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20 questions for Fiona Ma

Sup. Fiona Ma, who is running for state Assembly, last week decided to skip an endorsement interview that she scheduled with the Guardian -...

Hit by the mystery train

Sarah Watt animates death and dramatizes life with Look Both Ways

The right housing fees

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed what we reported a month ago: The Board of Supervisors has effectively put in place a...

Inside the belly of the dog

A blog on his birthday for Sasha

The condo war continues

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Planning Department is having a little trouble dealing with the fact that — for the moment — no more condo...

A deep breath for city planning

March 21, 2006
It was, as housing activist Calvin Welch explained to the Planning Commission March 16, the "canary in the coal mine." A decision by the...

EDITOR’S NOTES

It still boggles my mind: One of the most significant development issues in years came to a head last week at the City Planning...

Enforcing a hidden anti-eviction law

January 17, 2006
As the Board of Supervisors was in the process of approving a measure to require a public hearing before converting rental units into condominiums...

Bail out the schools – once

January 17, 2006
The San Francisco school-closure process has been about as bad as it possibly could be. Information about the potential closings came late out of...

Does Mills make sense?

October 21, 2005
Peskin measure gives supervisors an early say over a controversial waterfront development

The I-Hotel interviews

Many lives ago, I remember standing in the back hallway of the International Hotel trying to fathom why it was that this funny, run-down...

What are city officials and the Chamber of Commerce planning behind closed doors?

San Francisco public officials and the Chamber of Commerce have launched a new Economic Development Corporation with the stated goal of charting and guiding...

SF’s economic future

Sometime early this spring, while most of Washington, D.C. was watching the cherry trees bloom and thinking about the impending Iran-contra hearings, a few...