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No progress in condo conversion standoff, despite the Chron’s spin

Perhaps it was just an unfunny April Fool's Day joke or some wishful political spin, but the San Francisco Chronicle's April 1 article about...

“It just gets different”: Ali Liebegott on her third book ‘Cha-Ching!’

When you've spent long, smelly months in a bus traveling the world sharing words with pockets of alternative community, the issue of place takes...

Condo conversion compromise in the works despite Realtors’ resistance

Negotiations between tenant advocates and real estate interests (including the political advocacy group Plan C) over the controversial condo lottery bypass legislation haven't...

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...

The happiest city — for some

Not to go all gloomy on a day when it's finally not cold and the sun is out and San Francisco was just named...

Out of place

Evictions are driving long-time renters out of their homes -- and out of SF. Here are the stories of several people being evicted

The machine

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

Housing stability for all

Think of the TIC owners, says Supervisor Wiener

Condo conversion legislation on hold for now

Following a contentious five-hour hearing, a committee of the Board of Supervisors postponed voting on a controversial housing proposal, and agreed to revisit the...

Ed Lee’s State of the City: What evictions? What displacement?

Mayor Ed Lee punctuated his State of the City speech with a nice little quip: "Every San Franciscan deserves a clean, safe place to...


THURSDAY 24Forum: What's Next for Progressives Unitarian-Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin, SF. tinyurl.com/pdasf-prog. 7-9pm, free. "Why wait years to challenge the rightward momentum coming from...

TIC legislation is a rent control issue

We're in the most expensive city in the country, and we can't afford another 2,000 condo conversions

The rent is too damn high

You look at numbers like this and you go: Whoa. The rent really, really is too damn high. Median rent in San Francisco is...

Was it a great year?

At noon Dec. 19, a group of about 50 housing activists led by the Housing Rights Committee gathered at 18th and Castro, next to...

The Muni vs. housing clash

Two recent meetings illustrate the difference between legislating based on people's needs and agency politics

D5 race displays key SF political dynamics

There’s so much to say about the District 5 supervisorial race, whose top five finishers’ parties I attended tonight, gathering interesting perspectives from each...

Mar jubilant at early returns

The first precinct reports are coming in -- just a few -- and they share Sup. Eric Mar holding and even expanding his lead...

Record-breaking spending floods District 1 with political propaganda

District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee and independent expenditure campaigns supporting him have spent nearly $800,000 – shattering previous spending records for a district...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...

Economic cleansing, part two

Don't let realtors' cash determine the future of San Francisco

The sleazy money typhoon

CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct inaccurate information. The flood of money into the San Francisco elections over the past month is mind-boggling....

The ‘heightened sensitivity’ blues

One woman's angertorial regarding progressive politics in SF

San Francisco Stories: The literary life

On our 46th anniversary, we tell tales of the city

SF Stories: Kevin Killian

Quirks in the system