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David Chiu’s flextime

June 12, 2013
I'm not surprised that the folks at the Chamber of Commerce are all agitated about Sup. David Chiu's proposal to expand family-friendly scheduling at...

The Mission ‘douchebags’

June 12, 2013
Okay, you have to read this. When a 1990s tech-startup guy who admits he was part of the last generation of gentrification is now...

8 Washington and the Warriors

June 11, 2013
I won't be a bit surprised if the Warriors start putting money behind Simon Snellgrove's efforts to win ballot approval for his 8 Washington...

The myth of a pro-tenant city

June 10, 2013
There are always bad tenants. Always will be. Human interactions are imperfect, and renting out a room in your flat or a flat under...

A map of SF’s wealth — and poverty

June 10, 2013
There's a cool interactive map that gives you a visual picture of wealth and poverty in San Francisco. Check it out here. Just type...

Democratic Party chair signs on with Realtors

June 10, 2013
Gee, which is worse: Having the chair of the local Democratic Party working for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which blows up neighborhoods, or...

Dianne Feinstein fails

June 7, 2013
You have to have your head deeper in the sand than the worst Republicans not to have noticed that the federal government has been...

The Chron’s token conservative on tech hegemony

June 6, 2013
It's always fun when things are so screwy in town that the leading conservative writer at the Chron starts to agree (even just a...

Ron Lanza memorial set for June 15

June 6, 2013
A memorial for Ron Lanza, the queer impresario who founded Valencia Rose Cafe and Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, has been set for Saturday,...

Security guard strike is “imminent”

June 5, 2013
At least a hundred SEIU members in purple jackets marched down Bush St. this afternoon (June 5), in preparation for a possible strike. Security...

The adulation of the technoriche

June 5, 2013
It’s hardly news at this point that billionaire tech mogul Sean Parker tore up a public campground to build the sets for his $10...

Go, New Zealand

June 5, 2013
Imagine if Larry Ellison lost the America's Cup.Imagine if the third-richest American -- the guy who made the race so expensive that only billionaires...

The Warriors Arena: Art Agnos v. Gary Radnich

June 4, 2013
Here's a fun one: former Mayor Art Agnos debating the Warriors arena with Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger. Radnich has always been my favorite...

Google and Wikileaks: The takedown

June 3, 2013
By now half the Internet has read the New York Times piece Julian Assange wrote on Google. In theory, it's sort of an analysis...

Some wins, some losses in Sacto

June 3, 2013
The state Assembly and Senate passed the usual flurry of bills on May 31, the last day for initial-house approval, with some unusual drama...

Dianne Feinstein and 8 Washington: The letters

May 29, 2013
Here's a fascinating little bit of history that relates to the 8 Washington project.In 1984, the owners of Golden Gateway proposed to build a...

Ed Lee’s “no social service cuts” budget

May 29, 2013
So Mayor Ed Lee is going to spare social services, and apparently at least part of the Department of Public Heath, from any further...

Guardian event on Plan Bay Area

May 29, 2013
There's going to be profound change in San Francisco over the next 25 years. If regional planners have their way, we're talking 280,000 more...

I agree with a three-star General

May 29, 2013
I don't find myself in agreement with military leaders that often, but Lt. General Karl Eikenberry and historian David M. Kennedy have a fascinating...

Planning for displacement: Short takes

Tidbits on planning from around the Bay you need to know

Editor’s notes

Dear newly arrived tech population -- with privilege comes responsibility

Planning for displacement

Regional planners want to put 280,000 more people into San Francisco — and they admit that many current residents will have to leave

Obamacare works — up to a point

May 28, 2013
The good news, as supporters of the president have been happy to point out, is that the insurance figures the state has released for...

Former planning director explains 8 Washington lies

May 28, 2013
Nice oped piece in the Examiner by former City Planning Director Allan Jacobs about the lies behind the campaign to save 8 Washington from...