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Tenant groups propose sweeping package to ease the “eviction epidemic”

October 24, 2013
Tenant advocates today proposed a sweeping set of legislative proposals to address what they’re calling the “eviction epidemic” that has hit San Francisco, seeking...

Lee family quietly leaves home as activists pledge to push reforms

October 23, 2013
Members of Lee family quietly moved out of their longtime home in Chinatown last night, a day before their latest scheduled Ellis Act eviction,...

Supes approve funding request for jail construction

October 22, 2013
“A Costco warehouse with metal bunk beds” is how Matt Freeman of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department described one of the county's outmoded jail...

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST GROWTH IN THE YARD

Back in 1992, inmate counselor Catherine Sneed started pioneering programs for former offenders that eventually led to the implementation of the San Francisco Jail's...

Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Food and Drink

October 15, 2013
FOOD AND DRINKEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience.BEST ALL-NATURAL SWEETIE Juice may be...

Lock-up shake up

Questions raised about longstanding plan for rehab-focused jail rebuild

Elderly activists and SF natives march to preserve San Franciscan culture at Our Mission: No Eviction

Gum Gee Lee recognizes that she’s not the only one. Dressed in her now signature floral patterned blue jacket, she climbed the white flatbed truck...

Rights and wrongs

Police and prosecutors use bureaucratic confusion to keep assets they seize from the innocent

Endorsements 2013

Stop the 8 Washington project! No, no, no on B, no on C, yes on A, re-elect Hererra. Our guide to the Nov. 5 elections

Problems arise from Due Process for All amendments

October 1, 2013
At today's (Tue/1) meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to grant final approval to Sup. John Avalos’ historic legislation, Due Process...

SF supervisors approve policy of denying federal immigration hold requests

September 24, 2013
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Chambers erupted in raucous celebration and chants of “Si se puede!” this afternoon as the board gave unanimous...

Immigration detainer limits watered down

September 24, 2013
Sup. John Avalos' Due Process for All ordinance, legislation barring San Francisco law enforcement agencies from honoring detainer requests issued by U.S. Immigrations and...

Due Process For All must wait another week

September 18, 2013
Sup. John Avalos’ Due Process for All ordinance, legislation barring San Francisco law enforcement agencies from honoring detainer requests issued by U.S. Immigrations and...

Challenge Mayor Lee and his lies

EDITORIAL In the long history of San Francisco political corruption caused by Pacific Gas & Electric's willingness to do and spend whatever it takes...

Alerts: September 18 – 24

September 17, 2013
WEDNESDAY 18Discussing Art and Social Change Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), 2868 Mission, SF. missionculturalcenter.org. 7-9 p.m., free. The MCCLA is hosting...

Slipping away

Poorly tracked mental health services funds aren't reaching patients with severe psychological illness

Mission eviction leaves activists without a home base

August 28, 2013
Mission residents who abruptly lost their battle against eviction Aug. 27 were given one last chance to retrieve belongings from their loft before their...

Guiding the Guardian

Community forum and reader input help launch a new era

Guardian forum sparks lively discussion

We had a packed house last night for our community forum on the future of the Bay Guardian and the progressive movement in the...

Immigrants vulnerable to domestic violence

In San Francisco Sup. John Avalos' District 11, half of all residents were born outside the U.S. In Sup. Jane Kim's District 6, more...

Due Process for All ordinance may offer better protection for domestic violence victims

July 23, 2013
In San Francisco Sup. John Avalos’ District 11, half of all residents were born outside the U.S. In Sup. Jane Kim’s District 6, more...

Alerts: July 17 – 23, 2013

July 16, 2013
Wednesday 17 Panel: Upholding the People's Right to Know ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St, SF. 7-9pm, free. It seems the phrase "whistleblower"...

Parents, behind bars

New programs acknowledge that strengthening the parent-child bond reduces recidivism

Protesters to be awarded $1 million settlement in mass arrest lawsuit

June 24, 2013
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for a settlement of more than $1 million to a group of 150 activists who were mass...