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Bay Guardian Winter

Racism — and politics — in SF Redevelopment history

Bad history -- even when well-intended -- gives me a headache, because it so often misses and conceals far more important truths. To wit,...

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...

The Agenda, Feb 21-26: More Mission displacement ….

The luxury-housing assault on the Mission continues this week as the Planning Commission decides Thursday/23 whether to allow a developer to demolish an auto...

Why SF needs municipal broadband

Supervisor Mark Farrell and former Sup. Eric Mar are taking on a challenge that has far-reaching implications for the digital divide and the role...

The Agenda, Feb. 13-19: Can Mayor Lee really deny funding to defend immigrants?

Mayor Ed Lee has said on repeated occasion that he doesn’t want to send city money to the Public Defender’s Office to represent undocumented...

Why SF’s City Planning Department doesn’t get it

  There is no designated Sociologist position on the 200+ staff of San Francisco’s City Planning Department. And a bachelor/masters degree in Urban Planning can...

Sheriff evicts 100-year-old

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office quietly showed up at the home of Iris Canada this morning at around 11:30 and changed the locks. Canada,...

San Francisco braces for possible immigration raids

Local immigration lawyers and activists are bracing for possible raids across the city after President Trump signed executive order aiming to block federal funding to sanctuary...

Ninth Circuit rules against Trump’s travel ban

The ninth circuit appeals court has unanimously ruled against Trump's travel ban, denying the ban be reinstated. Trump's administration had asked the court block lower-court...

Can burned-out SRO housing units be saved?

This is what we all feared after the huge fire on 29th and Mission. A building with a (great) taco place, and a greatly missed...