Tim Redmond

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Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.

The passing of the Mayor of Capp Street

By Stephany Ashley The intersection of 17th and Capp Streets is many things to many people. To many homeless folks, it’s a site of respite,...

Tom’s Town: Another chain store in the Castro?

By Tom Temprano Behemoth businesses masquerading as mom-and-pops are nothing new in San Francisco. Last year, Jack Spade tried to skirt the city’s formula-retail restrictions...

Politics on Tuesday: Clipping the mayor’s appointment power

Sup. John Avalos wants San Franciscans to elect their elected officials. Photo: Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal By Tim Redmond MAY 20, 2014 -- Sup. John...

Lawsuit could mandate local control for Lyft, UberX, and SideCar

By Tim Redmond A taxi association has filed a pair of legal appeals that could directly undermine the state’s decision to allow companies like Uber,...

Bay to Breakers is fun. And that’s in short supply these days

By Tim Redmond The weather was San Francisco perfect, cool, a bit of a breeze, with the sun finally breaking through. Things were running a...

Undocumented, uninsured, and in debt for life

By Jesus E. Valenzuela-Felix Editor’s Note: California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For All Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all...

Mayor Lee’s new job-creation plan: swimming instructors

Maybe we could have Olympic swimming at the ballpark. By Tim Redmond MAY 15, 2014 -- The news about the Antarctic glaciers is all over the...

Some reality about the Mirkarimi vote — and the Ron Conway attack piece

By Tim Redmond MAY 14, 2014 -- Our local billionaire tech lord has injected the Ross Mirkarimi vote into the 17th Assembly District race –...

The fate of Marcus Books

By Tiny MAY 13, 2014 -- “We got a ‘Funky and low-down feeling, but we rock steady,” said Greg Johnson, Marcus Books co-owner addressing...

Politics on Tuesday: Mayor Lee on his tenant duck, AT&T’s ugly property, what it means to be effective in...

  By Tim Redmond APRIL 13, 2014 -- Mayor Ed Lee finally explained today – sort of – why he refused to sign the David Campos...