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Lee and UC Berkeley institute take on income inequality

September 10, 2014
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society are teaming up today in Washington DC to...

Tom’s legacy

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

End corporate welfare

EDITORIAL Big, powerful corporations seem to always find a way to get what they want out of City Hall, particularly under the administration of...

Business tax breaks in SF jumped to nearly $17 million last year

Employers in San Francisco received nearly $17 million in special business tax breaks from the city last year, with the biggest ticket...

As Ellis Act reform bill faced death, where was Ron Conway?

One week and one day -- that's how long Sen. Mark Leno has to push his Ellis Act reform bill through two committees in...

“E” is for “evidence”

Mayor Ed Lee drafts a policy allowing him to delete emails deemed "routine."

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

No real answers at question time

NO REAL ANSWERS AT QUESTION TIMEAt last week's Board of Supervisors meeting, Mayor Ed Lee showed up for Question Time, that scintillating moment when...

Chiu and his allies ramp up their rhetoric, warning of a “war” on techies

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and his campaign for the California Assembly aggressively courted votes and support from the technology community this morning...

Guardian Small Business Awards 2014

The Guardian Small Business Awards for this year recognize the scrappy shopkeepers and entrepreneurs swimming against the rising tide of corporate cash

Tale of two tech titans

San Francisco Magazine just published an intriguing interview with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and Benioff’s attitude and approach to San Francisco seems to be...

Covered San Francisco unveiled

At the tail end of a long Board of Supervisors meeting last week, Sup. David Campos introduced legislation to create Covered San Francisco, a...

A tale of two Google buses

The controversial tech shuttles are powerful symbols — or they're not — that are also causing real problems and benefits on the roads

This is 911, please hold

The contentious tax breaks given to tech companies in San Francisco are under fire once again, as emergency dispatchers protested crippling budget shortages yesterday...

SF’s culture of corruption

In many ways, San Francisco hasn't changed. It's still the old Barbary Coast, ruled by capitalist thugs and corrupt politicians, only with glossy modern spin

SF supervisors reject challenge of Google bus pilot program

An appeal of the Google bus pilot program's exemption from environmental review was denied at a contentious Board of Supervisors hearing Tuesday night that...

Boom for whom?

Why isn't San Francisco's hot economy creating a budget surplus to address its costly byproducts?

Cleaning up poor people

Secretive agenda behind Clean Up The Plaza threatens one of San Francisco's last low-income neighborhoods

SFBG Wrap

No coal for Oakland, Newsom missed the train, and an app for SF's homeless

Twitter tax break beneficiary Zendesk launches app to help the homeless

February 28, 2014
Mayor Ed Lee, Sup. Jane Kim, and representatives from tech firm Zendesk gathered at St. Anthony’s in the Tenderloin this morning to announce the launch of...

Tech must support Ellis reforms

EDITORIALSan Francisco is facing an eviction crisis, a reality that politicians of all ideological stripes have finally begun to address. It was good to...

The Goldies: What we’re fighting for

EDITORIAL If you want to understand what we at the Bay Guardian and activists from the broader progressive movement mean when we say that...

The trouble with compromise

"It takes no compromise to give people their rights... It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give...