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SF Board of Supervisors approves new tenant protections

The Board of Supervisors today (Tues/17) gave unanimous final approval to legislation aimed at giving renters in the city additional protections against being displaced...

SFUSD gifts city 115 affordable housing units for the holidays

The San Francisco Board of Education last night (Tue/10) approved a land swap with city government, gifting San Francisco an empty lot that it...

More than a memorial

Annual march marking Milk and Moscone assassinations focuses on progressive organizing

Activists organize, and some journalists chronicle, a progressive resurgence in SF

November 26, 2013
While Mayor Ed Lee jets around the world, still too focused on fueling the economic fire that is gentrifying San Francisco and displacing its...

New hope for arts nonprofits

 A few months ago, arts nonprofits CounterPULSE and The Luggage Store faced an uncertain future. New tech neighbors drove their rents sky...

New pilot program helps arts nonprofits find new homes

Just a few months ago arts nonprofits CounterPULSE and The Luggage Store were facing an uncertain future. New tech neighbors drove their rents sky...

Lee family quietly leaves home as activists pledge to push reforms

October 23, 2013
Members of Lee family quietly moved out of their longtime home in Chinatown last night, a day before their latest scheduled Ellis Act eviction,...

No room left in San Francisco for an artist who helped make the Mission what is

Join the march to support Rene Yañez and others facing eviction

City Hall must address rising rents

EDITORIAL Another flurry of public concern over rising rents in San Francisco — driven by one-bedroom apartments listed for almost $4,000, a well-attended forum...

Breed ditches Twitter after being called out for caustic tweets, again [UPDATED]

September 19, 2013
Sup. London Breed appears to have abruptly deleted her Twitter account today after engaging in a clash of tweets with some local activists online....

Are Yee’s anti-tenant votes about courting contributions from landlords?

September 4, 2013
Sen. Leland Yee has never been a vote that renters could count on, from his days on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors...

North Beach conflict-of-interest zone

August 27, 2013
It's been over a year since North Beach's Piazza Market closed its doors – but nothing has come along to take its place. The...

Into thin air

"Shareable housing" is causing apartments to vanish from SF's rental market — yet popular, profitable sites like Airbnb violate local laws

Rent Board Commissioner called a bad landlord, sued for $125,000 in damages

July 24, 2013
San Francisco renter Deborah Silverman has found herself in a kind of mousetrap. Silverman says she was driven out of her apartment...

Alerts: July 17 – 23, 2013

July 16, 2013
Wednesday 17 Panel: Upholding the People's Right to Know ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St, SF. 7-9pm, free. It seems the phrase "whistleblower"...

Alerts

July 9, 2013
WEDNESDAY 10Laborfest: CCSF's accreditation crisis City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, SF. www.saveccsf.org. 6-8pm, free. City College serves about 85,000 students...

Anti-gentrification activists “GET OUT” with Pride

June 30, 2013
A group of activists used the Pride Parade to make a political statement by marching with a faux Google bus, an action meant to...

Everyone but Mayor Lee sees SF’s worsening “housing affordability crisis”

There was a clear theme that ran through yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting from beginning to end, something understood equally by renters, homeowners, and...

Alerts

June 11, 2013
WEDNESDAY 12Whose future? Community forum LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market, SF. sfbg.com, ccho@sfic-409.org. 6-8pm, free. In July, the Bay's Regional governing body is scheduled...

Mr. Mayor: Stop supporting tax cheats

Businesses don't write the law books, remember?

Supervisors pose tough but important questions to Mayor Lee

There’s a full agenda at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting today, from the condo conversion lottery bypass legislation to approval of the...

The myth of a pro-tenant city

June 10, 2013
There are always bad tenants. Always will be. Human interactions are imperfect, and renting out a room in your flat or a flat under...

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...

Keep the focus on real estate

Shift gentrification-blame from the hipsters to City Hall