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LIVE June election coverage UPDATED

Follow the San Francisco Bay Guardian tonight as we cover the 2014 Primary Election live! A war on the waterfront is brewing, with Proposition...

Yee had a reputation for political corruption even before the federal indictment

Long before Sen. Leland Yee’s surprise arrest and arraignment on federal corruption charges today, Yee already had a reputation for, at best, political pandering...

‘The Bachelor’ (episode 4, what better time to start?) recap: APOLOGY PLZ

January 29, 2014
Forgive the late (mid-season) arrival, some copy got lost in translation. And if you buy that, Juan Pablo's public image has a shot.So last...

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

When is a public opinion poll a valid representation of how people feel? That turns out to be a tricky and ever-evolving question, particularly...

“Poll” showing 73 percent approval for Mayor Lee was flawed

January 10, 2014
There was a poll conducted in late November by the University of San Francisco, the results of which were released in conjunction with...

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CAREERS AND ED: Oakland's Robotics for Fun helps you make cute things come alive

New FCC boss coming to Oakland

January 7, 2014
On Thu/9, Voices for Internet Freedom, Free Press and the Center for Media Justice are hosting Tom Wheeler, the recently installed Federal Communications Commission...

Year of Evictions

As tech heated up the market in 2013, affordable housing became the dominant political issue

Hairy dilemma

Dogs in restaurants are more common than ever, despite being illegal for mere pets, a trend that service dog owners don't like

Gap in the hot seat over horrifying animal rights video

December 23, 2013
An investigation conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has revealed flat-out cruelty in the practice of harvesting angora fur. Now...

National Park Service asks Presidio Trust to hit the breaks on museum proposals

December 17, 2013
The battle over the cultural fate of the otherwise outdoors-oriented Presidio could hit the pause button once again after a high-level letter sent to...

Proposal seeks to improve prospects for the formerly incarcerated

December 12, 2013
Questions concerning an individual's criminal history have been banned from city agency employment applications in San Francisco since 2006. Now Sup. Jane Kim has...

Laboring for better health care

Gardening, plumbing, construction, janitorial work and washing dishes: the jobs day laborers perform for San Franciscans are done with their bodies. Their physical fitness...

Holiday shopping, anti-gentrification style

December 6, 2013
Anti-gentrification isn't just a hot-button issue in San Francisco. It's core-of-the-sun hot.And that's why Prensa POBRE/POOR Magazine, a magazine dedicated to giving ...

City and teachers seek injunction against City College closure

November 26, 2013
The plan to save City College of San Francisco took a proactive turn yesterday (Mon/25) as two separate-but-similar preliminary injunctions were being sought against the...

SF General will lose much of its federal subsidy under Obamacare

November 19, 2013
As President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is phased in over the next couple years, San Francisco General Hospital will lose at least...

Undocumented and unafraid

A new wave of young and diverse Immigrant protesters risk serious consequences to call for change. 

Red herring or not, park closure vote delayed while supes seek police input

There is only one police chief in this town, and no law regarding the usage of public parks shall pass without him. Or so...

Activists score big victory as Jack Spade gives up on the Mission

Score one for people power. Anti-gentrification activists in the Mission scored a major victory last night in their months-long battle to keep Jack Spade,...

Activists try again to stop Jack Spade

October 9, 2013
The fight to keep suspected formula retailer Jack Spade out of the Mission resumes this evening (Wed/9) when The Stop Jack Spade Coalition lays out...

Cyclists testify to SFPD bias as supervisors call for reforms

October 8, 2013
The cyclists of San Francisco were angry. Sup. Jane Kim was skeptical. Sup. Scott Wiener was unconvinced. Sup. Eric Mar said bikers were "pissed."...

Supervisors examine anti-cyclist bias at SFPD

The Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee held a high-profile and well-attended hearing Oct. 3 to examine how the San Francisco Police...

555 Fulton project moves forward with exemption to formula retail ban

October 4, 2013
The San Francisco Planning Commission yesterday approved a plan to build a mixed-use five-story building on the hotly debated 555 Fulton St. property. The...

Chain store ban and affordable groceries at issue in 555 Fulton debate UPDATED

UPDATED San Francisco's resistance to formula retail stores will be put to the test tomorrow (Thu/3), when the San Francisco Planning Commission will vote...