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Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.

48hills founder Tim Redmond wins Lifetime Achievement honor

San Francisco Press Club salutes our intrepid editor for more than 35 years of journalism.

On Veterans Day, let’s also remember those who fought for the right to dissent

Conscientious objectors have a noble history in this country -- and are too often forgotten.

A bad Central Soma Plan is going to move forward …

... and a compromise with the mayor allows some developers extra time to build -- at lower affordable housing levels. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17

Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.

Let’s start over, Mayor Breed

How about showing some good faith by ending the homeless sweeps?

Election winners and losers in SF

A lot of votes still to count, but it looks like a big night for progressives -- and a rough night for Big Tech and Real Estate (and the mayor)

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Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.

Election winners and losers in SF

A lot of votes still to count, but it looks like a big night for progressives -- and a rough night for Big Tech and Real Estate (and the mayor)

Haney far ahead, Mar still leading and Prop C has won big!

Overall, a strong night for progressives -- and a challenge for Mayor Breed.

Early results show strong progressive vote

Mar, Haney ahead, Walton leading in D10

Late turnout strong

At USF, record-breaking student vote

Tenant Troubles

Tenant Troubles: What Prop. 10 is really about

The measure does nothing but allow local control; for a lot of tenants, it could make a huge difference

Tenant Troubles: My washer broke — should I sign a lease?

In San Francisco, if you don't have a lease it may be harder for the landlord to evict you.

Tenant Troubles: Can I add two roommates? Should I?

Is it a good idea to move out, sort of, but keep a rent-controlled unit by subletting to new "roommates?"

Tenant Troubles: How do I get my roommate to leave?

It's not easy -- and it shouldn't be. Hiring a lawyer and doing an eviction is expensive and ugly, so look for other options

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord refuse to let me have a service animal?

In many cases, no -- but be careful about the paperwork

The Agenda

A bad Central Soma Plan is going to move forward …

... and a compromise with the mayor allows some developers extra time to build -- at lower affordable housing levels. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17

The Agenda, Election Day edition

The future, the endorsements, the Big Money, and the Election Night parties

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

... and the Monster in the Mission is back. That's The Agenda for Oct. 29- Nov. 4

Minimum pay for nonprofit workers, the mayor’s affordable housing exemptions …

... and addressing some shocking allegations of sexual harassment in the Fire Department. That's The Agenda for Oct. 21-28

Two big (and environmentally awful) projects — and a step toward saving the Mission

Plus: Should private buses used the Muni-only lanes? That's The Agenda for Oct. 15-21

Opinion

Let’s start over, Mayor Breed

How about showing some good faith by ending the homeless sweeps?

The truth about Prop. C

We know what works to address homelessness -- and the No on C campaign isn't telling the truth

A chance at civic leadership, stalemated

Breed could have stood up to the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown and brought the city together to solve the homeless problem. It will be hard for her to go back.

Solidarity after the massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh

... and how best to protect ourselves.

Tenant Troubles: What Prop. 10 is really about

The measure does nothing but allow local control; for a lot of tenants, it could make a huge difference

Foreign Correspondent

Murder of Saudi journalist builds opposition to Yemen war

Mid-term elections could reverse Trump policies

What the Khashoggi case tells us about terrorism

Violence is only a big issue when it's done by our enemies.

Assassination of Philippine leader 35 years ago holds lessons for today

Aquino's death set in place a people's revolution in a country once again controlled by an authoritarian ruler.

Chairman John Bolton takes over North Korea

The US had no choice -- after all, we couldn't allow the people of the Korean Peninsula to solve their own problems

The complex politics of Myanmar …

...and why the US should help the refugees but avoid sanctions

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Top reads

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

Party Radar: AYBEE, Bonobo, Crystal Method, oOoOO….

Digitalism, Disco Daddy, Golf Clap, They're Here, Russell E.L. Butler, an ASMR party and more for your dance floor pleasure.

48hills founder Tim Redmond wins Lifetime Achievement honor

San Francisco Press Club salutes our intrepid editor for more than 35 years of journalism.

Arts Forecast: Hip-Hop Dance Fest, The Orb, Great Dickens Christmas Fair…

'Troop Beverly Heels,' a tribute to local literary great Bill Berkson, SSION, Simpsons Trivia Night, and more this week.

Holcombe Waller’s timely queer ‘Requiem’ for persecuted LGBTQs

The artist-composer fills Grace Cathedral with a queer-centric Latin mass, dedicated to the repose of agitated souls.

A bad Central Soma Plan is going to move forward …

... and a compromise with the mayor allows some developers extra time to build -- at lower affordable housing levels. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17

On Veterans Day, let’s also remember those who fought for the right to dissent

Conscientious objectors have a noble history in this country -- and are too often forgotten.

Best of the Bay 2018: City Living Winners

Best Street Fair, Best Yoga Studio, Best Bicycle Repair, Best Plumber, Best Pet Grooming, and more

Let’s start over, Mayor Breed

How about showing some good faith by ending the homeless sweeps?

Topics

Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.

Election winners and losers in SF

A lot of votes still to count, but it looks like a big night for progressives -- and a rough night for Big Tech and Real Estate (and the mayor)

Haney far ahead, Mar still leading and Prop C has won big!

Overall, a strong night for progressives -- and a challenge for Mayor Breed.

Early results show strong progressive vote

Mar, Haney ahead, Walton leading in D10

The truth about Prop. C

We know what works to address homelessness -- and the No on C campaign isn't telling the truth

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.

The truth about Prop. C

We know what works to address homelessness -- and the No on C campaign isn't telling the truth

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

... and the Monster in the Mission is back. That's The Agenda for Oct. 29- Nov. 4

The truth about ‘progressive’ housing policy

The "Nimby boomers" are not the ones who created the housing crisis.

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

... and the Monster in the Mission is back. That's The Agenda for Oct. 29- Nov. 4

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

Diverse groups say the crisis is upon us -- and market-based solutions don't work and damage vulnerable communities.

The real rent control debate

Effective controls on rents help local economies -- no matter what the landlords say about Prop. 10

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices

There are very good reasons to support a ban on cannabis outlets in this historic cultural, commercial, and residential district

Screen Grabs: The War at Home, Wings of Desire, What They Had …

Solid new dramas, restored classics, a impressionistic labor doc, and more fill the city's cinemas this week.

How to build on the #MeToo movement — at home

Local efforts to turn pain and anger into collective action include a Me Too & Her & They event November 14 at the Women's Building.

Screen Grabs: Free Solo, Arab Film Fest, Studio 54…

Greek Film Festival, Tea With Dames, The Happy Prince, First Man, and more films in cinemas this week. Read our reviews.

Screen Grabs: Joan Jett, Hola Mexico, Hong Kong Cinema …

Kal Spelletich benefit, Japan Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Hal Ashby doc, and more coming to cinemas: Read our reviews.

Screen Grabs: Soviet Hippies, Green Film Fest, John McEnroe

Rodents of Unusual Size, Gabriel and the Mountain, Crime + Punishment, more coming to cinemas