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Big soda explodes on SF, gives $7.7 million to fight beverage tax

If the soda tax proponents brought a supersoaker to the November ballot showdown, the soda industry brought a tsunami. New campaign finance reports filed...

Guardian Intelligence

WHO OWNS THE NEW SF?This week, former Bay Guardian editor and publisher Tim Redmond published an epic investigation on his 48Hills site showing that...

Ron Conway’s attack on Campos fails to persuade actual feminists

September 22, 2014
Remember when deep-pocketed tech investor Ron Conway poured hefty cash into an independent expenditure committee to finance campaign mailers designed to smear Assembly candidate...

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...

Taxing speculators

Rival housing measures debated in City Hall, previewing high-stakes battles at the ballot

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...

DCCC calls against Prop B did not have desired effect, did raise questions

June 17, 2014
Chairperson Mary Jung of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, a highly influential political body that governs the San Francisco Democratic Party, has...

Venture capitalist cat-fight as Ron Conway angrily defends Mayor Ed Lee

Wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist Ron Conway shouted down a fellow VC at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing summit, after VC Chamath Palihapitiya dared criticize Ron's biggest...

Ethics complaint says chair of DCCC deliberately tried to confuse voters

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version.Right down to the wire, a complaint filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission today...

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...

Let’s share, for real

EDITORIAL Global capitalism is a wasteful system that produces way too much stuff and uses too much energy shipping that stuff all over world,...

Chiu and his allies ramp up their rhetoric, warning of a “war” on techies

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and his campaign for the California Assembly aggressively courted votes and support from the technology community this morning...

The politics behind today’s dueling Airbnb rallies

Today’s dueling rallies at City Hall on whether to fully ban or fully allow the short-term rentals facilitated by Airbnb and other companies --...

New coalition opposes Chiu’s Airbnb legislation UPDATED

An unlikely coalition has formed to oppose legislation sponsored by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu that would legalize and regulate short-term apartment rentals...

Tale of two tech titans

San Francisco Magazine just published an intriguing interview with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and Benioff’s attitude and approach to San Francisco seems to be...

Chiu introduces legislation to regulate Airbnb and short-term housing rentals UPDATED

After more than a year in development, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is introducting legislation today to legalize and regulate the short-term housing...

SF’s culture of corruption

In many ways, San Francisco hasn't changed. It's still the old Barbary Coast, ruled by capitalist thugs and corrupt politicians, only with glossy modern spin

Is Airbnb’s day of reckoning in SF on its way?

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is finally preparing to take action against the illegal short-term housing rentals facilitated by Airbnb, something we’ve been...

Barroom backchannel

Can tech workers and progressive activists cooperate in the fight against displacement? Maybe, but don't tell their bosses.

Facetime found

Randi Zuckerberg on Google bus blockades, digital overload, and the "uterus lottery"

Backlash mars annual tech awards

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

Crappies awards rain on tech award show’s parade

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...