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Airbnb comes clean with San Francisco

Airbnb came clean this evening, sending out new terms of service drafted April 7 that customers must agree to before conducting further business starting...

Film Listings: April 9 – 15, 2014

April 8, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Will Airbnb pay its accumulated tax debt to SF?

So now that Airbnb has agreed to start collecting and paying the transient occupany tax in San Francisco sometime this summer —...

Film Listings: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Airbnb finally agrees to pay its taxes in SF

Airbnb has apparently finally agreed to pay its taxes in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the company, long called out...

Film Listings: March 26 – April 1, 2014

March 25, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Boom for whom?

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

Unanswered question on SF housing

Nobody has a good answer to San Francisco's most basic housing problem: How do we build the housing that existing city residents need? It was a...

San Francisco’s untouchables

Is San Francisco trying to help the homeless -- or drive them away?

Film Listings: March 19 – 25, 2014

March 18, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

The unanswered question: How do we bridge SF’s affordable housing gap?

Nobody has a good answer to San Francisco’s most basic housing problem: How do we build the housing that existing city residents need? It...

AirBNB apartment advertised for “XXX Freakfest” orgy

A Manhattan comedian put his apartment up for rent on SF-based AirBNB, only later to find his renter advertising out his apartment for an...

Film Listings: March 12 – 18, 2014

March 11, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Women with movie cameras

Cheers to CAAMFest's crop of female Asian American film directors

They deported my mom

A personal tale of how immigration laws divide families

Is Airbnb’s day of reckoning in SF on its way?

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is finally preparing to take action against the illegal short-term housing rentals facilitated by Airbnb, something we’ve been...

Film Listings: March 5 – 11, 2014

March 4, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Music Listings Feb. 26-Mar 4, 2014

February 26, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26ROCK50 Mason Social House: 50 Mason, San Francisco. The Ever After, The Proofs, 8pm, free.Bender’s: 806 S. Van Ness, San Francisco. Noise Pop...

Kick the can

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

Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

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...

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...

Residents vs. tourists

How many rent-controlled apartments is Airbnb taking off SF's housing market?

This Week’s Picks: January 29 – February 4, 2014

January 28, 2014
WEDNESDAY 29YuckThe year 2013 was a tumultuous one for this London indie outfit. It recorded and released its sophomore album within a matter of...