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Pot, domestic worker bills win approval

May 24, 2013
Two bills that we've been following, one to regulate medical marijuana and the other to give domestic workers some basic rights, won approval from...

Democrats reject 8 Washington

May 23, 2013
The San Francisco Democratic Party has voted to oppose the 8 Washington project and to endorse the ballot measure that would halt it.By a...

PG&E can’t survive solar energy

May 22, 2013
Years ago, in the middle of the boom in nuclear power plants, we used to say, only half in jest, the private utilities would...

Senate goes after tax-cheating Apple

May 21, 2013
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks its an outrage that the world's most valuable company, with vast revenues and huge cash surpluses,...

Young, creative people who work hard

May 21, 2013
I almost don't know what to say, except: Finally, someone admits it.Rebecca Pederson, writing in The Bold Italic, explains why she actually likes the...

Housing for the rootless superrich

May 20, 2013
When San Francisco looks at building ultra-luxury housing -- places like 8 Washington -- and some city officials and "experts" say it's going to...

Can’t a guy even smoke crack in peace any more?

May 17, 2013
Okay: Yes, it's really funny that the mayor of Toronto, who is an odd guy at best, was apparently caught on a cell-phone video...

The Ro Khanna party

May 17, 2013
When Ro Khanna, a young, energetic intellectual property lawyer, ran for Congress against Tom Lantos, he was the candidate of the progressives. I liked...

Why is the SF housing market “positive?”

May 16, 2013
It's been a long, long time since anyone said that traffic is terrific. When there are too many cars on the road, it's considered...

Small Business Awards 2013: Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

An ecological philosophy and innovative tactics earned these community-builders our Small Business Advocate Award

Small Business Awards 2013: Universal Martial Arts

The winners of our Community Service Award teach cops how to serve and protect, safely

Editor’s notes

Is tech abiding by the country's social contract? And why should we care?

Randy Shaw just loves Capitalism

May 14, 2013
Well: We all know that Randy Shaw, director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and editor of BeyondChron, is a loyal, devoted fan of Mayor...

Tech guru says Internet destroying middle class

May 14, 2013
Jaron Lanier isn't a Luddite. He can't be dismissed as a crackpot, whiner critic who is jealous of the success of others. He virtually...

Racism and homophobia east of the Rockies

May 13, 2013
There are assholes everywhere, and there are people in San Francisco who use racist and homophobic slurs. But this interactive map (based on students...

Why rent control works

May 13, 2013
I shouldn't even bother to talk about this, because all it will do is stir up the trolls, but I'm getting sick of all...

The Chron discovers the lack of waterfront planning

May 13, 2013
So the Chronicle's John King (who's generally not a bad architecture critic and really seems to understand city planning) finally discovered something that some...

Supes worry about 8 Wash shit show

May 10, 2013
The Chronicle seems to have entirely missed the latest installation in the 8 Washington shit show, but the Ex has the story, and, even...

A boost for Ammiano’s pot bill

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's bill to create state regulations for pot clubs just got a boost: Although I disagree with the Supreme Court decision allowing...

Those overpaid, underworked public employees

Before you start griping about ovepaid Muni drivers and public employee unions, you might want to take a look at this neat-o map that...

Nice to know our tech friends aren’t paying taxes

Since Mayor Ed Lee has decided that tech companies are the future of San Francisco, it's nice to note that these outfits are often...

How SF politics (and journalism) really works

The internal report on SF Housing Authority management berates ousted director Henry Alvarez as a jerk and a bully, somone who made racist and...

The zero-sum future

We can switch from cars to bikes, now. Or we can leave our kids a climate-change disaster