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Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

Neighborhood news hole

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

Big Soda’s sketchy grassroots support

The Guardian published a story today fact checking a list of local businesses who oppose the Sugary Beverage Tax, a list used by American...

Kick the can

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

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...

Wiener’s resolution to study waterfront initiative written by its opponents

February 24, 2014
Developers and activists are once again at odds over San Francisco’s waterfront, arguably the most valuable bit of land in one of America’s most...

Chiu and others get stung for support from speculators and evictors

February 20, 2014
Our colleagues down the hall at the San Francisco Examiner seem to have spoiled tonight’s fundraiser for David Chiu’s Assembly race by reporting...

The price of growth

Development is booming in the eastern neighborhoods, but the money isn't there to cover the infrastructure needed to serve it

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...

Sugar fix

A resolution to place a sugary beverage tax on the November ballot was introduced at the Feb. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting.The two-cents-per-ounce tax...

No parking

Park Closure Law sparks fear among homeless groups, but no big crackdown yet

Richmond’s sugary beverage tax lost big, how’s SF different?

What’s old is new again, the saying goes.And the saying definitely applies to the hotly followed sugary beverage tax resolution, introduced at today’s Board...

SFMTA approves tech shuttle plan

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved a pilot program Jan. 21 that allows operators of private commuter shuttles to use...

SFMTA Board approves tech shuttle plan

January 21, 2014
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of directors approved a pilot program today that allows operators of private commuter shuttles to use public...

Protect pedestrians

More than 50 public commenters spoke at the Jan. 16 joint Police Commission and Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee meeting, and...

Manhattanization revisited

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

Police pledge new pedestrian safety reforms, and to revisit collision cold case

One might call it the police’s act of contrition. At last night’s (Thu/16) meeting on pedestrian safety, Police Chief Greg Suhr promised to re-open...

SFUSD backs supervisors’ sugary beverage tax, with concerns

A San Francisco ballot initiative to levy a tax on sugary beverages got a boost last night as the San Francisco Unified School District...

Study: 30 percent of tech shuttle riders would move from SF if there were no tech shuttles

January 15, 2014
We weren’t able to attend the San Francisco Commission on the Environment’s policy committee meeting on Mon/13, but there were clues (okay, a live...

Got pests? Open data project reveals housing code violation data

January 8, 2014
Thanks to a handy new online platform created by the city’s Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation...

Protect pedestrians, crack down on red light runners

January 8, 2014
It’s good to see City Hall finally focusing on pedestrian safety in San Francisco, where the streets are more dangerous than ever for their...

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

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...

Mantra from the Milk/Moscone memorial march: “Fight back!”

Hundreds of activists and progressive San Franciscans marked the 35th anniversary of the Mayor George Moscone and Sup. Harvey Milk assassinations on Wednesday night...