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OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

Faith leaders say it's a moral obligation to shelter homeless people in empty hotel rooms, now.

With Black community hard-hit by COVID, Bayview groups demand aid

Beds 4 Bayview and others lay out emergency needs for district ignored by city's coronavirus response effort.

Mayor, supervisors at odds over hotel rooms for homeless

Advocates say Breed needs to secure thousands of rooms; 'it's a matter of life and death.'

Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

LETTER FROM MEXICO: The pandemic throws social and economic inequalities into relief at the border and beyond

Supes increase pressure on mayor to find hotel space

Emergency bill would mandate 8,250 rooms for homeless, service workers.

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

It's way cheaper to rent hotel rooms than to pay for the ICU at SF General, but supes keep getting resistance.

Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

LETTER FROM MEXICO: The pandemic throws social and economic inequalities into relief at the border and beyond

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

While his pictures hang in an empty SFMOMA, the artist looks back at his career's pivotal moments and series.

With Thao’s ‘Phenom’ video, indie enters the Zoom era

The California music act's latest plays off isolation technology to strikingly creative effect.

Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

LETTER FROM MEXICO: The pandemic throws social and economic inequalities into relief at the border and beyond

Supes increase pressure on mayor to find hotel space

Emergency bill would mandate 8,250 rooms for homeless, service workers.

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

While his pictures hang in an empty SFMOMA, the artist looks back at his career's pivotal moments and series.

With Thao’s ‘Phenom’ video, indie enters the Zoom era

The California music act's latest plays off isolation technology to strikingly creative effect.

Screen Grabs: Fancy a little light streaming?

From Blaxploitation to Paddington—via Jean Harlow and naughty Danes—here are more suggestions for lifting your spirits.

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

It's way cheaper to rent hotel rooms than to pay for the ICU at SF General, but supes keep getting resistance.

Burger Boogaloo, other big fests reschedule in COVID wake

Fall festival season gets packed full of options as Mutek, BottleRock also move dates.

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

Faith leaders say it's a moral obligation to shelter homeless people in empty hotel rooms, now.

For taxi drivers, COVID is a brutal dilemma

Cabs are critical to seniors and disabled people who need to get to the grocery store -- but the industry is in serious trouble. Here's how drivers can get help.

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Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

LETTER FROM MEXICO: The pandemic throws social and economic inequalities into relief at the border and beyond

Supes increase pressure on mayor to find hotel space

Emergency bill would mandate 8,250 rooms for homeless, service workers.

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

It's way cheaper to rent hotel rooms than to pay for the ICU at SF General, but supes keep getting resistance.

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

Faith leaders say it's a moral obligation to shelter homeless people in empty hotel rooms, now.

For taxi drivers, COVID is a brutal dilemma

Cabs are critical to seniors and disabled people who need to get to the grocery store -- but the industry is in serious trouble. Here's how drivers can get help.

First COVID case in homeless shelter; supes demand hotel rooms

'We have the rooms. We have the money. We have the staff.' Why is the city putting thousands of lives at risk?

With Black community hard-hit by COVID, Bayview groups demand aid

Beds 4 Bayview and others lay out emergency needs for district ignored by city's coronavirus response effort.

Mayor, supervisors at odds over hotel rooms for homeless

Advocates say Breed needs to secure thousands of rooms; 'it's a matter of life and death.'

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

SF has allowed developers to build housing and offices for more and more people -- without paying for the infrastructure that we need to take care of them.

Where’s the money for health care and saving the planet? Well, we clearly have it

OPINION: The necessary response to the COVID outbreak shows how foolish politicians have been to say there's no money for the things the US -- and the world -- so desperately need.

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

New rules approved in a hurried Saturday Judicial Council meeting mean longer waits behind bars for people who are not convicted of a crime.

Foreign Correspondent: US beats the drums of war in Iran

Leaders in Washington and Tehran say they don’t want a full-scale war, but they are playing a dangerous game.

Who’s going to pay for the stimulus bill?

Young people are -- because Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos aren't.

SF cops keep telling homeless people to move

'Move along' orders continue in spite of health emergency

Leading drag and performance venue closes indefinitely

Like many spaces, SoMa nightclub Oasis tries to figure out how to survive without any live audiences.

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Arts + Culture

Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

LETTER FROM MEXICO: The pandemic throws social and economic inequalities into relief at the border and beyond

Supes increase pressure on mayor to find hotel space

Emergency bill would mandate 8,250 rooms for homeless, service workers.

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

While his pictures hang in an empty SFMOMA, the artist looks back at his career's pivotal moments and series.

With Thao’s ‘Phenom’ video, indie enters the Zoom era

The California music act's latest plays off isolation technology to strikingly creative effect.

Screen Grabs: Fancy a little light streaming?

From Blaxploitation to Paddington—via Jean Harlow and naughty Danes—here are more suggestions for lifting your spirits.

Burger Boogaloo, other big fests reschedule in COVID wake

Fall festival season gets packed full of options as Mutek, BottleRock also move dates.

Arts Forecast: Help save bookstores, drag queens, Frameline, more

Fabulous performances and benefit funds, plus a few pick-me-ups, as we band together to help the local scene.

New Music: Isaac Aesili’s ‘Hidden Truths’ brings elegant electronic grooves

The Maōri producer-DJ fuses multiple styles into a great backyard party record (solo with the Solo cups, please).

Screen Grabs: How about a little levity?

Suggestions for light streaming: Classic screwballs, surreal slapstick, low-rent aliens, and a doc to rival 'Tiger King.'

Puff: Crazy times deserve good weed, and good care

Clean your bong, wipe down delivery packaging, check dispensary hours—and chill at home with Fuzzies and more.

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

COVID froze tours, shuttered venues, shelved releases, and canceled festivals. Local bands do their best to carry on.

Screen Grabs: Buckle up for more cinematic adventure

Further streaming travels with a cheeky Brazilian Western, an Aladdin double-whammy, Antarctic exploration, more

Examined Life: Replace existing normal

In the wake of COVID-19, how can we make space for the fluctuating emotions that come with our suddenly transformed lives?

‘Rogue’ party uproar shows tech, journalism’s COVID-19 limits

Promoter's coronavirus illness, ticket sales snafu, viral reporting added to rage about techno event.

Party Radar: Fault Radio helps DJs stream through quarantine

Now that online nightlife connection is essential, this fantastic Bay Area site's founders are here to help.

Leading drag and performance venue closes indefinitely

Like many spaces, SoMa nightclub Oasis tries to figure out how to survive without any live audiences.

Arts Forecast: Apocalypse… but make it fashion!

The arts community is putting on a damn good face in this catastrophe, from floral masks to streaming Shakespeare and more.

50 years of Jimi Hendrix’s radical, redefining ‘Band of Gypsys’

Revisiting a classic album that proved to be a turning point in rock's political expressionism.

In Arts + Culture

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Supes increase pressure on mayor to find hotel space

Emergency bill would mandate 8,250 rooms for homeless, service workers.

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

It's way cheaper to rent hotel rooms than to pay for the ICU at SF General, but supes keep getting resistance.

For taxi drivers, COVID is a brutal dilemma

Cabs are critical to seniors and disabled people who need to get to the grocery store -- but the industry is in serious trouble. Here's how drivers can get help.

With Thao’s ‘Phenom’ video, indie enters the Zoom era

The California music act's latest plays off isolation technology to strikingly creative effect.

Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

LETTER FROM MEXICO: The pandemic throws social and economic inequalities into relief at the border and beyond

Screen Grabs: Fancy a little light streaming?

From Blaxploitation to Paddington—via Jean Harlow and naughty Danes—here are more suggestions for lifting your spirits.

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

Faith leaders say it's a moral obligation to shelter homeless people in empty hotel rooms, now.

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

While his pictures hang in an empty SFMOMA, the artist looks back at his career's pivotal moments and series.

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.

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