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50-year-old gay bar The Stud faces closure as rent triples

UPDATE: Artist and nightlife fixture Mica Sigourney aka VivvyAnne ForeverMore!, hostess of Club Some Thing at the Stud, has announced he is forming a community...

SFPD manages not to kill armed suspect

The very good news is that the man who created a four-hour standoff with police in the Tenderloin this afternoon is not dead. That, even...

‘SOS’ effort launched to save The Stud

In the wake of Sunday's shock announcement that SF's 50-year-old gay bar the Stud faces a 200-percent rent hike and may close, a co-op...

SFPD is a toxic culture of old boys run by insiders who resist reform

The final report of the Blue-Ribbon Task Force investigating the San Francisco Police Department came out today, and while much of it is not...

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 –...

Cop who shot Jessica Williams had earlier complaint

The police sergeant who shot and killed Jessica Williams has a record of complaints filed against him with the city’s oversight agency, including one...

A 99-year-old still faces eviction

Carved into the skin of SF's black community is a desecration, a lack of recognition of the sacred. This desecration is being levied upon...

Iris Canada turns 100 — as her landlord tries to evict her

Iris Canada turns 100 on July 13. Iris Canada, eviction fighter, who has lived in San Francisco’s black community on Page Street since the...

The Agenda, July 5-10: Did the Homeless Project work?

So we all wrote about homelessness last week, 48hills and most of the rest of the local news media, and the goal – as...

Homelessness: the media’s big problem

  These are some of the headlines we saw in the San Francisco Chronicle this past year: “San Francisco’s summer of urine and drug-addicted homeless.” “Amid rising...