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In historic vote, Democratic Party supports rent control

Here’s some big news from last weekend’s California Democratic Party Convention that won’t make the papers: Delegates voted to pass a resolution expressing “the...

If the Democratic Party won’t bend, it’s going to break

It was exhausting marathon weekend at the #CADEM convention with the SF Reform Democrats crew. It was a politically and emotionally charged experience, and...

When hate speech became a movement

Just over a year ago Microsoft introduced Tay, an AI chatbot that was designed to learn from and replicate online chatter. Tay, according to...

The Agenda, 5/22-5/29: The affordable housing debate isn’t over

Sups. Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin have cut a deal on affordable housing, creating a “consensus” measure that lowers current inclusionary levels from a...

Why ABAG housing quotas lead to displacement

The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), a product of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), assigns to each Bay Area Jurisdiction quotas of...

Single-payer’s next step

On April 26, 2017, the Healthy California Act (S.B. 562) was passed with a 5-2 vote at the Senate Health Committee hearing in Sacramento. The...

A ‘nationwide dragnet’ targets millions of immigrants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDHM7Ef59FQ On the morning of February 28th, 2017, Fatima Avelica was getting ready to say goodbye to her father as he dropped her off at...

Voters support more, not less, affordable housing

A majority of San Francisco voters oppose the plan by Sups. London Breed and Ahsha Safai to reduce the level of affordable housing in...

The Agenda, May 15-21: Who can afford ‘affordable’ housing?

Two competing affordable housing bills – and another bill that could override both of them to give developers more density – are headed for...

SFPD releases footage and details of the police shooting on Market Street

On May 3rd, shortly after 11 am, Nicholas Flusche, 26,  got into a violent fight with an employee after entering a Subway restaurant on...