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Head of the (dance) class

Students and alumni celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

The really bad news about the state budget

May 15, 2012
There's no way to put a good spin on the new budget figures released by the Guv. No matter what happens in November, people...

Claymation! Fashion! Digital Sound! An afterschool arts revival

If you believe the children are our future, then you may soon agree -- contrary to rumors of its ongoing extiction -- that the...

Low taxes are bad for business

The teachers at San Francisco's public schools are talking about going on strike. The contracts talks with the district are at an impasse. Things...

Those rich city workers

May 1, 2012
The Chron's Matier and Ross celebrated May Day early by running a piece on all of those overpaid city workers who are hauling in...

Pink slime and the SFUSD

March 15, 2012
Let's start off with a basic assumption: This stuff is gross. If you eat hamburgers, you don't want to know what goes in them...

Families leaving SF: It’s housing costs, stupid

March 9, 2012
City officials continue to wring their hands over why families are leaving the city, and I'm sure there are a number of factors, but...

The truth hopes: A preview of the Magic Johnson ESPN doc

The votes are in: Magic Johnson is one of the most amazing human beings to walk the earth. The basketball player's announcement on November 7,1991 that...

Occupying the Capitol

Amid education cuts and tuition hikes, students increase pressure in Sacramento

Food-truck battle at the board of supes

March 6, 2012
The supervisors are weighing in on a state bill that would ban food truck from parking within 1500 feet of schools -- and it's...

Transfer of power

The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is gone, but questions remain about how its authority was absorbed by the Mayor's Office

Firing bad teachers

January 19, 2012
Diane Ravich, who used to be on the wrong side of school reform but has pretty much come around, was on Forum Jan. 18...

Exporting our brains

January 17, 2012

As libraries close and tuition soars, a California university sets its sights on... China?

Money and values

Warren Hellman played a unique role in San Francisco and left a void that needs to be filled

The Chronicle’s coverage of Occupy

December 13, 2011
I couldn't help but notice that the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle today juxtaposed this lead news photo and article about yesterday's...

Homeless families still waiting for a meeting … and housing

December 6, 2011
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee still has not met with homeless parents organized by the Coalition on Homelessness to discuss their proposed solutions to...

About that “acrimonious fall”

November 23, 2011
Catch this. Mayor Ed Lee's mayoral victory had nothing to do with millions of dollars in campaign contributions from private interests, a sophisticated get-out-the...

Occupy Oakland’s short-lived new camp (VIDEO)

November 20, 2011
Police raided Occupy Oakland's new encampment at Fox Square Park at 19th and Telegraph streets early Nov. 20. Some 30 tents had been set...


alert@sfbg.comWEDNESDAY 16Confront the UC Regents Editor's Note: The UC canceled this meeting as we were going to press, citing public safety concerns, and protest...

Alioto-Pier plays the school card

October 6, 2011
Former Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is barely registering in the mayoral polls and at this point has about zero chance of getting elected. So she's...

Editor’s notes

Crunching the numbers on Obama's job plan 

Mayor Lee and PG&E

He calls the megalith "a great corporation that gets it" -- yikes

Team Avalos

September 6, 2011

As a mayoral candidate, Sup. John Avalos casts himself as a movement builder

Editorial: Mayor Ed Lee: Keeping City Hall safe for PG&E

September 6, 2011
Mayoral candidates Dennis Herrera, John Avalos and Leland Yee blast Lee's pro-PG&E comments (in postscript) Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the number one...