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Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

SF-style cycletracks may spread throughout California under approved legislation

August 29, 2014
San Francisco-style cycletracks — bike lanes physically separated from automobile traffic — could proliferate in cities throughout California under a bill approved today ...

Burning Man shark jump creates media pile-on

August 25, 2014
We seem to have tapped into the meme of the moment with last week’s cover story, “Burning Man jumps the shark,” which took issue...

Treasure Island challenge appealed to California Supreme Court

August 21, 2014
Critics of current plans to build 8,000 new homes and acres of commercial and office space on Treasure Island — despite the challenge of...

Who will run Gleneagles Golf Course? If it’s not the city, who cares?

August 21, 2014
As we watch today’s Recreation and Park Commission meeting on extending political insider Tom Hsieh’s no-bid contract to run the once-public Gleneagles Golf Course...

Burning Man jumps the shark

How a high-minded countercultural experiment ended up on everyone's bucket list

Shahum leaving SF Bike Coalition to study Vision Zero

August 12, 2014
San Francisco cyclists are losing a key advocate — but this and other US cities may next year gain a knowledgable new leader for...

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

Flaming Lotus Girls bring SOMA to Pier 14

Following in the tradition of Burning Man artworks returning to San Francisco for temporary public installations, my beloved Flaming Lotus Girls have installed their...

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor’s Office

People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot measures will cost the city, but many...

Tenants target Airbnb rentals before hearings on regulatory legislation

As the San Francisco Planning Commission prepares for an Aug. 7 hearing on Sup. David Chiu’s widely watched legislation to legalize and regulate short-term...

Anti-war protesters rally against Gaza invasion and rising Palestinian death toll

As the West Bank erupted today in a “day of rage” against Israel’s ongoing invasion of Gaza and its lopsided death toll during 18...

SF voters to weigh in on Beach Chalet turf war

A city project that would install artificial turf and stadium lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields at the west end of Golden Gate...

Will San Francisco voters give Muni more money to serve a growing population?

Beating up on Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a perennial pastime for many San Franciscans, who will be given the...

King of the commons

Departing director of Sunday Streets made community organizing the key to opening up public space

Alternative Ink discusses the flurry of SF ballot measures moving through City Hall

Digging deep during the height of summertime fun and frivolity, we Guardianistas showed up in force last night for another lively and informative edition...

Betty Yee cleared for November runoff after Perez halts Controller’s race recount

California Controller candidate Betty Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, will officially square off against Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, in the November runoff...

San Franciscans could make death penalty ruling stick

In the wake of yesterday’s judicial ruling that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional — with federal District Judge Cormac Carney calling it...

SF bankers now exporting tenant-displacing TIC loans

Fractional mortgage loans used to convert apartments into owner-occupied tenancies-in-common have fed the eviction and displacement crisis in San Francisco, where the median home...

Motorists fight back

Ballot measure seeks to prioritize cars and undermine SF's "transit-first" policy

Angry building owners threaten lawsuit over anti-speculation tax

Opponents of the anti-speculator tax that will appear on the November ballot blasted the proposal in a City Hall hearing yesterday — pledging...

Treasure Island development plans moving forward after lawsuit rejected

Construction on the first 1,000 of up to 8,000 new homes planned for Treasure Island could begin as soon as next year after the...

Motorists fight back in “transit-first” San Francisco

Believing that they’re somehow discriminated against on the streets of San Francisco, a new political coalition of motorists, conservatives, and neighborhood NIMBYs yesterday ...

Taxing speculators

Rival housing measures debated in City Hall, previewing high-stakes battles at the ballot