Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

Tale of two Internets

Officials work to close the digital divide, an inequitable reality even in high-tech SF

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Teachers prepared to strike

United Educators of San Francisco authorize preliminary strike vote as concerns about cost of living rise

SF school board votes to aid Central American child refugees, hopes to spark national movement

Waves of Central American child refugees are landing in San Francisco, fleeing violence in their home countries. A growing number of supporters are lending...

The school principal who raps

Picture your former principal in a rap video. Oh, mama. It hurts, psychologically and emotionally, doesn't it? That's because, following the guidelines set by...

Twitter releases diversity figures: mostly white, mostly male

Surprise, shock, flabbergasting awe -- these are all completely invalid responses to Twitter's revelation of its diversity figures, which the disruptive San Francisco tech...

The age of the brogrammer

Solving tech's diversity problem may be a key to saving San Francisco

SF school board to consider minimum wage proposal tonight amid union battles UPDATED

Update : The minimum wage proposal won, and is now part of SFUSD's approved budget. "There will be a larger conversation in August when...

Disrupting the classroom

Tech companies teach city kids programming skills

Kevin Epps’ new film targets outsize black and latino student suspensions

A second grader recounts his school calling in the police to stop his tantrum. A young girl repeatedly suspended by her school lowers her...

Dear United States: #Jessicastux discrimination shows SF inequality

Dear United States,Yes,  you've found San Francisco out. You've got us. Our city is not the bastion of equality we claim it to be. It's...

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...

Proposed food voucher pilot program could feed thousands of hungry San Franciscans

A pilot project to fund healthy fruit and vegetable vouchers for food insecure San Franciscans was proposed at the Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services...

Cap and frown

SFUSD considers allowing hats in schools, ending a policy discouraging cultural indicators

Cops on campus

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

Three upcoming events on housing in San Francisco

There are a few upcoming opportunities to have your say in the ongoing dialogue about the San Francisco tenants’ struggle as long-term renters grapple...

Barroom backchannel

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

Kick the can

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

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...

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...

Students suffer from ‘invisible suspensions’

At the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 4, students rallied against suspensions they see as unfair. Advocates negotiated rule changes. San Francisco Unified...

Board of Education president calls out thousands of “invisible suspensions”

K-12 student advocates have suspensions in their crosshairs.At last night’s (Tue/4) Board of Education meeting, young students rallied against suspensions they see as unfair....

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...