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Rights and wrongs

Police and prosecutors use bureaucratic confusion to keep assets they seize from the innocent

Smartphones trigger rise in crime rate as new iPhone features a fingerprint lock

September 10, 2013
Violent crime is on the rise in the Bay Area and the San Francisco Police Department chalks it up to smartphone snatchers, a trend...

Mission eviction leaves activists without a home base

August 28, 2013
Mission residents who abruptly lost their battle against eviction Aug. 27 were given one last chance to retrieve belongings from their loft before their...

A pair of Spades wins

A strong showing by small businesses and activists concerned about chain stores and gentrification in the Mission won over a 3-2 majority on the...

Activists say a pair of Spades could beat culture and small business in the Mission

Progressive activists and small business owners in the Mission are trying to draw the line against the creep the of corporate chain stores --...

America’s Cup organizers sell small-scale naming rights at Pier 27 to pay their debt to the city

August 16, 2013
The Port Commission has approved a proposal by the America’s Cup Organizing Committee (ACOC) to sell bricks, benches, and other assets at Pier 27...

Prison hunger strike enters month two

August 12, 2013
As a hunger strike staged across California prisons enters its second month, inmates and their advocates are mourning the loss of Billy “Guero” Sells,...

Jack Spade tries to sneak into a beloved Mission spot, triggering a community backlash

August 7, 2013
The Stop Jack Spade Coalition is throwing an impromptu fundraiser tonight (Wed/7) at the Make-Out Room to help support local business and oppose chain...

Into thin air

"Shareable housing" is causing apartments to vanish from SF's rental market — yet popular, profitable sites like Airbnb violate local laws

Building on progress

ABU ends picket of Lennar's Shipyard project after city agency agrees to oversee local hiring process

Inmates on hunger strike win support from California legislators

July 15, 2013
The largest prison hunger strike in California history officially began on July 8, and though some California legislators have voiced support for state prison...

Community awaits benefits as Lennar finally breaks ground in Hunters Point

More than five years after San Francisco voters approved a massive redevelopment plan for the Hunters Point Shipyard and much the southeast part of...

Dede Wilsey re-elected prez of Fine Arts Museums board with little fanfare

June 11, 2013
At a quarterly meeting on June 6, Diane “Dede” Wilsey was summarily re-elected as president of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts...