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The spirit of Standing Rock

Each step a prayer, through snow so deep your body can’t think. Sharp blue sky filled with whispers from ancestors, a river so sacred...

Watching the SFPD and FBI in the Trump Era

Citing serious concerns, particularly in the coming Trump Era Bay-area civil rights groups are calling on the San Francisco Police Department to be more...

The year that local zoning control comes under attack

2017 is already shaping up as a year in which local control of development will come under unprecedented assault in California and in the...

Democracy in action — or not

I ran into Assemblymember David Chiu Sunday morning, outside the union hall where delegates to the state Democratic Party were being chosen. “Welcome,” he...

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...

Does Newsom want to be the guv who turns SF into Miami Beach?

Gavin Newsom seems to want to be the governor who turned the San Francisco waterfront into Miami Beach. Newsom, who as Lite Guv chairs the...

Can Mayor Lee be part of an Airbnb compromise?

It seems highly unlikely that the San Francisco supervisors will overturn Mayor Ed Lee’s veto of a 60-day limit on Airbnb and other short-term...

Mayor cuts homeless prevention money; hundreds at risk

  Eduardo Pubill once shared a beer with Ringo Starr. He’s been a New York theater stagehand, a chef, a merchant seaman, and a cook...

Local housing: A little reality

Reading the superficial year-end wrap-ups and “expert commentary” about the city’s housing situation in the local press this week is making my head hurt....