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Bay Guardian Winter

The Oakland fire spurs crackdown on arts spaces

The tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire is already leading to a crackdown on underground arts spaces, where thousands of Bay Area artists and...

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

On February 1 I flew to St. Louis for the  New Partners for Smart Growth conference, the largest gathering dedicated to dense, transit-oriented/walkable/bikeable development...

I just had an abortion and I am so lucky

I found out I was pregnant on New Year's Eve. I had a feeling and plus I was late – a solid five days...

Alternative facts and the mayor’s housing plan

Mayor Ed Lee two weeks ago launched a new effort to bring about "affordable" housing opportunities for San Franciscans by proposing, as he did...

The Agenda, Jan. 9-16: Party with 48hills, a new Board of Supes …

We open this Agenda with an invite and a plea: On Thursday/19, 48hills will celebrate, so to speak, the new year and offer a...

‘This is my home:’ Yemeni-American reunites with family, says about 50 others detained  

Mustafa Abuzeid landed in San Francisco from Kaula Lumpur and was swiftly escorted to a room: "I was in a room with other people....

The Agenda, Inauguration Week: How and where to protest Trump

I first heard about Aeon Magazine on the Freakonomics radio show, when the host, Stephen Dubner, interviewed these two historians about the importance of...

#NoBanNoWall: Hundreds continue to protest Trump’s Muslim Ban

Hundreds gathered at Civic Center on Saturday to protest President Trump's ban on travellers from Muslim countries regardless of legal immigration status.  Last Friday, through...

Trial date for Luis Gongora case set for Fall 2018

Around a dozen supporters and family members attended the first court hearing at the federal courthouse for Can v City and County of San...