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Judge says state erred in 8 Washington property transfer

January 22, 2014
A San Francisco judge has ruled that the California State Lands Commission illegally exempted from environmental review a property transfer it approved in 2012...

Double standard for the role of voters in SF waterfront development?

January 20, 2014
As our article on San Francisco waterfront development was hitting the presses last week, California State Lands Commission Chief Counsel Mark Meier...

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...

Rep Clock: December 11 – 17, 2013

December 10, 2013
Schedules are for Wed/11-Tue/17 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

No poetry or magic in being a robot

December 4, 2013
I felt yesterday like I had been scooped after reading Jennifer Maerz’s post in the Bold Italic, which asked: Is Talking About High Rents...

Last stand at the Bulb

With Albany looking to clear a bayshore homeless encampment, residents brace for a conflict

Albany Bulb dwellers speak out on temporary shelter arrangement

November 29, 2013
The ongoing eviction saga at the Albany Bulb, which the Guardian has covered extensively in recent weeks, previously hinged on a debate around conflicting...

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

War of the roses

Rhys Chatham's piece for 100 guitars, Tricycle Records comp release, more Melt-Banana

Driving us crazy

Street Fight: Are some progressives screwed-up on parking?

Tale of two parties: Voters reject 8 Washington project

From the Election Night victory party for opponents of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project, the overwhelming defeat of developer-backed Propositions B and...

How San Francisco should really be helping the Philippines

November 12, 2013
There were a couple good stories in today’s San Francisco Chronicle related to concerns the Guardian and its readers have sounded in recent...

Tale of two parties: Was the 8 Washington defeat a referendum on City Hall?

From tonight’s victory party for opponents of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project, the overwhelming defeat of developer-backed Propositions B&C seemed to go...

LIVE: San Francisco election night coverage (Props B&C losing big)

Tonight's election is a showdown on the waterfront. Propositions B and C offer San Francisco voters the chance to shoot down the 8 Washington...

The next election

EDITORIAL This week's dismal election in San Francisco is a symptom of deeper problems in our political system, both here and across the country....

Go vote! And then go party!

November 5, 2013
It’s been quiet at the polls for today’s election with just a few more hours until they close. Although the Department of Elections predicted...

Mayor Ed Lee’s committee gives $10,000 that it doesn’t have to the 8 Washington project UPDATED

November 1, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee presents himself as a model of fiscal responsibility, but the Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco Committee that he...

Shit happened (Oct. 23-29)

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Developer-funded 8 Washington campaign spends $1.8 million pushing Props. B&C

October 25, 2013
The developer of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project and his allies have spent more $1.8 million this year pushing Propositions B and...

Tenant groups propose sweeping package to ease the “eviction epidemic”

October 24, 2013
Tenant advocates today proposed a sweeping set of legislative proposals to address what they’re calling the “eviction epidemic” that has hit San Francisco, seeking...


October 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY 23An Evening with the Authors of DOLLAROCRACY First Congressional Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berk. 7:30-9:30pm, $15. John Nichols and Robert McChesney will discuss...

Guardian forum examines who San Francisco is building housing for

October 22, 2013
Our original intention for “Housing for Whom?” — a Bay Guardian community forum tomorrrow night (Wed/23) at the LGBT Center — was to look...

Campaign cash still flows during lackluster election cycle

October 17, 2013
We may be headed for the most widely ignored election in many years on Nov. 5 — with very low turnout expected to decide...