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Housing supply and demand theory on trial at City Hall

The November ballot is shaping into a housing supply theory showdown, and yesterday’s Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing was the first round.The...

More funding promised to Central American child refugees, Lee warns of new influx

Thousands of Central American children fleeing drug wars and poverty are overwhelming the San Francisco nonprofits who care for them, but new information from...

The age of the brogrammer

Solving tech's diversity problem may be a key to saving San Francisco

Nonprofit workers shout down Board of Supervisors meeting, 11 detained

Nearly 100 nonprofit workers and their allies, hungry for a raise, marched through the corridors of City Hall today and shouted down the Board...

Fighting right

In the ring with Robby Squyres, Jr., SF's Muay Thai hope

Recycle-pocalypse

As recycling centers close en masse throughout the city, small businesses may owe millions in fees

It’s a trap

City College's accreditors offer the school a way out, but their past actions raise doubts whether they can be trusted

Painting with more colors

Study finds city arts funding disproportionately goes to arts created by and attended by white people

Net neutrality advocates arrested at Google HQ, call for national day of action

Last night , a small group of protesters fighting for free speech on the Internet were arrested at Google's Mountain View campus. The group...

Pride and prejudice

How the attack on teacher tenure echoes through the movement for LGBT rights

SF school board to consider minimum wage proposal tonight amid union battles UPDATED

Update : The minimum wage proposal won, and is now part of SFUSD's approved budget. "There will be a larger conversation in August when...

Sufi community to protest designer of outrageously horrible 80s pants

As if designer Roberto Cavalli hadn't committed enough fashion atrocities, now he's pissed off an entire religious community.Tomorrow a gathering of Sufi students will...

As Ellis Act reform bill faced death, where was Ron Conway?

One week and one day -- that's how long Sen. Mark Leno has to push his Ellis Act reform bill through two committees in...

Free Sunday meters challenge rejected, SFMTA board’s independence questioned

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to reject an environmental appeal of the decision to repeal paying for parking meters on Sundays, which...

Board of Supervisors considers environmental appeal of paid Sunday meters

The Board of Supervisors is now hearing an environmental appeal of the SFMTA's proposed budget, specifically over the decision to make Sunday parking meters...

Disrupting the classroom

Tech companies teach city kids programming skills

Daily Show skewers Glassholes and Sarah Slocum

The last time the Daily Show with Jon Stewart skewered San Francisco in relation to Google, Stewart asked "why are they protesting those buses...

Who’s crashing E3’s macho-gamer party? Feminists

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is like Valhalla for male video game nerds, and though many gamer blogs are covering the newest thumb-twiddling doodads,...

Kevin Epps’ new film targets outsize black and latino student suspensions

A second grader recounts his school calling in the police to stop his tantrum. A young girl repeatedly suspended by her school lowers her...

City College’s accreditors bow to pressure, amend rules to save CCSF

Keep City College of San Francisco open, or else.That's the message local and federal officials have drilled into City College's accreditors in recent weeks....

Streetcar standoff

Muni sickout echoes earlier labor clashes and economic inequities

SFMTA launches “Google Bus” pilot program map, promises increased enforcement

The Google Bus plan is now rolling forward. Last night the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released a map of shuttle stops to...

Venture capitalist cat-fight as Ron Conway angrily defends Mayor Ed Lee

Wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist Ron Conway shouted down a fellow VC at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing summit, after VC Chamath Palihapitiya dared criticize Ron's biggest...

New appointments to Sunshine Ordinance Task Force may help government watchdogs grow teeth

In a win for government transparency, a slew of strong new appointments for a city government watchdog group cleared their first round of approvals...