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The strange, unique power of San Francisco mayors

Mayor Ed Lee wields a strange and unique power in San Francisco politics, passed down from Mayor Gavin Newsom, and held by Mayor Willie...

Bernal blows up

PG&E's unresponsiveness and history of sloppy recordkeeping raise concerns about construction near its pipelines

Tobener Law Center

Guardian Small Business Award winner has helped lead the current housing rights movement

Guardian Small Business Awards 2014

The Guardian Small Business Awards for this year recognize the scrappy shopkeepers and entrepreneurs swimming against the rising tide of corporate cash

Lawsuit claims SROs owned by city contractors are unsafe, moldy, rodent-infested

It's often rumored that housing conditions in certain single-room occupancy hotels, or SROs, throughout San Francisco are atrocious. And when it comes to SROs...

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...

SFBG Wrap, April 16-23

BART fine for workers' deaths, supervisors outfox landlords, police tapes illuminate Nieto shooting, and the sorry state of public housing

Chronicle endorsement of Chiu shows that perspective is everything

It’s no surprise that the San Francisco Chronicle today endorsed David Chiu in his race to replace Tom Ammiano in the California Assembly, given...

SFMTA repeals paid Sunday parking meters, loses $9.8 million

San Francisco transit riders won some and lost some today at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors meeting. The board voted to...

Save the world, work less

With climate change threatening life as we know it, perhaps it's time to revive the forgotten goal of spending less time on our jobs

Accreditors ask City College to voluntarily terminate its own accreditation

Should City College commit educational seppuku?That seems to be the idea the accrediting commission vying to close City College of San Francisco floated in...

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

Airbnb finally agrees to pay its taxes in SF

Airbnb has apparently finally agreed to pay its taxes in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the company, long called out...

SFPD to answer questions on fatal shooting of Alejandro Nieto

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr will be on hand this evening for a town hall meeting to discuss last week’s officer-involved shooting...

The sordid saga of Airbnb — a $10 billion “outlaw middleman” — continues

SF-based Airbnb is making news again this week, from the San Francisco Chronicle following up our stories about how landlords are sending eviction notices...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Cops on campus

Agreement between SFUSD and SFPD sets guidelines for officers in schools, but without the binding language that reformers sought

Uber announces new insurance policy covering drivers between fares

Controversial tech-ride provider Uber will now expand its insurance for drivers, it announced on its blog today. Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares,"...

Clean Up The Plaza run by political consultant with ties to developers

Neighborhood and progressive political activists have long been suspicious of the shadowy Clean Up The Plaza campaign and its possible connections to a massive...

Watchdogs in action

A look at the winners of this year's Freedom of Information Awards

Burning the Man? Well, not exactly, at least not yet

Last week’s announcement that Burning Man has become a non-profit organization got lots of uncritical coverage from the San Francisco Chronicle and other local...

Barroom backchannel

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

Neighborhood news hole

Mission Local dropped by its fiscal sponsor, continuing the decline in city reporting resources

Kick the can

Fact-checking the opposition to the Sugary Beverage Tax reveals misleading claims