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Tenants protest Farrell’s move to block effective anti-eviction bill

Tenant advocates will rally at noon on the steps of City Hall Monday/12 to denounce a move by Sup. Mark Farrell to fast-track his...

DeJesus hearing becomes a debate on Tasers

The Board of Supes Rules Committee moved forward the nomination of Petra DeJesus for another term on the Police Commission Thursday – but not...

Look out

SCREEN GRABS After the long-fought but still remarkable gains of recent years under the most gay-friendly POTUS in American history, the LGBTQ community has...

Party Radar: The Tribute

PARTY RADAR Real talk: I live in quiet fear of the Facebook 'memories" from last year that are surely about to hit my feed: from...

Safai concedes defeat, will allow DeJesus to remain on Police Commission

Sup. Ahsha Safai has apparently conceded defeat in his efforts to replace the city’s best Police Commission member with one of his political allies. Safai...

Wiener housing bill passes, trusting the market to solve the crisis

The biggest policy issue in Sacramento this spring, aside from health care, was almost certainly housing, and with good reason: San Francisco is not...

The big media lie about single-payer health care

The headlines were so consistent, so predictably bad, that I almost couldn’t read them. “Single-payer will cost $400 billion.” “Single-payer costs dwarf entire state...

One homeless family’s SF nightmare

In 2010, my husband and I succeeded in graduating a drug program and closing our Child Protective Services case. Before our case was allowed...

Assembly passes bill to limit land-use ballot initiatives

A bill that would make it harder for local residents to pass ballot measures limiting development has passed the state Assembly with almost no...

The case for a homeless shelter in Bayview

  It’s Friday afternoon at the drop-in center known as Mother Brown’s on the corner of Jennings Street and Van Dyke Avenue. Despite the iron-gated...