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Local journalists starting to catch onto Airbnb’s subversion of SF’s rental market

Airbnb and other so-called “shared housing” sites allow hundreds of rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco to be essentially removed from the housing...

VIDEO: Tech buses blocked hours before vote on bus stop fees

Two tech buses were surrounded and blockaded by over 100 protesters earlier today, just hours before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of...

Lee panders to motorists and undermines SFMTA with Sunday metering repeal

First Mayor Ed Lee ignores the rising cost of living in San Francisco (fueled partly by his own corporate welfare for the tech industry...

End poverty and create wealth with public banks

 By Ken Walden OPINION How would you like to increase your spending power by 10 times (or more), relieve student debt by more than...

A look back: The “Candlestick Swindle” in ’68

San Francisco spent this week saying goodbye to its beloved foggy stadium, Candlestick Park. Amidst the farewells, the Guardian spotted a post from sports...

Events: December 25 – 31, 2013

Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings,...

Steering transportation funding

STREET FIGHT The coming year will be a critical one for shaping transportation in San Francisco. Mayor Ed Lee's Transportation Task Force, comprised of...

The Unconstitutional Truth about the Presidio

 By John Farrell  OPINION When Congress established the Presidio Trust in 1996, it wanted to ensure its financial stability. Congress believed taxing private tenants...

The Presidio Strikes Back

As George Lucas' tech-focused art museum duels with history and nature museums for a key spot on Crissy Field, the Presidio Trust considers going big and allowing all three

After Prop 30, What’s Next? Reform Prop 13.

 By Matt Haney Proposition 30 was a big deal: It raised over $6 billion a year by increasing taxes on the wealthy, balanced the...

Single-payer is the cure

EDITORIAL We're sorry to see all the problems surrounding President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which has made some important improvements to the country's healthcare...

Local residents demand that Twitter pay it forward

When the Bay Area’s techie-elite got richer yesterday, its poor refused to get poorer. San Francisco-based technology company Twitter went public. By the time...

Join the movement

EDITORIAL San Francisco is headed for a showdown. Those who see the city as primarily a place to make money and who want to...

Vote “no” on everything

All this year's candidates are unopposed incumbents, which is lame. It's a sign of an unhealthy democracy that we don't even have a choice....

Airbnb says its hosts should pay taxes

Under pressure in San Francisco and New York City for violating local tenant and land use laws and refusing to pay local taxes, Airbnb...

Airbnb makes small admission on tax issue, saying its hosts should pay

Under pressure in San Francisco and New York City for violating local tenant and land use laws and refusing to pay local...

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

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps -- and the notion of journalistic objectivity

Corporate welfare booming

San Francisco's business tax breaks reach $14.2 million for 2012, up from $4.2 million in 2011

Corporate welfare boom: SF’s business tax breaks jump to $14.2 million annually

Business tax breaks instituted by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other corporate-friendly local politicians to stimulate growth in tech, biotech, and cleantech, diverted...

How far will $10 an hour stretch in 2016?

Earlier this week, just as media reports pointed out that America’s wealthiest 1 percent did better in 2012 than almost any other year in...

A bridge so far

Contemplating the new Bay Bridge and the old, from the incomplete bike and pedestrian path in between

Music Listings: September 4-10, 2013

WEDNESDAY 4ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. City Deluxe, The Insufferables, RocketShip RocketShip, 9 p.m., $8.Cafe Du Nord: 2170 Market, San...

Waiting to connect

Years after a failed privatization scheme, SF is letting Google create its municipal Wi-Fi system