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Pride on fire! 2014’s must-do Pride events

June 24, 2014
Hey gorgeous queer person (and friends)! There is way too much to do this year, as always. Don't be scared. Dive right into...

City Attorney throws a monkey wrench into parking-space auction app

An iPhone app that lets users auction off their parking spots might sound like a novel idea, especially in a parking-deprived city like San...

Save Lost Weekend Video! An update on the Valencia Street stalwart’s struggle for survival

June 23, 2014
Dateline: San Francisco. Distressing news, via Facebook, on the "all the cool shit is in danger" front, with a post late Fri/20 by Valencia...

Boom asks “What’s the matter with San Francisco?” and offers insightful answers

“What’s the matter with San Francisco?” asks the Summer 2014 issue of the Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine produced by the...

As Ellis Act reform bill faced death, where was Ron Conway?

One week and one day -- that's how long Sen. Mark Leno has to push his Ellis Act reform bill through two committees in...

City agencies defend their slow response to Airbnb’s illegal rentals

More information has been coming out about how Airbnb is used to convert San Francisco apartments into tourist rentals — including an interesting study...

Tenants can fight evictions and win

 By Tyler Macmillan OPINION Every year, around 3,500 formal eviction lawsuits are filed against residential tenants in San Francisco Superior Court. Contrary to popular...

Housing crisis requires creative thinking

Waterfront luxury condos aren't the path to affordable housing.

Shapeshifter

Oakland Afro-soul veteran steps out her own. Plus: Adios Amigo fights cynicism with Erasable Truth, and other local releases

Dark/light

Day turns to nightlife with Adult., Disco Daddy, Sunset Island, Daytime Realness, more parties

Cristina Lopez, East Bay Recycler

Recycling workers, in their own words

Luis Valladares, East Bay recycler

Recycling workers, in their own words

Invisible no more

Threatened with deportation and paid illegally low wages, East Bay recycling workers did the unthinkable: They fought back.

What’s the hidden message of @HiddenCash?

What are we to make of @HiddenCash, the “anonymous social experiment for good,” created by a wealthy Bay Area man who has told media...

At the crossroads

A community is left reeling by sudden changes at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco's oldest alternative non-profit arts space.

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Meet the people who are getting forced out of San Francisco

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has come out with a number of visualization projects in the past year to document the trend of eviction in...

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Asking questions inside Airbnb’s SF headquarters

As I covered the last week’s Share conference for this week’s Guardian, I finally got the chance to poke around the 888 ...

Making sausage: Airbnb helped write its own regulations

Documents obtained by the Bay Guardian show the active role that Airbnb played in helping craft the legislation by David Chiu that would regulate and legalize...

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

No real answers at question time

NO REAL ANSWERS AT QUESTION TIMEAt last week's Board of Supervisors meeting, Mayor Ed Lee showed up for Question Time, that scintillating moment when...

Shipyard artists promised affordable studios in solar-powered facility

Alarm bells went off last year when a small group of sculptors and painters in Building 101 at the Hunters Point Shipyard artists’ colony...

Photos: Oakland fast food workers join strike with #FastFoodGlobal movement

Last year, Bay Area fast food workers marched for higher wages. Today hundreds marched against Oakland restaurants serving Whoppers and Big Macs again, but...