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Bernal blows up

PG&E's unresponsiveness and history of sloppy recordkeeping raise concerns about construction near its pipelines

Film Listings: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 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...

Swimming solo

Birds & Batteries' frontman steps dreamily out on his own. Plus: BottleRock 2.0, and The Chapel says "everyone chill"

Home brew

New docs probe where the heart is — and isn't

Carmageddon cometh

San Francisco needs to radically rethink its transportation system to avoid gridlock

Film Listings: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 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...

Waiting for transit

People with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to catch a train, bus, or taxi in the Bay Area

The politics behind today’s dueling Airbnb rallies

Today’s dueling rallies at City Hall on whether to fully ban or fully allow the short-term rentals facilitated by Airbnb and other companies --...

Film Listings: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 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...

Opening up

Sara Shelton Mann's site-specific exploration 'The Eye of Horus'

Two views of the waterfront

Controversial developments proposed for Port of San Francisco property trigger public debate about who should control the city's valuable edge

Lawsuits go after SF landlords doing illegal short-term apartment rentals

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office today filed a pair of lawsuits against local landlords who illegally rent out apartments on a short-term basis,...

Film Listings: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 22, 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...

Police radio dispatch from Alejandro Nieto shooting raises new questions

April 17, 2014
Police radio dispatch records from March 21, the night Alejandro Nieto was gunned down in Bernal Heights Park by San Francisco Police Department officers,...

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...

Save the world, work less

With climate change threatening life as we know it, perhaps it's time to revive the forgotten goal of spending less time on our jobs

Based on Earth

Thinking ahead to 2050, voyaging solo across the Pacific, celebrating earth Day ... Our new environmental column looks at how we're living within the natural world

Chiu introduces legislation to regulate Airbnb and short-term housing rentals UPDATED

After more than a year in development, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is introducting legislation today to legalize and regulate the short-term housing...

Proposed food voucher pilot program could feed thousands of hungry San Franciscans

A pilot project to fund healthy fruit and vegetable vouchers for food insecure San Franciscans was proposed at the Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services...

Taxi drivers protest rideshares as government mulls new regulations

Car horns honked and tempers flared as around 30 taxi cabs circled around the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday , protesting what the cabbies...

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CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Local film schools prepare students for reel life

Q&A: Punk veteran Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham

April 3, 2014
After more than 20 years of playing an important role in the formation and evolution of a variety of bands including the Cadillac Tramps,...

Is Kink breaking up with SF?

Tales of local porn-purveyor Kink.com’s demise were reported early yesterday by Uptown Almanac, whose story, “Freak Flag May Not Fly Forever Over Kink’s Castle,”...

Will Airbnb pay its accumulated tax debt to SF?

So now that Airbnb has agreed to start collecting and paying the transient occupany tax in San Francisco sometime this summer —...