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Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor

We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside...

Garbage game

Is Recology fudging the figures on how much SF waste is being diverted from the landfill, with the complicity of city officials?

Jury finds Recology cheated in waste diversion bonus program

A jury has determined that Recology, San Francisco’s garbage collection contractor, was not honest with the city when it collected a bonus payment of...

Invisible no more

Threatened with deportation and paid illegally low wages, East Bay recycling workers did the unthinkable: They fought back.

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

WEDNESDAY 19 Delivery (SFIndieFest) Remember 1999, before reality TV exploded all over our pop culture consciousness? Before you found yourself wondering "Why do I...

Mar calls for hearing on recycling center evictions

An eviction crisis of a different sort has hit San Francisco, as one by one, recycling centers are closing across the city. Supervisor Eric...

Ultimate zero

San Francisco promises that by 2020, no garbage will end up in a landfill. But is that really possible?

WTF, Chuck: Repeal the bottle bill?

Now, I thought we were all going to have to pay money to read the wisdom of C.W. Nevius, but here it is, for...

The garbage rate hike

Yes, your garbage rates are going up. As much as 23 percent, maybe. That’s what Recology, the local trash monopoly, announced March 15. The...

On the Cheap Listings

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

Eviction of activist/gardener squatters follows HANC’s eviction

About 20 activist gardeners were thrown out of the old Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC) Recycling Center space today, when Sheriff's Department deputies and...

No surprise: Your garbage rates are going up 23 percent

As expected, Recology sent in its application for a rate increase Dec. 11, and most residential customers will see a hike of 23.5 percent,...

Shit happened

A short take on Recology's black bin blues -- plus, a group mounting a crusade against pro sports homophobia

Get ready for a garbage rate hike

Recology, the San Francisco garbage monopoly, usually comes to the city to ask for a rate increase once every five years or so. It's...

Profiling those who rely on HANC, which the city is evicting (VIDEO)

The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's (HANC) Recycling Center has fought for the past decade to stay in its tiny corner of Golden Gate Park,...

David Lee and his landlord backers raise the stakes in District 1

Realtors and commercial landlords have transformed the supervisorial race in District 1 into an important battle over rent control and tenants' rights, despite their...

Fiona Ma’s vampire garbage bill

State Assembly Member Fiona Ma, who wants to keep 15-year-olds in prison for life, has been trying for a while now to help the...

It’s the money, stupid

If you want to know what American politics looks like in a post-Citizens United world, check out the June 5 elections.It's not that this...

Early SF results: No on A, Yes on B

The first results just got posted, and it's a fairly large number of votes. More than 60,000 people voted by mail, and there's enough...

Turnout light in SF; eyes on Wisconsin

My usual limited polling sample -- my precinct in Bernal Heights -- suggests what everyone pretty much knew: Turnout in San Francisco will be...

Vote yes on Prop A for competitive bidding for garbage and against Recology monopoly

As a reporter for the old Redwood City Tribune in 1965 or so, I got a call one day from the late  Luman Drake,...

Election turnout expected to be less than 40 percent

If they held an election and nobody noticed, would it still count? Because that's what this Tuesday's presidential primary election is starting to feel...

Stop the presses: Sup. Elsbernd blasts B3 for Impertinent Questions on sunshine

Elsbern answers Impertinent Questions from B3 and  James Chaffee (Scroll down)         First off,  to your reference about still looking for me at QueSyrah, or...

Recology’s slate cards

Wow. Every single slate card I've seen so far for this election has been paid for at least in part by Recology, which is...