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A really dumb article about bookstores

December 15, 2011
You never know what you're going to get on Slate, which tends toward the neo-liberal and sometimes libertarian, but I just read a particularly...

Ed Lee and “job killers”

December 14, 2011
Every time I hear the word "job killer" I think of the California Chamber of Commerce, which loves to affix the label to anything...

Impertinent questions to Sup. Sean Elsbernd

November 4, 2011
 At Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Sup. Sean Elsbernd voted against a sensible resolution supporting regulated and safe patient access to medical cannabis in...

Lee benefits from vetoing health care reform

November 1, 2011
Downtown groups that pressured Mayor Ed Lee to veto legislation that would have prevented businesses from raiding their employees' health savings accounts have been...

The billionaire’s mayor

Mayor Ed Lee calls himself a progressive — but rich, powerful conservatives are funding his campaign

Relax and open up (your mind) for International Fisting Day — NSFW

October 18, 2011
When queer porn stars Courtney Trouble and Jiz Lee noticed that fisting scenes were being consistently edited out of conventional pornography, they knew something...

Lee’s talking points sound familiar

October 11, 2011
Interim Mayor Ed Lee released a 17-point jobs plan last week as part of his bid for mayor, prompting City Attorney Dennis Herrera to...

Guardian forum: Everybody loves public power

September 22, 2011
The Guardian candidates' forum was a blast -- standing room only at the LGBT Center, a great, lively crowd, and most of the candidates...

SF restaurants cheat on health care

September 22, 2011
For years, I've wondered about those "health-care surcharges" that pop up on menus at local restaurants. The owners say they have to charge extra...

Editor’s notes

Crunching the numbers on Obama's job plan 

A new progressive agenda

A series of community forums helped us craft a platform for the next mayor

As a candidate, Lee takes a few lumps

August 9, 2011
It was a lively scene at the Castro Theater Aug. 8 as leading mayoral contenders -- including interim Mayor Ed Lee, who that morning...

Shuttle wars at SFO

Giant company wants to squeeze out locals

Will Amazon be the next PG&E?

July 12, 2011
The giant retailer is pulling a Prop. 16, seeking to get the voters to overturn a measure forcing online retailers to collect sales tax....

Feelmore510 is bringing sexy back to Oakland

July 1, 2011
The Bay's east side can seem a little prudish, especially when compared to its slutty sister city. Until February, Oakland's only retail resources for...

SFBG Radio: Small business and jobs in SF

June 28, 2011
Today we talk about jobs in San Francisco -- how the giant mega-employers of yore have left and how the public sector and small...

Chiu’s choice

The man who presided over the end of the Progressive Era at City Hall needs to decide whose side he's really on

Board exempts some stock options as a massive business tax break proposal looms

The Board of Supervisors today approved legislation by Sup. Ross Mirkarimi that exempts some large technology companies from having to pay the city’s payroll...

The problem with the yellow pages

May 16, 2011
  Editors note: We ran an opinion piece this week opposing Sup. David Chiu's proposal to limit delivery of yellow pages phone books. It's gotten...

Small Business Awards Ceremony wrap-up

May 12, 2011
The Bay Guardian's annual Small Business Awards party packed the upper room at Public Works May 11, with the winners and assorted friends and...

Guardian poll: Do we still need the yellow pages?

Sup. David Chiu is pushing legislation to restrict the delivery of yellow pages phone books in the city. His proposal: If you want the...

2011 Small Business Awards

The Guardian's annual small business awards celebrate the entrepreneurs who keep this city lively

On the Cheap Listings

May 3, 2011
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Editor’s notes

Assessing the mayoral candidates -- the squishy center and all