Presidio Trust critical of museum proposals

The three museum proposals for a hotly contested Presidio site need significant revisions, the Presidio Trust announced today. Teams with three museum proposals are...

Out of the fog

TURF dancing, God's country, Korean War musicals: this weekend's Cinema By the Bay festival showcases films with local ties

The Presidio Strikes Back

As George Lucas' tech-focused art museum duels with history and nature museums for a key spot on Crissy Field, the Presidio Trust considers going big and allowing all three

Albany Bulb squatters lose in court and turn to direct action to resist evictions

November 19, 2013
Yesterday marked a big day for Albany Bulb residents. The Bulb, a closed landfill turned homeless encampment, has been under the threat of eviction...

Tale of two parties: Was the 8 Washington defeat a referendum on City Hall?

From tonight’s victory party for opponents of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project, the overwhelming defeat of developer-backed Propositions B&C seemed to go...

Why I oppose closing our parks

OPINION I have great respect for Recreation & Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, my colleague Sup. Scott Wiener, and my constituents and friends who...

Betting on Graton

Newest casino targeting Bay Area residents promises to share the wealth with workers and people of color

UPDATED: Board narrowly approves closing city parks at night

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today narrowly approved Sup. Scott Wiener’s legislation to close parks and large plazas from midnight to 5am, a...

Mayor Ed Lee’s committee gives $10,000 that it doesn’t have to the 8 Washington project UPDATED

November 1, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee presents himself as a model of fiscal responsibility, but the Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco Committee that he...

Red herring or not, park closure vote delayed while supes seek police input

There is only one police chief in this town, and no law regarding the usage of public parks shall pass without him. Or so...

Embedded with the Dolores Park sleep-in protest of park closures

It’s 1am on Monday (10/28) night in Dolores Park, and I’m wrapped in a sleeping bag scientifically engineered for warmth. Surrounded by 50 or...

Developer-funded 8 Washington campaign spends $1.8 million pushing Props. B&C

October 25, 2013
The developer of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project and his allies have spent more $1.8 million this year pushing Propositions B and...