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Small Business Awards 2013: Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

An ecological philosophy and innovative tactics earned these community-builders our Small Business Advocate Award

Small Business Awards 2013: La Victoria Bakery

An uncanny ability to move with the times earned our Legacy Award for this Mission stalwart

Small Business Awards 2013: Hi Tops

The city's first gay sports bar hits a homerun with our Culture Champion Award

Small Business Awards 2013: Universal Martial Arts

The winners of our Community Service Award teach cops how to serve and protect, safely

Small Business Awards 2013: Mothership HackerMoms

Our Women in Business Award recipients make space for working mommas

Our Weekly Picks

April 30, 2013
WEDNESDAY 1Paul Taylor Dance Company In July, Paul Taylor will be 83. He founded his company in 1954. He has danced with Balanchine, Graham,...

Special occasion eviction

In the face of eviction, will Mission favorite Latin Bridal continue to grant quinceañera dreams?

The art of staying put

The area is thriving, but will Mid-Market arts center plan survive the tech boom?

Public broadband works; why not here?

February 28, 2013
There's a fascinating new map that the Institute for Local Self Reliance has put together that shows how 342 communities around the United States...

Wiener’s dance mix: more DJs mixed with fines for “bad actors”

February 26, 2013
DJs could proliferate in San Francisco's bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and plazas under legislation that Sup. Scott Wiener introduced today to include DJs under...

Can we have cool new additions without gentrifying the Mission?

February 19, 2013
Do livability and gentrification go hand-in-hand? In other words, as you improve a neighborhood like the Valencia Street corridor with bike lanes, wide sidewalks,...

Baby-carrot steps

February 11, 2013
San Francisco is known for its discerning foodies and exotic culinary offerings, but not every neighborhood has access to nutritious, let alone gourmet, fare....

The machine

Sup. Scott Wiener is relentless, driven, prolific — and changing San Francisco in sometimes alarming ways

The Chamber of Commerce becomes even more irrelevant

January 14, 2013
It's been years since anyone really took the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce seriously as a political force. The verdict from the techies came...

Disappearing poles

New supervisors Breed and Yee help create a less predictable board

Sorry, Chuck — HANC eviction hasn’t happened

The eviction of the Haight Asbury Neighborhood Council’s recycling center, which critics of the center said was scheduled to take place Dec. 5, hasn’t...


The city's eviction of HANC's recycling center could harm local businesses along with the gardeners and recyclers

HANC evicted, but the poor recyclers could remain in the Haight

In a win for the gentrifiers of the Haight Ashbury, the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's (HANC) Recycling Center has been issued an official eviction...

The displaced businesses

There's a downside to the real-estate boom on Market Street

Man for the moment?

John Rizzo's calm demeanor and steady progressivism may be the antidote to the sordid D5 supervisorial race

Endorsements 2012: State ballot measures

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. No on 35 saves our sexworkers. GMO food gets a label when you vote Yes on 37

PG&E union mounts attack on Clean Power SF

September 11, 2012
The union that represents PG&E workers -- and has opposed every single public-power initiative in modern San Francisco history -- just launched an attack...

On the Cheap Listings

Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. WEDNESDAY 5 Humpday happy hour Good...

Lee appoints Santos, a staunch development advocate, to CCSF board

August 21, 2012
Rodrigo Santos, a structural engineer who heads the pro-development advocacy group San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, had already raised an unheard of amount...