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Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

Healthy San Francisco enrollees can stay – for now

February 19, 2014
Thousands of Healthy San Francisco enrollees will soon face a dilemma. Federal health care reform will hold them to the “individual mandate,” a requirement...

Suspension reform isn’t so simple

OPINION I wish I could get behind the current campaign to limit public school suspensions ("Suspending judgment, 12/3/13).The intent is honorable. Any additional attention...

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...

The future of civic engagement is here (so far it’s not pretty)

January 30, 2014
Last week, we wrote about San Francisco City Hall's foray into “civic innovation,” to foster greater governmental openness through web-based technology. We spotlighted the...

The worst music beats the best bomb: A conversation with legendary composer Van Dyke Parks

January 24, 2014
“Yours falsely!” Van Dyke Parks chimes, as he picks up the phone at home in Pasadena, where the weather is “room temperature.” He...

Local journalists starting to catch onto Airbnb’s subversion of SF’s rental market

January 22, 2014
Airbnb and other so-called “shared housing” sites allow hundreds of rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco to be essentially removed from the housing...

Judging hackers

GOOD TECH ISSUE: Social Good Hackathon wants nerds, Luddites...and even the Guardian

Manhattanization revisited

Is more, taller, and denser housing the answer to San Francisco's affordability crisis?

Mar calls for hearing on recycling center evictions

An eviction crisis of a different sort has hit San Francisco, as one by one, recycling centers are closing across the city. Supervisor Eric...

This Week’s Picks: January 15 – 21, 2014

January 14, 2014
Word spears to pierce the stoniest of heartsTHURSDAY 1/16 "Ravishing, Radical, and Restored: The Films of Jack Smith" Legendary underground filmmaker Jack Smith gets the...

On the waterfront

Initiative would give voters a say on big waterfront projects that violate zoning standards

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

When is a public opinion poll a valid representation of how people feel? That turns out to be a tricky and ever-evolving question, particularly...

“Poll” showing 73 percent approval for Mayor Lee was flawed

January 10, 2014
There was a poll conducted in late November by the University of San Francisco, the results of which were released in conjunction with...

Reformer removed

Environmental health director led progressive programs, resigned after mysterious investigation

A look back: The “Candlestick Swindle” in ’68

San Francisco spent this week saying goodbye to its beloved foggy stadium, Candlestick Park. Amidst the farewells, the Guardian spotted a post from sports...

“Why’d you do it?” we ask Fake Google employee Max Bell Alper

Within a half hour of our original post on today's tech gentrification and transit protest, the Guardian learned that Max Bell Alper, a union...

City College Trustee resigns, protesting state takeover

Democracy is a thing of the past at City College of San Francisco, and now one member of its elected board has had enough....

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...

Dick Meister: The jobless need help. Now!!

November 25, 2013
By Dick Meister Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for...

The Presidio Strikes Back

As George Lucas' tech-focused art museum duels with history and nature museums for a key spot on Crissy Field, the Presidio Trust considers going big and allowing all three

Media let BART slide

BART continues to stonewall important questions about whether it was training scab drivers to break the recent strike by its unions when its trainee-driven...

Media misses connection between BART tragedy and settlement

October 30, 2013
BART continues to stonewall important questions about whether it was training scab drivers to break the recent strike by its unions when its trainee-driven...

Join the movement

EDITORIAL San Francisco is headed for a showdown. Those who see the city as primarily a place to make money and who want to...