A militant in pink slippers: Remembering an eviction fighter

  Mary Elizabeth Phillips was the reluctant media star of San Francisco’s eviction epidemic. And now, she has quietly passed into the vibrant history of...
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International arrivals at San Francisco Airport shut down in protest of Trumps’s Muslim ban

At 3pm on Saturday, afternoon more than 1,000 angry members of the community made their way to the International Arrivals terminal at San Francisco...

The Agenda, Election Day issue: Will Big Tech take over SF politics?

There’s not much going on in San Francisco government this week, because everyone is focused on Election Day. A few thoughts: We have no idea who...

We beat a bad housing bill, so let’s forget the blame game

There was a provocative screed in Beyond Chron this past Thursday by its editor Randy Shaw about Governor Brown’s failed “By Right Development” bill...

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...

Thousands protest election results in the streets of San Francisco

Hundreds of San Franciscans gathered at Powell Street on Wednesday evening for an anti-Trump rally, following last nights election results. Protest initiated by A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition,...

Special Trustee skips City College hearing

But supes learn that he commutes to his $216K job from Lake Tahoe in a City College car, works less than full time on...

A real answer to the mayor’s (latest) bogus housing plan

Market based “solutions” to our housing affordability crisis come and go like spring fashions; only the crisis persists. Eight years ago, it was removing maximum...

Celebrating a fighter for justice

  More than 400 people, maybe 500, packed the Unitarian Church last night for a memorial celebrating the life of Eileen Hansen, the activist, fighter,...

Chaos isn’t “change”

By Calvin Welch DECEMBER 23, 2015 -- In a period when our national politics are dominated by candidates on the right that rely on “counter...