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Were Twitter’s SF tax breaks worth it?

Twitter’s San Francisco tax breaks are back in the spotlight again as the tech-darling’s IPO is ready for its first public offering....


A bewitching batch of Halloween events -- parties, especially -- to spook you real good

Halloween events

October 23, 2013
Halloween listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings to listings@sfbg.com.FRIDAY 25Halloween Bash Professional Wrestling-Lucha Libre Fundraiser Buchser Middle School, 1111...

Losing our conscience

Rising commercial rents squeezing San Francisco's nonprofits

Elderly activists and SF natives march to preserve San Franciscan culture at Our Mission: No Eviction

Gum Gee Lee recognizes that she’s not the only one. Dressed in her now signature floral patterned blue jacket, she climbed the white flatbed truck...

Anti-eviction rally in the Mission tomorrow supporting the Mission and Rene Yanez

Tomorrow (Sat/12 at 2pm) advocates and defenders of working class San Francisco will march to protest a rash of recent Mission evictions, including the...

Yahoo and other tech companies are squeezing the Chronicle’s newsroom

With high demand for office space in San Francisco these days — thanks largely to the latest technology bubble, Mayor Ed Lee’s economic...

In tech-dominated Mid-Market, arts center beats the odds

Is there a place for community theaters and nonprofit arts and education programs in pricey San Francisco? The 950 Center for Art and Education,...

Anti-gentrification activists “GET OUT” with Pride

June 30, 2013
A group of activists used the Pride Parade to make a political statement by marching with a faux Google bus, an action meant to...

The end of an era, but not of a legacy

As the new publisher, I want the Guardian's future as a progressive voice to be assured.

Guardian Intelligence

Virgil's Sea Room, queer education in schools, Ron Lanza memorial, Sean Parker's nuptials ... what you need to know this week

In his footsteps

A new site-specific work pays tribute to local legend Ed Mock

Vanishing city

Up against intense market pressure, longtime residents and community projects fade from SF

Young, creative people who work hard

May 21, 2013
I almost don't know what to say, except: Finally, someone admits it.Rebecca Pederson, writing in The Bold Italic, explains why she actually likes the...

Can the tech boom solve our housing crisis? No, but it can make it worse

 San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and San Francisco Magazine posed an intriguing question at a forum they sponsored last night in the W Hotel:...

Boom life: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore talks about ‘The End of San Francisco’

April 25, 2013
A picture of Brian Goggin's iconic site-specific sculpture "Defenestration" (that 16-year-old "furniture leaping out of an abandoned building" piece in SoMa that may be...

The vultures of greed

April 24, 2013
A small but enthusiastic crowd marched through the Castro April 20 to bring some attention to the rash of Ellis Act evictions that are...

Property resistance in the Bay and beyond

April 19, 2013
In 2004, Hannah Dobbz climbed up the drainpipe of an abandoned building in Emeryville and disappeared through a broken window. Outside, her friends waited...

Poverty among plenty — and it’s getting worse

March 12, 2013
Check out the news this week:The Associate Press reports that there are increasing numbers of homeless and poor people in Silicon Valley. The piece...

Out of place

Evictions are driving long-time renters out of their homes -- and out of SF. Here are the stories of several people being evicted

Ed Lee’s State of the City: What evictions? What displacement?

January 28, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee punctuated his State of the City speech with a nice little quip: "Every San Franciscan deserves a clean, safe place to...

Was it a great year?

December 19, 2012
At noon Dec. 19, a group of about 50 housing activists led by the Housing Rights Committee gathered at 18th and Castro, next to...

Twitter, tax breaks and the New York Times

December 3, 2012
Just about everyone who watches news media is calling it the Story of the Week, and it's probably going to be one of the...

The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda