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Forum begins to bridge the housing-transportation divide

October 10, 2014
Advocates for sustainable transportation and affordable housing in San Francisco — who have been pitted against each other in this election — discussed their...

Remembering Gary Webb, the fallen messenger resurrected on film

October 9, 2014
I always enjoy seeing fellow journalists and their work celebrated in a Hollywood blockbuster such as Kill the Messenger, which opens tomorrow. It’s even...

Why and how we endorsed what we did

October 8, 2014
As I sort through the barrage of positive and negative feedback to the election endorsements that we published today — which included some tough...

SF supervisors vote to legalize and regulate Airbnb’s short-term rentals

October 7, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved controversial legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals to tourists, voting 7-4 on the package...

Opponents seek changes in Airbnb legislation before big hearing

October 6, 2014
The broad and diverse coalition opposing Sup. David Chiu’s legislation to legalize and regulate Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies — which the...

Chiu’s Airbnb legislation, still a controversial mess, moves to full board

September 30, 2014
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reputation for forging decent compromises is being severely tested as his widely criticized legislation to legalize and regulate...

Investigation shows outsider ownership of SF’s luxury condos

September 29, 2014
Former Bay Guardian editor and publisher Tim Redmond has a great new investigation on his 48Hills site showing how many new luxury condos in...

Ammiano “angry” as Brown vetoes prosecutor misconduct bill

September 29, 2014
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano strongly criticized Gov. Jerry Brown today for yesterday vetoing his Assembly 885, which would have provided modest sanctions for prosecutors...

Moderate politicians push “affordable housing” definition up to higher income brackets

September 26, 2014
San Francisco, its General Plan Housing Element, and various city codes have always had a very specific definition of what they mean by “affordable...

Anti-war groups take to the streets of SF to protest US bombing campaign UPDATED

September 24, 2014
With the US military now bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, and the Islamic State that we’re targeting threatening to retaliate against US...

Pedaling and feasting

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 From whole cracked crabs to lamb burritos: eating my way through coastal California bike tours

SEIU Local 1021 backs motorist measure and a Republican. WTF?!?!

September 23, 2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 — which has long played an important role in San Francisco’s progressive movement, providing the money...

Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really.

September 17, 2014
In the wake of this week’s contentious hearing on legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised...

Polly’s sexual (r)evolution

SEX ISSUE The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir

Still not sharing

Airbnb slammed at city hearing for not paying taxing or cooperating with proposed regulations

Grassroots campaigns work to counter the influence of big donors

September 16, 2014
Big money is pouring into a few campaign committees for the fall election, with Big Soda targeting the soda tax, Realtors gunning for the...

It’s sexy time on this week’s Alternative Ink

September 15, 2014
We talked sex and summertime during last night’s installment of Alternative Ink, the Bay Guardian’s biweekly radio show on BFF.fm, along with money in...

Silicon-centric proposal to split California fails to make ballot

September 12, 2014
While we at the Bay Guardian have long been intrigued by the possibilities of splitting California up into several states — the Bay Area...

Mayor Lee: Welcome Fleet Week, prepare for disaster UPDATED

September 9, 2014
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s daily announcement of public events today included a strange pairing for tomorrow : the Blue Angels will return to...

Realtors give $600,000 to defeat anti-speculation tax

September 9, 2014
Two Realtor groups have dumped nearly $600,000 into the campaign against Prop. G, the tax on flipping properties to discourage real estate speculation and...

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...

How Big Oil is using front groups to attack global warming regulations

September 4, 2014
With California’s landmark measure addressing climate change, Assembly Bill 32, scheduled to begin covering automobile fleets and other transportation sources at the end of...

Norquist, tech titans, and whether Burning Man is positively affecting society

September 3, 2014
Is Burning Man really making Bay Area technology titans, right-wing ideologues, and other uber-capitalists more community-minded? Do they really come back from the desert...

He hates these cans! How helping Muni becomes hating nonprofits

September 2, 2014
While I’m reluctant to give this self-serving poverty pimp any more attention or web traffic, it’s hard to ignore the latest misleading hit piece...