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Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
MASONIC MOONWALKBeck brought his endlessly funky band to the new Masonic Sept. 19 for opening night, where they ran through melancholy new tunes from...

Defend the deal

EDITORIAL Creating a functional and equitable San Francisco for tomorrow requires political will and foresight today. Do our current political leaders have the requisite...

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

SF queer arts community mourns Arturo Galster, “drag queen’s drag queen”

August 27, 2014
To call seminal SF perfomer and alpha theater aficionado Arturo Galster merely a "drag queen" is to do his range -- from the legendary...

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

Mayoral meltdown

Mayor Ed Lee pushes back against ballot measures for affordable housing, transportation funding

Exposing PG&E’s other “cozy relationship,” with Mayor Ed Lee

News outlets from Sacramento to Los Angeles are crowing about Pacific Gas & Electric Company's alleged "cozy relationship" with the utlity that oversees it,...

Guardian Intelligence: July 23 – 29, 2014

J-POP ROCKEDThe annual J-Pop Summit in Japantown drew a lively crowd of anime and other Japanese pop culture treasures to Japantown last weekend (including...

Why I drive a taxi

 By Beth Powder OPINION I left a 17-year career in film to become a taxi driver. I just wanted to be here full time,...

Garbage game

Is Recology fudging the figures on how much SF waste is being diverted from the landfill, with the complicity of city officials?

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco...

New minimum wage proposal less ambitious, has broader support

June 10, 2014
San Francisco bears the unfortunate distinction of having the fastest-growing income inequality nationwide. At the same time, the city may retain its more progressive...

“E” is for “evidence”

Mayor Ed Lee drafts a policy allowing him to delete emails deemed "routine."

The anti-sunshine gang intensifies its attacks on the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force in City Hall

May 29, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann   (with special sunshine vendetta chronology by Richard Knee)  The Guardian story in the current issue demonstrates in 96 point...

The strange, unique power of San Francisco mayors

Mayor Ed Lee wields a strange and unique power in San Francisco politics, passed down from Mayor Gavin Newsom, and held by Mayor Willie...

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Illegal anti-Campos flyers the subject of an ethics complaint

Several San Francisco neighborhoods over the last week have been targeted with illegal campaign flyers against Assembly candidate David Campos -- breaking...

SF’s culture of corruption

In many ways, San Francisco hasn't changed. It's still the old Barbary Coast, ruled by capitalist thugs and corrupt politicians, only with glossy modern spin

Clean Up The Plaza run by political consultant with ties to developers

Neighborhood and progressive political activists have long been suspicious of the shadowy Clean Up The Plaza campaign and its possible connections to a massive...

New arts high school would cost $240 million

Art advocates have tried to move the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts high school to its new home on Van Ness street since...

SFUSD sticker shock: new art school to cost $240 million

Art advocates have tried to move the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts high school to its new home on Van Ness street since...