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The meaning of Manning

What to take from SF Pride's bumblings and shut-outs? Maybe we're not so equal, after all

The Ro Khanna party

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

More SF restaurants settle with the city over fraudulent employee health surcharges

City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced another batch of settlements with restaurants that have been fraudulently using surcharges on customers’ bills to cover their...

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...

Guest opinion: LGBT supporters of Bradley Manning

Editor's note: At least 24 LGBT community leaders and activists have signed on to the following statement in support of Bradley Manning as a...

Newsom calls for marijuana legalization

For all his flaws, Gavin Newsom has never shied away from taking a stand or showing leadership on emerging issues, particularly when the politicians...

“Ten more Ron Conways” would destroy San Francisco

As I reported in this week's cover story, San Francisco has lost its balance under Mayor Ed Lee, with economic development pushing sustainability –...

Mayor Lee’s mysterious breakfast companions [UPDATED]

See an update to this story below. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been having breakfast with CEOs to seek millions in funding for...

The “mystery” of the homeless families

The Chron's having a hard time figuring out why there are so many more homeless families looking for help."It's been difficult to pin down...

On KPFA, Gavin Newsom ducks the tough ones

Gavin Newsom sat down for an hour with Brian Edwards-Tiekert of KPFA's Up Front, and the show is remarkable. Brian was a little less...

Tough questions asked on America’s Cup fundraising shortfall

At a March 13 subcommittee hearing called by Sup. John Avalos, representatives from the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the America's...

From the Rocketship to Bay Lights, “temporary” is the key that unlocked public art in SF

In the wake of The Bay Lights coming on to rave reviews and mesmerized gazes last week, next weekend the Raygun Gothic Rocketship will...

Compromised position

Mayor Lee's waffling on big issues is hurting the city's ability to cut the best deals for the public

Just ignore the Chamber of Commerce

The Chronicle made a big deal of the fact that the Chamber of Commerce has a "21-point advocacy agenda" that "could weaken" the city's...

Family of teen shot in Alice Griffith still waiting for Housing Authority help

Aireez Taylor, a 15-year-old Mission High School student and a resident of the Alice Griffith public housing project in Bayview, was shot seven times...

Plan C, and the C stands for Condo conversions

No politically savvy San Franciscan has ever really bought the rhetoric espoused by the so-called “moderate” political action group Plan C that it's all...

Trail to historic gay Boy Scouts vote started in the Bay Area

This Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Executive Board will consider removing the controversial ban on gay members and allow each individual troop...

The machine

Sup. Scott Wiener is relentless, driven, prolific — and changing San Francisco in sometimes alarming ways

Gavin Newsom, author

Oh My Freakin God, the Gavster has a book and it's called "Citizenville." And it's all about how government isn't  a vending machine and...

The Chron’s bizarre attack on Milk Airport

It must have been hard for John Diaz, the Chron's editorial page editor, to just come out and oppose the idea of renaming San...

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

Spies on the corner

San Franciscans are in the dark about the city's plans for surveillance streetlights

Jerrry Brown and UC

So the guv is going to start showing up at UC and CSU board meetings, where he will be able to sit next to...

On the Cheap Listings

On the Cheap listings by Caitlin Donohue. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the...