Sutter Health to shut down sub-acute care at St. Luke’s

Some 44 patients may be forced as far away as Sacramento and 72 healthcare workers  could lose their jobs since Sutter Health decided to...

Jerry Brown sides with polluters in key bill

Here are some of the things that have happened in the past two days: A giant piece of ice, the size of Delaware, broke off...

The problem with “smart growth”

I think we can all stipulate that in general "Smart Growth" -- environmentally-responsible urban development -- is good. And in general more housing to...

Listen, Yimby!

Dear Yimbytown folks: Welcome to the Bay Area, where housing and land-use debates are at the heart of almost all local politics. You’re going to...

Homeless advocates criticize Sheehy bike bill

An ordinance prohibiting outdoor bicycle assembly is on track to pass at the Board of Supervisors, and it could lead to penalizing homeless people...

Cell-phone companies try to ram through bill blocking local control of transmitters

The state Senate has a had a bumper-crop year for bills to help developers, landlords, and corporate interests – and to undermine the ability...

OPINION: Alarming housing bill heading for approval

Senate Bill 35, heading to Assemblymember David Chiu’s Housing and Community Development Committee Wednesday/12, is a potentially serious threat to California’s most vulnerable urban...

The Agenda, July 10-16: A landlord attack on ballot initiatives …

A landlord-sponsored bill that would make it harder for local residents to pass growth-control ballot measures – and would have a huge impact in...

Should Uber be shut down?

Everyone’s talking about Uber’s latest problems with management style, sexual harassment, company culture … and CEO Travis Kalanick, who embodied all of that, has...