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Bay Guardian Winter

Major sunshine issue comes before obscure committee

A committee of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, which normally gets no press attention, will take on what could be an explosive issue Tuesday/16...

Board factions (mostly) work out deals for fall ballot

Everyone seems to be complaining about a lack of “collegiality” at the Board of Supes, since some of the discussions over the budget and...

The straight dope

ONSTAGE It's been a minute since hyperkinetic comic actor John Leguizamo tore up the boards here -- I last caught him nearly half a decade...

The story Ahsha Safai doesn’t tell in his campaign for supervisor

Ahsha Safai is running for supervisor in District 11 as a labor activist who has the support of some of the city’s unions –...

The Agenda, August 1-8: The attack on blue-collar jobs continues …

I’ve often wondered how much housing San Francisco is building for international criminals. And now it appears the feds are asking the same question. A...

The sick politics of the Farrell-Wiener anti-homeless measures

The key to understanding the two homeless and street crime ballot measures sponsored at the last minute by Sups. Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener...

Mayor Lee faces questions on police violence — and has no real answers

Mayor Ed Lee was forced to answer a series of questions about his embattled police chief and department today, and he took the opportunity...

While cops pass notes and look away, Alex Nieto’s mom talks of the death of her son

In what has been the most overwhelming day in the Alex Nieto trial, the court heard testimony from a range of experts, mostly witnesses...