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Dirty desperate lies about Prop. C

The Chamber of Commerce is promoting radical disinformation in an attempt to undermine a reasonable measure to address the city's most pressing problem.

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

From 'Husband Material' to 'Hotel Mumbai,' the Toronto International Film Festival boasted a slate of impressive Indian films.

Ficks’ Picks from TIFF, part one: Strong Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

Dirty desperate lies about Prop. C

The Chamber of Commerce is promoting radical disinformation in an attempt to undermine a reasonable measure to address the city's most pressing problem.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

From 'Husband Material' to 'Hotel Mumbai,' the Toronto International Film Festival boasted a slate of impressive Indian films.

Ficks’ Picks from TIFF, part one: Strong Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

Loving Gilda Radner, as a comedy genius and friend

Laraine Newman remembers her 'Saturday Night Live' co-star, as new movie 'Love, Gilda' documents Radner's life.

Screen Grabs: I Am Not a Witch, Iranian Film Fest, Blaze …

A Marcello Mastroianni retrospective, The Sisters Brothers, The Children Act, and more in cinemas his week: Read our reviews.

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Dirty desperate lies about Prop. C

The Chamber of Commerce is promoting radical disinformation in an attempt to undermine a reasonable measure to address the city's most pressing problem.

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

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.

Governor Brown’s climate shortcomings are bad for our health

The governor needs to shut down the toxic oil and gas wells -- or stop claiming he's an environmental champion

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

The Climate Change Agenda for the week

Plus: A critical vote on Soma's future and a conversation with Robert Kennedy Jr. -- that's what's happening this week

‘Founding Father’ knows best: The problem with Brett Kavanaugh

Should our rights today be determined by a group of 20- and 30-year olds who lived 250 years ago? The Supreme Court nominee thinks so.

The complex politics of Myanmar …

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

Climate-change denial, right here in California

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and so many other Democrats say climate change is a real threat -- but their policies on the local level don't reflect that

Rust Belt SF? Are we doomed by progressive politics?

SPUR report says the left is going to ruin the city -- but there are other ways of looking at the next 50 years

The case for another Rape Treatment Center in SF

One hospital is not enough -- and there may be federal money to help expand services in SF

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?

75 arrested in Marriott protest as strike vote looms

More than 1,000 hotel workers and allies rally for fair contract; Local 2 prepared to strike seven Marriott hotels in SF

Crime and race at the Hall of Justice

Tough-on-crime group seeks to pressure judge to lock up an African American man while outside, mothers of black men killed by cops rally

Gun fired at Balboa High; three students detained

Nobody seriously injured as school is locked down; cops release very few details

In News + Politics

Arts + Culture

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

From 'Husband Material' to 'Hotel Mumbai,' the Toronto International Film Festival boasted a slate of impressive Indian films.

Ficks’ Picks from TIFF, part one: Strong Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

Loving Gilda Radner, as a comedy genius and friend

Laraine Newman remembers her 'Saturday Night Live' co-star, as new movie 'Love, Gilda' documents Radner's life.

Screen Grabs: I Am Not a Witch, Iranian Film Fest, Blaze …

A Marcello Mastroianni retrospective, The Sisters Brothers, The Children Act, and more in cinemas his week: Read our reviews.

Making noise and empowering girls: 15 years of Women’s Audio Mission

Founder Terri Winston speaks about educating young women in recording studio technology—and WAM's big fundraising bash, coming September 21.

Party Radar: Who’s the bestest of them all?

DJ Stingray, Midland, Kim Ann Foxman, Red Axes, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Leon Vynehall, an ASMR party, and more nightlife excellence

Screen Grabs: Yayoi Kusama, Latino Film Fest, Nosferatu …

Club Foot Orchestra, tributes to Luchino Visconti and Frederick Wiseman, a hokey 'Grease 2,' 'Poor Little Rich Girl,' and more in cinemas this week

Arts Forecast: Green Thursday, Autumn Moon Fest, Comedy Day

Yuja Wang, Trombone Shorty, Club Foot Orchestra, "Stand Up, Stand Out," "Fury," and more great events on our radar this week.

Opera singer Russell Thomas on diversity, drive, and ‘Roberto Devereux’

Starring in SF Opera's latest, the tenor calls on arts institutions to "look to their communities" for talent that attracts audiences.

Party Radar: Tickets to paradise

Win a pass to Public Works' 30-hour anniversary party. Plus: Dr. Rubinstein, Navid Izadi, Leonce, SPRKLBB, DJ Heather and Colette, more.

Arts Forecast: Soundwave’s diverse, reverberating visions

Plus: Fringe Festival, Electronic Music Festival, Bay Area Now, Opera in the Park, Oakland Pride, and more upcoming events

Screen Grabs: The Last Movie, Perfect Blue, Pick of the Litter…

Let the Corpses Tan, No Date, No Signature, and more movies in cinemas this week.

Touching down on ‘Planet Celadon’

Inspired by a Korean moon jar, 'Asianaut' artist Genevieve Quick brings an eclectic performance to the Asian Art Museum, tap dancing and all.

Party Radar: BFFs Forever

BFF.fm's big anniversary bash. Plus: Cholo Goths, Bloody Mary, Derrick Carter, Stereo Argento, Juanita More's Birthday, a Sylvester tribute, more upcoming parties.

Examined Life: Power, patriarchy, and the imperfect guru

Buddhist teacher Noah Levine is dismissed from Against the Stream because of sexual misconduct. Now the organization is folding. Why does this song sound so familiar?

A showcase of ‘young blood’ Asian American writers

Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab Final Reading pools new talent and activist elders at Asian Art Museum

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

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

Puff: Ode to a bong

Nothing beats a classic glass puffer—but silicone bongs are on their way to help with breakage.

Arts Forecast: Clutter, Zinefest, Wavy Gravy

Fillmore Salsa Fest, 'Drugs in the Tenderloin,' Michael Jackson portraits, Paul Young and Midge Ure, and more upcoming events

A swell wave of female talent rolls in with TIDES

Vibrant showcase of local, women-led bands and visual artists with a charitable twist comes to El Rio August 29.

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Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

Prop. C will define progressive politics in SF

Homeless funding (along with state rent-control measure) pits tenants and community groups against landlords and Chamber of Commerce—and local officials will have to pick a side.

Loving Gilda Radner, as a comedy genius and friend

Laraine Newman remembers her 'Saturday Night Live' co-star, as new movie 'Love, Gilda' documents Radner's life.

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 wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

Ficks’ Picks from TIFF, part one: Strong Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

Five myths about the homeless problem in San Francisco

Most of what the politicians and the media are telling you isn't true. Here's why.