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San Francisco’s shame and triumph: remembering the I-Hotel

San Franciscans today may be tempted to feel we're unique in our struggles with evictions and displacement, but one need not look far back...

Arguments against minimum wage increase are out of touch

EDITORIAL"Will the SF minimum wage hike kill our restaurants?" Zagat SF tweeted last week.No, Chicken Little, it won't. Not even if you tweet it.Two...

SF’s newest grassroots coalition is backed by a company valued at $10 billion

August 1, 2014
It seems people are agitating for change on all sides of a debate swirling around Airbnb, the San Francisco-based apartment-sharing company whose new logo,...

Reducing phone charges helps inmates connect with families

OPINIONIt's expensive being poor. Families of inmates often live on the edge of insolvency.I know a mother of two, married to a man doing...

Tenants target Airbnb rentals before hearings on regulatory legislation

As the San Francisco Planning Commission prepares for an Aug. 7 hearing on Sup. David Chiu’s widely watched legislation to legalize and regulate short-term...

Landlord plaintiff in eviction fee case has history of tenant law violations

San Francisco landlord attorneys filed a lawsuit on Thursday against San Francisco and five tenants in an effort to overturn Sup. David Campos' new...

Last chapters?

The threat to San Francisco bookstores goes beyond Amazon and ebooks to rising rents and demand for commercial space

SF bankers now exporting tenant-displacing TIC loans

Fractional mortgage loans used to convert apartments into owner-occupied tenancies-in-common have fed the eviction and displacement crisis in San Francisco, where the median home...

#TBT: That time we called for California’s break-up

July 17, 2014
So another scheme -- in a long and rich history of such schemes -- is attempting to break California into more digestible parts, and...

Revitalized

Zendesk's new corporate headquarters shows dramatic transformation of mid-Market, while bitter eviction battles drag on down the street

Angry building owners threaten lawsuit over anti-speculation tax

Opponents of the anti-speculator tax that will appear on the November ballot blasted the proposal in a City Hall hearing yesterday — pledging...

Nonprofit workers shout down Board of Supervisors meeting, 11 detained

Nearly 100 nonprofit workers and their allies, hungry for a raise, marched through the corridors of City Hall today and shouted down the Board...

San Francisco to provide right to counsel for tenants facing eviction

OPINION San Francisco is the second most unequal city in the nation. Working and middle-income people and families are being forced to flee the...

Stop Big Tech sprawl

EDITORIAL The footprint of Big Tech companies and their employees continues to spread through San Francisco, gobbling up the vast majority of commercial office...

Protect light industrial businesses from Big Tech sprawl

July 2, 2014
The San Francisco Design Center has been a doing business at 2 Henry Adams street for the last 40 years.  During...

This Week’s Picks: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 Be Calm Honcho As Be Calm Honcho's lead singer croons about her love of California on the band's debut album, differences between the...

Painting with more colors

Study finds city arts funding disproportionately goes to arts created by and attended by white people

A benefit series aims to keep the unique Meridian Gallery afloat

In 2001, interns at Powell Street's Meridian Gallery planned and painted a 13x48 foot mural on the wall of the SRO Hartland Hotel, a few blocks...

Nob Hill neighbors seek to block mental-health clinic relocation

June 25, 2014
A San Francisco mental-health clinic that has been in operation since 1975 is in danger of shutting down if it can’t find a new...

Your latest SF gentrification soundtrack: Cold Beat, Thee Oh Sees, Violent Change, and more

June 25, 2014
Is San Francisco doomed?  The legendary SF punk band Crime said so 35 years ago on their album San Francisco's Doomed. Yet with tech...

Pack it up

Moving to gay San Francisco, 20 years ago

Vortex room

Sci-fi puzzler 'Coherence' raises the bar for high-concept, low-budget filmmaking

Guardian Intelligence: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
The Bay Guardian is moving — into the mall. Yeah, we know, it struck us the same way initially. But the space we'll be...

Trying to have hope

OPINION I get it, as Harvey Milk famously said: "You gotta give them hope." But how do you do that when the LGBT community...