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Strange bedfellows: Moderate Mark Farrell endorses progressive David Campos for Assembly

Political moderate Supervisor Mark Farrell announced his endorsement of Supervisor David Campos for Assembly today. It's a real shocker, here's why. A bastion of Marina district...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

SF bankers now exporting tenant-displacing TIC loans

Fractional mortgage loans used to convert apartments into owner-occupied tenancies-in-common have fed the eviction and displacement crisis in San Francisco, where the median home...

Lost and found

A man with a dream (and 3,000 films) powers the Berkeley Underground Film Society


As recycling centers close en masse throughout the city, small businesses may owe millions in fees

End corporate welfare

EDITORIAL Big, powerful corporations seem to always find a way to get what they want out of City Hall, particularly under the administration of...

Save Lost Weekend Video! An update on the Valencia Street stalwart’s struggle for survival

Dateline: San Francisco. Distressing news, via Facebook, on the "all the cool shit is in danger" front, with a post late Fri/20 by Valencia...

Business tax breaks in SF jumped to nearly $17 million last year

Employers in San Francisco received nearly $17 million in special business tax breaks from the city last year, with the biggest ticket...

Breaking the chains

Rival measures updating SF's formula retail controls stir controversy and debate

Uber vs. SFO: Will Mayor Lee take sides?

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version. Police at the San Francisco International Airport have been cracking down lately on unauthorized drivers...

Tobener Law Center

Guardian Small Business Award winner has helped lead the current housing rights movement

Thee Parkside

Guardian Small Business Award winner is a neighborhood mainstay that also attract music lovers

SF LGBT Center Economic Development Department

Guardian Small Business Award winner helps its community members become entrepreneurs


Guardian Small Business Award winner took her Pirate Salon clientele to a groovy new spot on Valencia

Guardian Small Business Awards 2014

The Guardian Small Business Awards for this year recognize the scrappy shopkeepers and entrepreneurs swimming against the rising tide of corporate cash

Income gap

Dueling SF minimum wage increase measure headed for November ballot unless labor and business leaders can compromise on one

Guardian Intelligence: May 14 – 22, 2014

 SOUNDTRACK TO THE CITY What exactly does a "sound sculpture" look like? We're not quite sure either, but judging from what we've heard about...

The fight for a higher minimum wage: SF vs. Seattle

On May Day, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proposed raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.As a point of comparison, this proposal would...

Guardian Intelligence: May 7 – 13, 2014

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!The San Francisco Bay Guardian is pleased to salute small businesses and recognize local merchants who are creating jobs, keeping neighborhoods...

2014 Small Business Awards: Readers Choice

In honor of Small Business Week, the Bay Guardian presents its yearly honors for locally-owned enterprise. Businesses that give back, female and minority entrepreneurial...

Curating the city

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Gallery evictions signal a major shift in the art world, with the technology boom serving as the problem and its potential solution

Staying power

San Francisco tenants' movement rises up and sets the agenda

Sue Hestor’s 70th birthday party: “We Shall Overcome.”

By Bruce B. BrugmannPlus: Tim Redmond reports on Sue Hestor and her environmental legacy on his new local  website 48 Hills.org.  How do you...

The return of Pyno Man

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