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Photo Gallery: Skaters love new SoMa West park

Chances are, you'll find Jonathan Dean at the SoMa West skatepark. Dean, 23, is a San Francisco native who spends the majority of his...

Housing supply and demand theory on trial at City Hall

The November ballot is shaping into a housing supply theory showdown, and yesterday’s Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing was the first round.The...

More funding promised to Central American child refugees, Lee warns of new influx

Thousands of Central American children fleeing drug wars and poverty are overwhelming the San Francisco nonprofits who care for them, but new information from...

San Jose cracks down on pot clubs after eschewing SF’s regulatory approach

San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations.Over the last five years,...

Taxing speculators

Rival housing measures debated in City Hall, previewing high-stakes battles at the ballot

Google Bus sewers

Bulky shuttles belong on car-centric corridors, not neighborhood streets

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco...

Don’t weaken protections against chain stores

EDITORIAL As we reported two weeks ago ("Breaking the chains," June 17), the San Francisco Planning Commission will soon consider rival measures to modify...

Grand Jury warns SF to prepare for rising seas

Following its recent report criticizing the Port of San Francisco for being unduly influenced...

On the hoof

THE WEEKNIGHTER: How many people can you fit in the Black Horse Pub? (We're serious.)

Fuck Buttons on their wildly visual live show, the writing process, and bringing “fuck” to the world stage

June 24, 2014
“I think I’ve heard of them before,” is the kind of spineless response you’ll never hear if you ask someone about Fuck Buttons.  If...

Vortex room

Sci-fi puzzler 'Coherence' raises the bar for high-concept, low-budget filmmaking

City agencies defend their slow response to Airbnb’s illegal rentals

More information has been coming out about how Airbnb is used to convert San Francisco apartments into tourist rentals — including an interesting study...

Breaking the chains

Rival measures updating SF's formula retail controls stir controversy and debate

Your Treasure Island Music Festival lineup: Outkast, Massive Attack, and more

June 17, 2014
Thanks to a glitch in Ticketmaster's system (or a human who works for Ticketmaster who is now having a very bad day), we got...

Extra! Extra! Sunshine advocates beat the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

June 13, 2014
 By Bruce B. Brugmann And so the  Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall, which for two years has been conducting a nasty vendetta against the...

The pedestrian pop of Sylvan Esso

June 4, 2014
Upon first listen, Sylvan Esso kind of takes hold of you. Nick Sanborn’s melodic, layered, driving electronic beats pair perfectly with Amelia Meath’s blissful...

Alerts: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4 Transportation planning: District 8 open house LGBT Center, 1800 Market, SF. sftransportation2030.com 5:30-7pm, free. District 8 Sup. Scott Wiener, representatives of the San Francisco...

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Film Listings: May 28-June 3, 2014

May 28, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Film Listings: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Guardian Intelligence: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
P>Because nothing screams "invest in healthcare" like an aging Sammy Hagar: The former Van Halen rocker teamed up with Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's...