Home Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

DropBox employees drop money for Mission soccer field, kick out neighborhood kids

Mission neighborhood tension has never been higher. The tech fueled boom has predominantly white and Asian newcomers butting heads with Latino neighbors who are...

ACCJC dismissal rebuffed, City College goes to trial for its life in 18 days

The courtroom saga between City College of San Francisco and its accreditors reached a new milestone yesterday, as Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow rejected...

Strange bedfellows: Moderate Mark Farrell endorses progressive David Campos for Assembly

Political moderate Supervisor Mark Farrell announced his endorsement of Supervisor David Campos for Assembly today. It's a real shocker, here's why. A bastion of Marina district...

Big soda explodes on SF, gives $7.7 million to fight beverage tax

If the soda tax proponents brought a supersoaker to the November ballot showdown, the soda industry brought a tsunami. New campaign finance reports filed...

Drag queens win, Facebook says “real name” changes coming

Put on your six-inch pumps and throw some glitter, the drag queens have won. After the newest round of negotiations with Facebook today, the social-media...

Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

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...

New protections for abortion seekers proposed, but may face rival efforts

After a years-long saga of trying to regulate the loudest and rudest protesters outside clinics that offer abortions, a new law may finally protect...

Go west

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 Chomping through the varied eats of the Western neighborhoods.

Golden Gate unions to strike this week, stall commutes

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor coalition announced it will strike this week, impacting commutes via bridge or ferries, and perhaps both.Thirteen unions in the...

Ellis Act evictor immortalized on a condom at Folsom Street Fair

Now you can don rubbers against evictions.Activists engaged in eviction "protection" of a different sort this Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair, as they...

Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century

A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of...

Sex in the Matrix

Virtual reality porn is coming soon, whether we're ready or not for its many implications

Deadly gamble

Local media stoked BART's dangerous union-bashing strategy, new report finds

Supervisor Mar calls for more bike access on Muni

With racks that can hold only two bikes on the front of most Muni buses, and no bike access on Muni's light rail fleet,...

Golden Gate Bridge strikes won’t effect commuters…yet

Golden Gate Bridge iron workers are on strike today , protesting retiree healthcare issues their union says were not addressed in 2012. Commuters will not...

Bombshell BART report slams hiring of union-busting negotiator Tom Hock

Independent investigators analyzing BART's recent turmultuous, rollercoaster-ride labor negotiations issued their report yesterday, concluding that last year's pair of damaging strikes could and should...

Deal reached in Transbay Tower tax district showdown

The deal almost sounds too good to be true. After threats of lawsuits, frantic backdoor dealmaking and a very harried week for the Board of...

Tale of two Internets

Officials work to close the digital divide, an inequitable reality even in high-tech SF

Ranks of opposition to 16th and Mission development grow as Plaza 16 pushes forward

In the sea of nonprofit leaders, career organizers, and rabblerousers, one old man put the Mission's struggle into context, last night . It was a...

BART launches internal affairs investigation into tackling arrest of black man

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department has launched an internal affairs investigation after an officer tackled and subsequently arrested a suspect, the Bay...

Pixilated joy

FALL ARTS 2014 Chickens, cats, sharks, and sweet dance moves: fall's offbeat video games

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?

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...