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DropBox employees drop money for Mission soccer field, kick out neighborhood kids

Mission neighborhood tension has never been higher. The tech fueled boom has predominantly white and Asian newcomers butting heads with Latino neighbors who are...

Alerts: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 2014
THURSDAY 17 Comedy and music fundraiser for David Campos El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF. davidcampossf.com/elrio. 7-9pm, $7 minimum donation requested. This is a fundraising event...

Events: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
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Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

Alerts: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23 SF Public Defender's Justice Summit Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. www.tinyurl.com/justsummit. 30 Grove, SF. 9am-3pm, free. The Jury Is Out: The San...

Report details how brown and black communities are decimated, step by step

Gentrification is a word so oft-used in conversations about San Francisco that it's easy to forget what it means.A report released yesterday by the...

Privatization of public housing

Many residents feel they're moving from the frying pan of Housing Authority control into the fire of developer and nonprofit management

Alerts: February 5 – 11, 2014

February 4, 2014
THURSDAY 6 Speaking event: After the Arab Spring 312 Sutter, 2nd Floor Auditorium, SF. www.globalexchange.org/events. 7-8pm, $15 or $5 for students. Three years ago, the...

Labor protests Postal Service privatization amid deal with Staples

January 28, 2014
Bearing blue T-shirts and banners stating “Stop Staples! The U.S. mail is not for sale!” 70-plus protesters from the United States Postal Service Union,...

What “Google bus” really means

EDITORIAL In recent years, "Google bus" has become a term that encompasses more than just the shuttles that one corporation uses to transport its...

December 25 – 31, 2013

December 24, 2013
WEDNESDAY 25The Future of Farming Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakl. www.humanisthall.org. 6:30-9:30pm, $5 donation. Following a potluck and social hour, this event will...

In SF and Oakland, activists block tech buses to protest displacement

December 20, 2013
Between 70 and 100 protesters gathered at 24th and Valencia streets this morning (Fri/20) for yet another blockade of a private tech shuttle, this...

Driving us crazy

Street Fight: Are some progressives screwed-up on parking?

Friends in the shadows

How developers, corporations, and city contractors buy influence in San Francisco City Hall -- a 47th anniversary Guardian special investigation

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps -- and the notion of journalistic objectivity

Waiting to connect

Years after a failed privatization scheme, SF is letting Google create its municipal Wi-Fi system

Calling all trolls: you’ll have to come to our forum to comment next week

We are all very excited about our July 31 public forum on the future of the Bay Guardian and progressive journalism in the Bay...

Keep the focus on real estate

Shift gentrification-blame from the hipsters to City Hall

“Street Fight” examines the politics of mobility in San Francisco

Ideology plays a bigger role in shaping San Francisco than most people realize, as we've discussed in this space before. Nowhere is that more...

No traffic for the rich

February 25, 2013
The more libertarian elements of the Bay Area have been complaining for years about carpool lanes on the freeways. If everyone's stuck in traffic,...

America’s new Progressive Era?

January 31, 2013
By Jeffrey D. SachsJeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth ...

Norman Solomon: Verbal tics and political routines

January 30, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

Oh well, Pelosi’s going to stick around

November 14, 2012
For a while there some of us thought that Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who failed to win back a house majority for the Democrats, might...

Record-breaking spending floods District 1 with political propaganda

November 2, 2012
District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee and independent expenditure campaigns supporting him have spent nearly $800,000 – shattering previous spending records for a district...