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A bridge so far

Contemplating the new Bay Bridge and the old, from the incomplete bike and pedestrian path in between

Richmond gets radical, seizing foreclosed homes from banks

As a rule of thumb, we at the Guardian tend to believe that if the banking and real estate industries are against something, then...

Music Listings

July 3, 2013
WEDNESDAY 3ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco, 621-4455. Face to Face, Teenage Bottlerocket, Blacklist Royals, Joshua Black Wilkins, 8 p.m., $20–$25.Brick...

Democratic Party chair signs on with Realtors

June 10, 2013
Gee, which is worse: Having the chair of the local Democratic Party working for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which blows up neighborhoods, or...

Rival condo conversion measures finally up for board vote

Controversial condominium conversion lottery bypass legislation is finally headed for a vote by the full Board of Supervisors this Tuesday. Befitting legislation that has...

No progress in condo conversion standoff, despite the Chron’s spin

Perhaps it was just an unfunny April Fool's Day joke or some wishful political spin, but the San Francisco Chronicle's April 1 article about...

Condo conversion compromise in the works despite Realtors’ resistance

Negotiations between tenant advocates and real estate interests (including the political advocacy group Plan C) over the controversial condo lottery bypass legislation haven't...

Compromised position

Mayor Lee's waffling on big issues is hurting the city's ability to cut the best deals for the public

Plan C, and the C stands for Condo conversions

February 21, 2013
No politically savvy San Franciscan has ever really bought the rhetoric espoused by the so-called “moderate” political action group Plan C that it's all...

Out of place

Evictions are driving long-time renters out of their homes -- and out of SF. Here are the stories of several people being evicted

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

Election makes the Board of Supervisors tougher to predict

November 7, 2012
I'm still a bit too bleary-eyed for serious political analysis on D5 or other races today, but I'll offer a few of my own...

Mar jubilant at early returns

November 6, 2012
The first precinct reports are coming in -- just a few -- and they share Sup. Eric Mar holding and even expanding his lead...

The practice of politics

It isn't just about issues and ideology; it's about the way we fight

Vote early and often

November 6, 2012
The most expensive, ugliest, longest and most money-dominated election in my memory is finally winding down, and unless something really weird happens, Obama's going...

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...

Economic cleansing, part two

Don't let realtors' cash determine the future of San Francisco

The sleazy money typhoon

October 29, 2012
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct inaccurate information. The flood of money into the San Francisco elections over the past month is mind-boggling....

Realtors and tech spending big to flip the Board of Supervisors

October 26, 2012
Wealthy interests aligned with Mayor Ed Lee, the real estate industry, big tech companies, and other downtown groups are spending unprecedented sums of money...

The Milk Club’s strange endorsement vote

October 24, 2012
The Harvey Milk Club has decided not to rescind its endorsement of Julian Davis for supervisor in District 5 -- although the vote may...


October 23, 2012
Wednesday 24Senior and disability action Western Addition Senior Center, 1390 ½ Turk, SF; 415-546-2096. 9:30am-1:30pm, free. Senior and Disability Action University presents a workshop...

D5 shakeups flip the dynamics of that wild race

October 19, 2012
Wild and unsettling political dynamics have rocked the District 5 supervisorial race, with three major candidates having prominent endorsements withdrawn, the most significant...

Was Realtor-financed attack ad illegally coordinated with Lee?

October 12, 2012
District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee might have violated election laws prohibiting candidates from coordinating with groups doing independent expenditures after being featured in...

Another bizarre Realtor video: London Calling

October 10, 2012
I don't know who the San Francisco Association of Realtors has hired to make its campaign videos, and the Realtor folks aren't calling me...