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New historical hipster photos showcase big-wheeled bikes from San Francisco to Oakland circa 1880

Hipsters and bikes are as close as Instagram posts of five dollar cups of organic, free trade, Japanese drip coffee. Historical photos recently posted...

SEIU-backed initiatives seek to cap healthcare costs and executive pay

Health care costs are skyrocketing across the country, but two proposed ballot initiatives in California are aiming to rein in health care spending, which...

Immigration reform protest snarls downtown SF, 23 arrested

Today at 11am, the SF Bay Coalition for Immigrant Justice held a protest and rally to urge President Obama to halt all deportations...

Youth immigration activists cross the border to protest deportations

Last November, the Guardian profiled Alex Aldana, a queer immigration activist who was born in Mexico but came to Pomona, California with his mother...

They deported my mom

A personal tale of how immigration laws divide families

California High-Speed Rail backers optimistic despite challenges

The California High Speed rail project has been facing resistance that threatens to derail the project. Not only has public support for the $68...

SF votes to ban plastic water bottles on city property

San Francisco continues to lead the way in the nation’s environmental policy, with the Board of Supervisors today voting unanimously to bar the...