Dear United States: #Jessicastux discrimination shows SF inequality

Dear United States,Yes,  you've found San Francisco out. You've got us. Our city is not the bastion of equality we claim it to be. It's...

Carmageddon cometh

San Francisco needs to radically rethink its transportation system to avoid gridlock

Tech in Transit

Will the gadget-obsessed disruptions of the future abandon the congested streets of San Francisco?

Waiting for transit

People with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to catch a train, bus, or taxi in the Bay Area

Happy May Day, San Francisco

Happy May Day, comrades, and what a fine May day it is even if the urgent mayday spirit on this International Workers Day doesn’t...

Guardian Intelligence: April 30 – May 6, 2014

ONE FOR THE BOOKSPolish your reading glasses: Sat/3 marks this first ever California Bookstore Day, a party featuring readings, author and artist appearances, and...

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

SFBG Wrap, April 16-23

BART fine for workers' deaths, supervisors outfox landlords, police tapes illuminate Nieto shooting, and the sorry state of public housing

Hold BART accountable for deaths

EDITORIALBay Area Rapid Transit made a deadly miscalculation last year — one that built on years of reckless decisions to value efficiency over safety...

BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two workers

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Bay Area Rapid Transit $210,000 for three "willful/serious" safety violations connected to the death of...

On the real

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Pulling into Sutter Station for a strong pour of no-bullshit

Alerts: April 2 – 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY 2 Anti-eviction march 24th and Mission BART Station, SF. 11:30am, free. Eviction Free San Francisco will lead "a spirited lunchtime march and picket"...

Port of Oakland rejects deceptive contract bid by Black Muslim security firm

Editor’s Note: This report, which appears in today’s Oakland Tribune, is part of the continuing efforts of the Chauncey Bailey Project, a joint investigation...

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19Sister Spit at the Elbo Room From slam poetry exploring race and class to literary prose weaving together stories of immigration, blackness, and...

Cleaning up poor people

Secretive agenda behind Clean Up The Plaza threatens one of San Francisco's last low-income neighborhoods

Clean Up The Plaza run by political consultant with ties to developers

Neighborhood and progressive political activists have long been suspicious of the shadowy Clean Up The Plaza campaign and its possible connections to a massive...

Music Listings: March 19-25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Yellow Ostrich, Pattern Is Movement, Paint the Trees White, 9pm, $12-$14.Brick & Mortar Music...

Watchdogs in action

A look at the winners of this year's Freedom of Information Awards

Barroom backchannel

Can tech workers and progressive activists cooperate in the fight against displacement? Maybe, but don't tell their bosses.

Alerts: February 26 – March 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26Hoodies Up! A Day of Remembrance for Trayvon Martin Fruitvale BART Plaza, Oakl. 4pm, free. On the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's...


Google buses, library targets the homeless, and Kelly takes on Cohen in D10

Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

Controversial housing proposal at 16th and Mission follows calls to “Clean up the Plaza”

El Tecolote had a great cover story last week about the coalition that has formed to oppose a large housing development proposed for the...

Goldies 2014 Comedy: Sean Keane

Skewering the absurdities that inconvenience our daily lives