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Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

History as a landlord is missing from her campaign's well-crafted narrative.

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

Dolly Parton Hoot, Riceboy Sleeps, Duet + Marrow, a percussion work about climate change, Othello, and more

SF planners say 11-year-old data is just fine — and will never expire

Forget all the changes in the city since 2008; the Mission still has to live with an EIR from a bygone era. Forever.

The problem with the Blue Angels

Local news media celebrate a dangerous, expensive, military PR event without raising a single question or issue.

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

History as a landlord is missing from her campaign's well-crafted narrative.

The big missing story on the power outages

When will the news media point out that the era of PG&E as our power provider is, and has to be, over?

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

Techno legend Doc Martin drops in for 1015’s 30th anniversary

A staple from way back when it was Das Klub, the West Coast rave pioneer recalls the venue's dance music history.

The problem with the Blue Angels

Local news media celebrate a dangerous, expensive, military PR event without raising a single question or issue.

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

History as a landlord is missing from her campaign's well-crafted narrative.

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

Techno legend Doc Martin drops in for 1015’s 30th anniversary

A staple from way back when it was Das Klub, the West Coast rave pioneer recalls the venue's dance music history.

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

Dolly Parton Hoot, Riceboy Sleeps, Duet + Marrow, a percussion work about climate change, Othello, and more

The big missing story on the power outages

When will the news media point out that the era of PG&E as our power provider is, and has to be, over?

‘Free For All’: Not your great-great-grandmother’s Miss Julie

Playwright Megan Cohen rewrites August Strindberg's problematic play—and yes, there's skiing on Nob Hill.

A ‘Macbeth’ that’s equal parts murder and music

Cal Shakes productions doesn't strain for relevance, opting instead for classic madness and mayhem.

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The problem with the Blue Angels

Local news media celebrate a dangerous, expensive, military PR event without raising a single question or issue.

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

History as a landlord is missing from her campaign's well-crafted narrative.

The big missing story on the power outages

When will the news media point out that the era of PG&E as our power provider is, and has to be, over?

SF planners say 11-year-old data is just fine — and will never expire

Forget all the changes in the city since 2008; the Mission still has to live with an EIR from a bygone era. Forever.

Breed’s popularity dropping rapidly

Recent poll numbers show major slide in the past eight months; could this impact the Nov. 5 election?

DA deal? D5 money … and will an 11-year EIR ever die?

Plus a move to get cars off Market Street. That's The Agenda for Oct. 7-13

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

Unpacking the failed news media narrative of Nimbys in SF -- and how it applies to the D5 supervisor race.

Foreign correspondent: Turkey plans attack on Syrian Kurds

A "voluntary" resettlement plan isn't working out very well.

How the NY Times bungled coverage of the Warren/Sanders tax plans

Unpacking the assumptions and failures of a story on (gasp!) how conservative economists respond to the concept of a wealth tax.

Massive new office development in Soma? Maybe not

A March ballot measure could slow office growth until there's enough affordable housing for the workers.

Campaign finance loophole allows more big money in D5 race

An outside campaign on behalf of Sup. Vallie Brown triggers new spending limits -- that wind up helping Brown.

Accounting trick hides real cost of admin raises at City College

The figures the chancellor presented to the board only show only a fraction of the real cost of the pay hikes

Juul bails on Yes on C campaign

Effort to overturn the city's ban on vaping products collapses as national headlines suggest public-health hazards

Here’s who’s getting rich from tobacco money

Juul's main campaign consultants already have $2.1 million. Plus: The real-estate money in D5 and the cop money in the DA's race.

An open letter to Marc Benioff about homelessness

You're spending $30 million to study homelessness, when we already have the answers; why aren't you helping us?

In News + Politics

Arts + Culture

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

Techno legend Doc Martin drops in for 1015’s 30th anniversary

A staple from way back when it was Das Klub, the West Coast rave pioneer recalls the venue's dance music history.

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

Dolly Parton Hoot, Riceboy Sleeps, Duet + Marrow, a percussion work about climate change, Othello, and more

‘Free For All’: Not your great-great-grandmother’s Miss Julie

Playwright Megan Cohen rewrites August Strindberg's problematic play—and yes, there's skiing on Nob Hill.

A ‘Macbeth’ that’s equal parts murder and music

Cal Shakes productions doesn't strain for relevance, opting instead for classic madness and mayhem.

Banjos, bandanas, & a Monkee—the scene at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Emmylou Harris, Michael Nesmith, Mandolin Orange, and a record-breaking crowd made for a memorable fest.

Screen Grabs: News of the world at the Arab Film Fest

Plus: Hola Mexico Film Fest, Berlin & Beyond showcase, Almodóvar's latest, Eddie Murphy's Dolemite, The Dead Center, more

Navigating gender’s fluidity in a sea of apps with ‘#femMASCULINE’

Toggling between drag in the streets and bear in the sheets, Kevin Seaman explores the limitations of online representation.

The Onyx spirals upward, beaming ‘Black Girl Magic’

Uplifting group boasts three powerhouse singers, a fresh EP, and a family vibe through laughter and tears.

Celebrating 50 groundbreaking years of Ethnic Studies with ‘Solidarity’

An inspired show at Southern Exposure highlights the lasting influence of San Francisco State's unique program.

At Litquake, the infamous Literary Death Match hits 500

The most aggressively silly, all-encompassing event of the festival returns to where it all started, the former Elbo Room.

BEST OF THE BAY 2019 is here!

Best DJ, Best Burrito, Best Strip Club, Best Live Music Venue, Best Sushi—check out all the 2019 winners now!

Live Shots: Stars and flash at Rolling Loud, day 2

Migos, Tyga, Playboi Carti, Shoreline Mafia, Saweetie, Rex Life Raj, and more on the second day of the huge hip-hop fest.

Review: Crimes of a cheatin’ heart in ‘This Side of Crazy’

Del Shores’ play at New Conservatory Theater bubbles over with the foamy froth of a vintage melodrama.

Live Shots: Style and surprises at Rolling Loud fest, day 1

G-Eazy, Future, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, SOB x RHE, more delighted fans at Oakland Coliseum grounds.

Red, red wine—and a still red-hot UB40

40 years in, a smoldering feud, a crazy Brett Kavanaugh connection, and some smoking reggae tunes keep the band in headlines.

There’s a ‘Mad God’ at the Drunken Film Fest

30 years in the making, visual effects wizard Phil Tippett's short movie finally screens. (Yes there are cocktails.)

In Arts + Culture

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The problem with the Blue Angels

Local news media celebrate a dangerous, expensive, military PR event without raising a single question or issue.

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

History as a landlord is missing from her campaign's well-crafted narrative.

The big missing story on the power outages

When will the news media point out that the era of PG&E as our power provider is, and has to be, over?

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

Techno legend Doc Martin drops in for 1015’s 30th anniversary

A staple from way back when it was Das Klub, the West Coast rave pioneer recalls the venue's dance music history.

Breed’s popularity dropping rapidly

Recent poll numbers show major slide in the past eight months; could this impact the Nov. 5 election?

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

What happens if Wiener gets challenged from both the right and the left?

Quentin Kopp could take votes from the West Side; a progressive could take votes from the East Side.

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

Dolly Parton Hoot, Riceboy Sleeps, Duet + Marrow, a percussion work about climate change, Othello, and more

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