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Join the Bay Guardian for a community forum on housing and transportation

October 8, 2014
Fed up with the current state of housing and transit in our city?So are we. In collaboration with the San Francisco Transit Riders Union,...

SF supervisors vote to legalize and regulate Airbnb’s short-term rentals

October 7, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved controversial legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals to tourists, voting 7-4 on the package...

Opponents seek changes in Airbnb legislation before big hearing

October 6, 2014
The broad and diverse coalition opposing Sup. David Chiu’s legislation to legalize and regulate Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies — which the...

SEIU Local 1021 backs motorist measure and a Republican. WTF?!?!

September 23, 2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 — which has long played an important role in San Francisco’s progressive movement, providing the money...

Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really.

September 17, 2014
In the wake of this week’s contentious hearing on legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised...

Sex in the Matrix

Virtual reality porn is coming soon, whether we're ready or not for its many implications

Still not sharing

Airbnb slammed at city hearing for not paying taxing or cooperating with proposed regulations

UPDATED Drag queens plan to protest Facebook over name-change policy

September 14, 2014
UPDATE: Sister Roma just posted this to her Facebook page:  "BREAKING: FACEBOOK AGREES TO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING. DEMONSTRATION CANCELED (for now)Just got off the phone with...

Bombshell BART report slams hiring of union-busting negotiator Tom Hock

Independent investigators analyzing BART's recent turmultuous, rollercoaster-ride labor negotiations issued their report yesterday, concluding that last year's pair of damaging strikes could and should...

Get to work

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Board of Supervisors returned to work this week after a month-long summer recess. While it may be too much to...

Once you pop…

TABLEHOPPING A roundup of all kinds of cool pop-up events happening around the city.

Department of Homeland Security issues security bulletin over peaceful protest

August 21, 2014
Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security takes the leaderless activist group Anonymous very, very seriously. But that doesn’t mean that the feds take what...

Mr. Smooth

Fresh-faced Nick Monaco's fresh take on house, plus Todd Terje, DJ Sprinkles, Four Tet, more parties

Alerts: August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 2014
WEDNESDAY 13 Expert forum on California drought The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/cwcwed13. 6pm, $20 for non-members, $12 for members, $7 for...

Airbnb must work with SF

EDITORIALAirbnb and other companies that facilitate illegal short-term apartment rentals to tourists visiting San Francisco need to engage in a more honest and direct...

Gaza protests continue

Activists with personal ties to region speak out at Bay Area demonstrations

Chiu’s proposed Airbnb regulations clear Planning Commission

Board President David Chiu’s proposed legislation regulating short-term rentals facilitated by tech companies Airbnb and VRBO won approval from the San Francisco Planning Commission...

Gaza protests this week and next

August 7, 2014
Activists with Arab Youth Organization and a number of other entities staged a protest Aug. 6 outside the San Francisco Federal Building, where Rep....

Time for change

Retail Workers Bill of Rights calls for labor improvements beyond a higher minimum wage

Housing balance and neighborhood stabilization

August 5, 2014
 By Peter Cohen and Fernando Martí OPINIONThe Guardian last week published an editorial on the outcome of the process around the Housing Balance measure....

Kim’s affordable housing ballot measure gutted then approved

Housing is out of whack in San Francisco, and Sup. Jane Kim's affordable housing ballot measure would've gone a long way towards fixing it. But...

Everyone’s hospital

SF General — a top trauma center, important safety net, and major city commitment to public health — moves into an uncertain transition period

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor’s Office

People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot measures will cost the city, but many...

Tenants target Airbnb rentals before hearings on regulatory legislation

As the San Francisco Planning Commission prepares for an Aug. 7 hearing on Sup. David Chiu’s widely watched legislation to legalize and regulate short-term...