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Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

Anti-war groups take to the streets of SF to protest US bombing campaign UPDATED

September 24, 2014
With the US military now bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, and the Islamic State that we’re targeting threatening to retaliate against US...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
MASONIC MOONWALKBeck brought his endlessly funky band to the new Masonic Sept. 19 for opening night, where they ran through melancholy new tunes from...

Alerts: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3 Panel: Agriculture and Journalism SF Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/agriculturebeat. 6pm, $20 nonmembers, $8 members, $7 students. Cutbacks in reporting staff have...

This Week’s Picks: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 "WTF, SF? From Goldrushers to Glassholes" Considering the sudden preponderance of fascinating panel talks concerning the state of San Francisco, it is...

Residents vs. tourists

How many rent-controlled apartments is Airbnb taking off SF's housing market?

City College loses accreditation, throwing its future into doubt

City College of San Francisco will lose its accreditation, it was announced today, and the venerable local college may not survive. With...

Walls of the Internet

From back alleys to Facebook walls: the street art-tech connection is heating up -- and changing SF's street scene

The Chron gets the condo deal wrong

April 17, 2013
It's kind of a surprise that the Chron actually likes the (possible) condo conversion deal. That paper typically opposes anything that is good for...

The “mystery” of the homeless families

March 22, 2013
The Chron's having a hard time figuring out why there are so many more homeless families looking for help."It's been difficult to pin down...

Hearing called on America’s Cup “fundraising fiasco” as Mayor Lee talks about scaling back the event

February 12, 2013
Amid reports that San Francisco taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $20 million in America's Cup expenses because of anemic fundraising...

Dick Meister: The pioneering black porters

February 7, 2013
By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more...

Dick Meister: Martin Luther King Jr. — a working class hero

January 22, 2013
Bay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more ...

Dick Meister: Good news for our neediest workers

December 28, 2012
By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for...

Dick Meister: Michigan is just the beginning

December 20, 2012
By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for...

Dick Meister: Home care workers need presidential help

December 15, 2012
By Dick Meister Bay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor ...

Dick Meister: A free choice for U.S. workers

November 29, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom,  has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: Labor’s big day

November 14, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED/TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: We all need a higher minimum wage

November 9, 2012
By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED/TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics ...

Dick Meister: Your first World Series is always the best

October 26, 2012
Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him...

Dick Meister: Missing a vital election issue!

October 23, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: Labor’s wise election choices

October 23, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Much ado about nudity

There was no public outcry when Pedro Villamore, a 44-year-old homeless gay man, was found dead in a doorway in the 500 block of...

Chauvinism: Not a good tool for fighting chauvinism

August 31, 2012
I know we're all feeling a little queasy from all the Tampa tidings, but let's remember why we're here.Mark Morford's column on SFGate on...