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Covered San Francisco unveiled

At the tail end of a long Board of Supervisors meeting last week, Sup. David Campos introduced legislation to create Covered San Francisco, a...

Privatization of public housing

Many residents feel they're moving from the frying pan of Housing Authority control into the fire of developer and nonprofit management

A tale of two Google buses

The controversial tech shuttles are powerful symbols — or they're not — that are also causing real problems and benefits on the roads

This is 911, please hold

The contentious tax breaks given to tech companies in San Francisco are under fire once again, as emergency dispatchers protested crippling budget shortages yesterday...

SF supervisors reject challenge of Google bus pilot program

An appeal of the Google bus pilot program's exemption from environmental review was denied at a contentious Board of Supervisors hearing Tuesday night that...

Feel free to borrow these arguments in the Google Bus CEQA appeal

March 31, 2014
Speaking of gun-running, how about that Google Bus?* The $1/stop SFMTA deal to allow Google Buses to use city bus stops is being appealed...

Opposing sides rally troops for tech bus throw-down

Tomorrow’s (Tue/1) San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting will feature a hearing on the environmental impact of commuter shuttles, including Google buses. In what...

Poll says SF loves tech buses, doesn’t ask Spanish speakers

San Franciscans love tech, they're totally cool with the Google buses, and care more about job creation than the cost of living, according to...

Boom for whom?

Why isn't San Francisco's hot economy creating a budget surplus to address its costly byproducts?

Barroom backchannel

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

SFBG Wrap

Google buses, library targets the homeless, and Kelly takes on Cohen in D10

Activists, union challenge Google bus pilot program

San Francisco activists and labor filed an appeal of the controversial commuter shuttle (aka, the Google buses) pilot program to the Board of Supervisors...

Staying power

San Francisco tenants' movement rises up and sets the agenda

Protesters target AT&T today, Twitter tomorrow

February 11, 2014
Today (Tue/11) marks a nationwide protest against government surveillance that is partially taking place online, as websites such as Reddit post banners opposing the...

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Dan Siegel announces candidacy for Oakland mayor

January 9, 2014
Oakland attorney Dan Siegel, known for a long history of involvement in Bay Area social justice movements, joined a group of more than 150...

BART approves contract, union threatens electoral challenges

The BART Board of Directors approved a modified contract with its two biggest labor unions on Jan. 2, an action that received faint praise...

BART approves contract as tensions with its workers continue UPDATED

January 2, 2014
The BART Board of Directors today approved a modified contract with its two biggest labor unions, an action that received faint praise and was...

Oakland fast food workers fight for $15

It was a bad day for Big Macs, but a good day for workers.Joining a nationwide day of action, a wave of over 100...

Oakland joins 100 cities in national fast food strike

It was a bad day for Big Macs, but a good day for workers. Joining a nationwide day of action, a wave of over a...

Unions suing BART board over contract disagreement today, no strike yet

Two of BART's largest unions will announce a lawsuit against the BART board of directors today on the steps of the Alameda County Superior Court...

BART standoff continues as board modifies contract

The BART Board of Directors voted 8-1 on Nov. 21, with conservative young Director Zakhary Mallett in dissent, to approve a hard-won contract with...

SF General reduces psychiatric care

November 21, 2013
A 22-bed psychiatric unit at San Francisco General Hospital will be taken out of service, and re-opened only if the facility experiences a high...

BART board approves labor contract, minus the district’s “mistake” UPDATED

November 21, 2013
The BART Board of Directors has voted 8-1, with conservative young Director Zakhary Mallett in dissent, to approve a hard-won contract with its unions,...