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Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

SF school board votes to aid Central American child refugees, hopes to spark national movement

Waves of Central American child refugees are landing in San Francisco, fleeing violence in their home countries. A growing number of supporters are lending...

Refugee crisis hits home

Waves of child immigrants await court dates in San Francisco, facing deportation back to their violent home countries without legal representation

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...

Pride and prejudice

How the attack on teacher tenure echoes through the movement for LGBT rights

Guardian Intelligence: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014
ONE FOR THE BOOKSPolish your reading glasses: Sat/3 marks this first ever California Bookstore Day, a party featuring readings, author and artist appearances, and...

Youth immigration activists cross the border to protest deportations

Last November, the Guardian profiled Alex Aldana, a queer immigration activist who was born in Mexico but came to Pomona, California with his mother...

Feinstein, Pelosi, and NSA/CIA spying

EDITORIAL Two of the most powerful members of Congress — Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — are from San Francisco. They've each...

SF bans water bottles

San Francisco continues to lead the way in the nation's environmental policy, with the Board of Supervisors on March 4 voting unanimously to bar...

More than 86,000 say they’d risk arrest over oil pipeline

March 5, 2014
On Mon/3, nine environmental activists were arrested in San Francisco for marching through the financial district and entering One Spear Tower, the building that...


No coal for Oakland, Newsom missed the train, and an app for SF's homeless

Is Newsom on the wrong side of high-speed rail history?

February 26, 2014
As California struggles to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and meet the long-term transportation needs of a growing population, officials from Gov. Jerry Brown...

Facetime found

Randi Zuckerberg on Google bus blockades, digital overload, and the "uterus lottery"

Obama speech interrupted by Bay Area immigration activists

Ju Hong just wants to see his family for Thanksgiving, and that may be why he shouted down the president of the United States....

Alerts: November 20 – 26, 2013

November 19, 2013
WEDNESDAY 20Photographic journey through modern-day slavery The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. 5:30-7pm, $20. Photographer Lisa Kristine will share photographs from her travels to...

On the line

Undocumented young activists risk arrest to block a deportation bus and call for immigration reform

Undocumented immigrant activists block deportation bus

October 17, 2013
A group of young, undocumented immigrant activists temporarily halted a deportation bus from leaving downtown San Francisco on Oct. 17. The bus was parked...

Spotlight shone on gentrification in West Oakland and SF

Two stories on the theme of gentrification and displacement — a topic we at the Bay Guardian have expended plenty of ink on —...

West Oakland hyper gentrification in the WSJ

August 14, 2013
Two stories on the theme of gentrification and displacement – a topic we at the Guardian have expended plenty of ink on – ran...

After Oscar, after Trayvon…

Racial profiling is a focal point for activists, some of whom have lost loved ones, triggering calls for overdue reforms

On pins and needles

Same-sex marriage ruling hits San Francisco on the eve of Pride -- oh hey, we won stuff!

NSA spying on Verizon calls is nothing new

So, the federal government is spying on millions of Americans. Still. And this time, there’s a document to prove it. In a momentous scoop...

Our Weekly Picks

April 30, 2013
WEDNESDAY 1Paul Taylor Dance Company In July, Paul Taylor will be 83. He founded his company in 1954. He has danced with Balanchine, Graham,...

Obama greeted with anti-pipeline protesters

April 4, 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered in San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood on April 3 to greet President Barack Obama with signs and chants opposing...