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The battle for BART board

The race for BART board of directors in the upcoming November election has been highly contested this year. As we previously reported, incumbent James...

Strange bedfellows: Moderate Mark Farrell endorses progressive David Campos for Assembly

Political moderate Supervisor Mark Farrell announced his endorsement of Supervisor David Campos for Assembly today. It's a real shocker, here's why. A bastion of Marina district...

Why and how we endorsed what we did

October 8, 2014
As I sort through the barrage of positive and negative feedback to the election endorsements that we published today — which included some tough...

Join the Bay Guardian for a community forum on housing and transportation

October 8, 2014
Fed up with the current state of housing and transit in our city?So are we. In collaboration with the San Francisco Transit Riders Union,...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

What’s the difference between David C. and David C.?

October 7, 2014
The Bay Guardian news staff has been meeting with a host of politicians and local movers and shakers recently, to help inform our decisionmaking...

You better recognize

Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc

Democracy is stalled

September 30, 2014

Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders

SEIU Local 1021 backs motorist measure and a Republican. WTF?!?!

September 23, 2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 — which has long played an important role in San Francisco’s progressive movement, providing the money...

Brain teaser

September 23, 2014

Proud nerd comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan pokes fun at her people

Money for Muni

Learning the A, B, and Ls of this fall's transportation ballot measures

Alerts: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
THURSDAY 25 The Free Speech Movement — 50 Years Later First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, SF. 7pm, free. Join three veterans of the Free...

Changing the climate in SF

EDITORIAL As hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of New York City and other cities around the world for a Global Climate...

Ron Conway’s attack on Campos fails to persuade actual feminists

September 22, 2014
Remember when deep-pocketed tech investor Ron Conway poured hefty cash into an independent expenditure committee to finance campaign mailers designed to smear Assembly candidate...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: His 1932 speech to the Commonwealth Club previewed the New Deal

September 21, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann (with the full text of FDR's address) Ken Burns' documentary on the Roosevelts, broadcast last week by KQED,  was a stunning...

Bridge the housing-Muni divide

EDITORIAL One the most frustrating political conflicts in San Francisco this election season is the schism between sustainable transportation activists and affordable housing advocates,...

Racing for solutions

Candidates running in District 10 debate the myriad problems facing southeast San Francisco

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

He hates these cans! How helping Muni becomes hating nonprofits

September 2, 2014
While I’m reluctant to give this self-serving poverty pimp any more attention or web traffic, it’s hard to ignore the latest misleading hit piece...

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Fall fairs and festivals

FALL ARTS 2014 A cornucopia of outdoor and indoor fun, family-friendly events, and adult playgrounds

Fall fairs and fests

August 26, 2014
Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Aug. 30 Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair Pilgrim Soul Forge, 101 West Tower, Alameda; www.grantsforge.com. Noon-6pm, free. Possibly the...

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly...