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D5 shakeups flip the dynamics of that wild race

Wild and unsettling political dynamics have rocked the District 5 supervisorial race, with three major candidates having prominent endorsements withdrawn, the most significant...

Win tickets to see First Aid Kit tonight, Wed/17, at the Fillmore!

First Aid Kit are a Swedish duo comprised of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songwriting take influence from...

Live Shots: Treasure Island Music Festival 2012

Music nerds talk lineups the way sports fans manage fantasy teams, particularly with festivals, where suddenly strategy becomes a part of catching a show....

Gascón’s challenge to Mirkarimi belies his own official shortcomings

The backlash against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's reinstatement by those who oppose him has often been biting and bitter – an indicator that coming together...

Cynic cave of actualized dreams

Underground musician-comedian George Chen, Club Chuckles, stand-up and burritos, Treasure Island Music Fest, Sic Alps, more music

The Mirkarimi vote: Will there be some profiles of courage?

(See the postscript for the Chronicle's shameful crucifixion coverage of Mirkarimi and a timely, newsworthy oped it refused to run by Mirkarimi's former girl...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

With the xx – at Treasure Island Music Festival – and Nouvelle Vague both in town this week, there's a whole lot of sexy,...

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco propositions

Yes (sigh) on Prop B. And vote hell yes to deny corporations personhood -- that'd be Prop G

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco races

Rizzo and Selby for D5 supervisor. Our top choice in D1 is Eric Mar

Endorsements 2012: State and national races

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. Go Barack, and vote No on 35 for sexworker justice

Supervisors advised against Mirkarimi recusals, essentially removing their gags

It's looking increasingly unlikely that any members of the Board of Supervisors will be recused from next week's big vote on whether to sustain...

Critical Mass at 20

The movement changed the rules in cities all over the world — and almost, almost, took the Bay Bridge

The historic PG&E/clean energy vote today

And so, after a Guardian campaign that started in 1969 to kick PG&E out of City Hall and bring the city’s own Hetch Hetchy...

Why Question Time is boring

So Sup. Jane Kim isn't sure Question Time is useful. And the press and some other board members think that, to quote Sup. John...

Full circle

After months of discussion and faulty charges, the case against Ross Mirkarimi comes down to the initial act — and how broadly to define 'official misconduct'

Newsom votes for — and pushes — housing for the rich

I can't say if the campaign contributions had anything to do with it (in fact, nobody seems to know when campaign contributions become bribery)...

Newsom will vote on campaign donors’ projects

On the front page of the Chronicle Aug. 12, California Watch reported that Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been promoting the interests of campaign...

Perspective and proportion

As the Ethics Commission finishes taking testimony in Mirkarimi inquiry, the evidence on most charges seems increasingly thin

Guardian Voices: There’s something happening here

There are distinct signs of the rebirth of a grassroots  balanced-growth  movement in San Francisco, and some small indication that it’s even beginning to...

Under oath

steve@sfbg.comMayor Ed Lee and suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi each took some lumps on June 29 as they were cross-examined by opposing attorneys in front...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

There must be something about living in California that makes people want to pick up an instrument and strum, pluck, or smash. Be it...

Glass on Glass: an extended interview with the composer

Few living composers can claim more influence over the landscape of modern classical music than Philip Glass. A glance at his expansive discography —...

Philip Glass and Joanna Newsom’s one-off concert to save the Henry Miller Memorial Library

He's worked with the likes of Ravi Shankar, Leonard Cohen, Woody Allen, and Allen Ginsberg. Next week, one of the most influential living composers,...

Music Listings

Music listings are compiled by Emily Savage. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website...