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Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

Loud rally keeps investors from entering units during the COVID crisis.

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Ruling opens the door for citizen initiatives to tax big business -- just when that's most needed.

Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

Loud rally keeps investors from entering units during the COVID crisis.

SF Superior Court ends Zero Bail Policy, threatening public health

In a secretive and inexplicable move, judges decide that even minor crimes can keep suspects in jail for up to 30 hours -- as jail COVID cases rise by 40 percent.

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

Hundreds of callers submit hours and hours of testimony on police budget and police staffing levels.

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

The Houston global-psych trio adds voices to its latest album, upping the stakes and carving out something unique

Dare to be a ‘Brave Sis’? It’s all in the planner

Rozella Kennedy's day planner celebrating determined women of color seems just the right thing for right now.

Deerhoof’s ‘Future Teenage Cave Artists’ scrawls a calamitous fairy tale

Dance to the sounds of the post-human trash heap on the SF-based band's new album

Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

Loud rally keeps investors from entering units during the COVID crisis.

SF Superior Court ends Zero Bail Policy, threatening public health

In a secretive and inexplicable move, judges decide that even minor crimes can keep suspects in jail for up to 30 hours -- as jail COVID cases rise by 40 percent.

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

Hundreds of callers submit hours and hours of testimony on police budget and police staffing levels.

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

Would Walton’s CAREN bill have saved Alex Nieto’s life?

Supervisor wants to stop racial-profiling 911 calls -- which have led to a lot of deaths of people of color.

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

The Houston global-psych trio adds voices to its latest album, upping the stakes and carving out something unique

Dare to be a ‘Brave Sis’? It’s all in the planner

Rozella Kennedy's day planner celebrating determined women of color seems just the right thing for right now.

Deerhoof’s ‘Future Teenage Cave Artists’ scrawls a calamitous fairy tale

Dance to the sounds of the post-human trash heap on the SF-based band's new album

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

Fairbanks, Murnau, Pabst, and more bring a golden age to your home screen. Plus a new Ferlinghetti doc and more

Petition seeks to get Facebook CEO name off SF General Hospital

'Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to stop hate, lies, racism, and disinformation from running rampant on Facebook is counter to the values San Franciscans hold dear'

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

'Into the Streets' is a colorful, lively guide to the country's resistance movements, aimed at young adults but essential reading for all

A brief history of replacing Trump with kittens

At first, a purr-worthy plugin purged Web images of authoritarian leaders. Now, it's a call to claw out new media sources

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Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

Loud rally keeps investors from entering units during the COVID crisis.

SF Superior Court ends Zero Bail Policy, threatening public health

In a secretive and inexplicable move, judges decide that even minor crimes can keep suspects in jail for up to 30 hours -- as jail COVID cases rise by 40 percent.

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

Hundreds of callers submit hours and hours of testimony on police budget and police staffing levels.

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

Would Walton’s CAREN bill have saved Alex Nieto’s life?

Supervisor wants to stop racial-profiling 911 calls -- which have led to a lot of deaths of people of color.

Petition seeks to get Facebook CEO name off SF General Hospital

'Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to stop hate, lies, racism, and disinformation from running rampant on Facebook is counter to the values San Franciscans hold dear'

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

'Into the Streets' is a colorful, lively guide to the country's resistance movements, aimed at young adults but essential reading for all

A brief history of replacing Trump with kittens

At first, a purr-worthy plugin purged Web images of authoritarian leaders. Now, it's a call to claw out new media sources

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

Why is this radical economic inequality not at the top of everyone's political agenda—from Joe Biden to Gavin Newsom and London Breed?

Jane Morrison, lifelong activist, dies at 100

She was an urban environmentalist before anybody knew what that meant -- and a hero and mentor to many.

Anatomy of a corrupt $125 million city contract

Hearing reveals explosive data on how JCDecaux was in a filthy deal with the city -- a deal that now may be going down the toilet.

Foreign correspondent: Libya, the forgotten war

Though it has disappeared from headlines, Libya’s humanitarian crisis continues unabated

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Ruling opens the door for citizen initiatives to tax big business -- just when that's most needed.

OPINION: Defunding the police is just one step

We need to look at all the laws that divide the 'entitled' from the 'non-entitled.'

Culture of casual corruption faces political reckoning

Major DPW reform measures headed for board, and maybe ballot, vote -- who is going to line up on the side of the status quo?

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Arts + Culture

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

The Houston global-psych trio adds voices to its latest album, upping the stakes and carving out something unique

Dare to be a ‘Brave Sis’? It’s all in the planner

Rozella Kennedy's day planner celebrating determined women of color seems just the right thing for right now.

Deerhoof’s ‘Future Teenage Cave Artists’ scrawls a calamitous fairy tale

Dance to the sounds of the post-human trash heap on the SF-based band's new album

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

Fairbanks, Murnau, Pabst, and more bring a golden age to your home screen. Plus a new Ferlinghetti doc and more

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

'Into the Streets' is a colorful, lively guide to the country's resistance movements, aimed at young adults but essential reading for all

A brief history of replacing Trump with kittens

At first, a purr-worthy plugin purged Web images of authoritarian leaders. Now, it's a call to claw out new media sources

Let your mind take ‘a darling walk’ through Creativity Explored’s latest

Named from a Lorine Niedecker poem, the nonprofit's retrospective wanders colorfully from intimate to nostalgic.

Out of the Crate: Revolutionary records to spin you into summer

Fire it up with classics and new releases from Sylvester, Run the Jewels, Caroline Rose, Eugene McDaniels, more

A display of belonging and hope in Chinatown (and on Instagram)

Christine Wong Yap's new projects collect memories and provide art for essential workers and online viewers

Screen Grabs: In the grip of hard truths—both political and personal

The Truth, Disclosure, Mr. Jones, and a slew of documentaries tackle everything from Soviet famine to Las Vegas shooting

New Music: An array of excellent sounds to discover (and artists to support)

Bandcamp Day gives us the opportunity to clue you in on terrific releases, with proceeds going directly to musicians.

Diving into Sespool’s genre-agnostic indie rap

A MySpace wipeout, a painful breakup, and his band's hiatus have led the Bay Area musician to hone his own sound.

Screen Grabs: Cinema’s future in doubt, but these world classics endure

Groundbreaking films from Hungary, breathtaking Chilean trilogy, an erotic Brazilian treat—plus a night at the drive-in.

Laborfest 2020 highlights global struggle from Vietnam to George Floyd uprising

A packed month for the essential fest, featuring SF Mime Troupe, labor leaders, film, arts, music, more

A laser, a dog, and grape gum lead to feminist superpower in ‘Equality Girls’

Aya de Léon tackles sexism and a lecherous president in her vibrant new kids book

People’s March on Pride: Reclaiming the streets and looking fierce

Pride was canceled, but colorful marchers stepped out to revive its radical Gay Liberation message.

In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ filmmaker Dawn Porter limns civil rights icon

The Bay Area director's new doc follows the congressional lion from early years to legendary status.

New Music: With ‘Move Out,’ SUMif drops a rousing synth command

The SF electropop outfit, headed by Steph Wells, applies a summer vibe to the end of a whirlwind romance.

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Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

A brief history of replacing Trump with kittens

At first, a purr-worthy plugin purged Web images of authoritarian leaders. Now, it's a call to claw out new media sources

Would Walton’s CAREN bill have saved Alex Nieto’s life?

Supervisor wants to stop racial-profiling 911 calls -- which have led to a lot of deaths of people of color.

SF Superior Court ends Zero Bail Policy, threatening public health

In a secretive and inexplicable move, judges decide that even minor crimes can keep suspects in jail for up to 30 hours -- as jail COVID cases rise by 40 percent.

Dare to be a ‘Brave Sis’? It’s all in the planner

Rozella Kennedy's day planner celebrating determined women of color seems just the right thing for right now.

Petition seeks to get Facebook CEO name off SF General Hospital

'Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to stop hate, lies, racism, and disinformation from running rampant on Facebook is counter to the values San Franciscans hold dear'

Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

Loud rally keeps investors from entering units during the COVID crisis.

Nancy Pelosi just announced her retirement

The deal she cut to remain speaker means she plans to step down in 2022 -- which will set off a wild campaign for one of the most coveted jobs in SF politics.

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

Hundreds of callers submit hours and hours of testimony on police budget and police staffing levels.

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

The Houston global-psych trio adds voices to its latest album, upping the stakes and carving out something unique

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