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Gearing up for war

The SFPD and police departments across the country get free military equipment, but does it make us safer or provoke violence?

Rep Clock: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/20-Tue/26 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

Framing fame

Entertainers take center stage in SF Jewish Film Festival docs

Guardian Intelligence: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
The Bay Guardian is moving — into the mall. Yeah, we know, it struck us the same way initially. But the space we'll be...

Here’s an intriguing idea for Piers 30-32

June 23, 2014
Earlier this year, the Golden State Warriors abandoned its bid to construct a basketball arena and performance venue at Piers 30-32 along San Francisco’s...

Trading favors?

Randy Shaw quietly gets city funds for his Tenderloin Museum from a Mayor's Office he loudly promotes

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Two views of the waterfront

Controversial developments proposed for Port of San Francisco property trigger public debate about who should control the city's valuable edge

The future of Piers 30-32

EDITORIALIt was good news for San Francisco when the Golden State Warriors withdrew a proposal to build a new arena on Piers 30-32 and...

Waterfront height-limit proponents praise Warriors arena move

In another waterfront win, the Golden State Warriors have backed off their original arena site to another spot by the bay. Multiple news outlets are...

Lucifer is such a drag

'The Weirdness' is Faust in the Information Age, with a strong dose of ironic detachment

Lost in space

A new doc reveals 'the greatest film never made' -- Jodorowsky's 'Dune'

Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

Alerts: February 26 – March 4, 2014

February 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26Hoodies Up! A Day of Remembrance for Trayvon Martin Fruitvale BART Plaza, Oakl. www.stopmassincarceration.net. 4pm, free. On the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's...

“Monologos de la Vagina” An artistic and cultural triumph at the Brava theater in the Mission

February 17, 2014
I had just settled into my seat Friday night at the  Brava Theater in the Mission to see  the opening night  production of “Monologos...

Sue Hestor’s 70th birthday party: “We Shall Overcome.”

February 5, 2014
By Bruce B. BrugmannPlus: Tim Redmond reports on Sue Hestor and her environmental legacy on his new local  website 48 Hills.org.  How do you...

City ignores public on bus plan

EDITORIAL San Francisco's tech bus saga has proven to be a source of fascination to national and international media outlets. Blockades of Google, Apple,...

Music Listings: Jan. 22-28, 2014

January 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 22ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Giggle Party, Sweat Lodge, Nasty Christmas, 9 p.m., $8.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710...

On the waterfront

Initiative would give voters a say on big waterfront projects that violate zoning standards

Voter Approval to Waterfront Development campaign officially underway

January 9, 2014
The campaign to subject big projects proposed for San Francisco’s waterfront to popular approval is officially underway, with the City Attorney’s Office today issuing...

Alerts: January 8 – 14

January 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8Mayor Art Agnos on Warriors development Upper Noe Recreation Center, 299 Day, SF. 7:30pm, free. Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos will discuss...