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Supes want to crack down on massage businesses

Both therapeutic massage outlets and sex-worker advocates oppose measure by Sup. Katy Tang

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

New study says rent control doesn’t discourage new housing

USC researchers say the data shows that Prop. 10 wouldn't stifle housing production. That's a direct challenge to the real-estate industry campaign

Gascon will step down — but who will step up?

The district attorney was facing a political squeeze and in serious trouble. So now will the progressives find a candidate?

Join us Thursday, October 18, for live music and pre-election cheer

The Deadliners headline a neighborly fundraiser for 48 Hills—and a shot of energy as we face the midterms!

Pucks to plays: Former hockey pro brings drama to Magic Theatre

As 'The Resting Place' opens, playwright Ashlin Halfnight compares the teamwork of contact sports to the stage.

Supes want to crack down on massage businesses

Both therapeutic massage outlets and sex-worker advocates oppose measure by Sup. Katy Tang

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

The neighborhood case for Proposition 10

The measure would restore local control to cities, who can address their housing needs

Join us Thursday, October 18, for live music and pre-election cheer

The Deadliners headline a neighborly fundraiser for 48 Hills—and a shot of energy as we face the midterms!

Pucks to plays: Former hockey pro brings drama to Magic Theatre

As 'The Resting Place' opens, playwright Ashlin Halfnight compares the teamwork of contact sports to the stage.

Party Radar: El Rio’s 40th, Bardot-A-Go-Go, Juliana Huxtable …

Mercury Soul, Breakbot, Daedelus, Aurora Halal, more. Plus: updates on Elbo Room, SFPD's hip-hop crackdown, and Halloween.

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Supes want to crack down on massage businesses

Both therapeutic massage outlets and sex-worker advocates oppose measure by Sup. Katy Tang

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

The neighborhood case for Proposition 10

The measure would restore local control to cities, who can address their housing needs

Join us Thursday, October 18, for live music and pre-election cheer

The Deadliners headline a neighborly fundraiser for 48 Hills—and a shot of energy as we face the midterms!

New study says rent control doesn’t discourage new housing

USC researchers say the data shows that Prop. 10 wouldn't stifle housing production. That's a direct challenge to the real-estate industry campaign

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It's the oligarchy vs. the community and the people as we head to the ballot

Breed’s opposition to Prop. C shows she’s on the side of big business

And her statement defending her position is based on inaccurate Chamber of Commerce talking points

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.

BREAKING: 2,500 Marriott workers go on strike

Massive walkout by Local 2 members will go on 'until we have the contract we deserve,' union leader says

DeShawn Patton sentenced to state prison

All-White 'anti-crime' group pushes hard time for 21-year-old who was headed for supervised probation

Gascon will step down — but who will step up?

The district attorney was facing a political squeeze and in serious trouble. So now will the progressives find a candidate?

Big donor supports GOP Senate campaign, Lindsey Graham … and Jessica Ho, Sonja Trauss, and Christine Johnson

Some question the role of Diane Wilsey in pushing the GOP agenda -- and promoting three SF supervisor candidates

Who supports real rent control — and environmental justice in Bayview?

Plus: Do we need Whole Foods or housing on Jackson and Van Ness? That's The Agenda for Oct. 1 to Oct. 7

Rape Culture and the Kavanaugh hearings

Even in 2018, survivors of sexual assault can't get justice -- on any stage

No job loss from Prop. C — but plenty of benefits

Report by city economist directly contradicts the Chamber of Commerce, shows that Prop. C will reduce homelessness and improve the city's business climate

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Arts + Culture

The Doormat Division: Down go the Titanics …

The latest installment of the worst teams in the worst league in America

Join us Thursday, October 18, for live music and pre-election cheer

The Deadliners headline a neighborly fundraiser for 48 Hills—and a shot of energy as we face the midterms!

Pucks to plays: Former hockey pro brings drama to Magic Theatre

As 'The Resting Place' opens, playwright Ashlin Halfnight compares the teamwork of contact sports to the stage.

Party Radar: El Rio’s 40th, Bardot-A-Go-Go, Juliana Huxtable …

Mercury Soul, Breakbot, Daedelus, Aurora Halal, more. Plus: updates on Elbo Room, SFPD's hip-hop crackdown, and Halloween.

Arts Forecast: Behold, the mighty Litquake!

Plus: Open Studios, Forbidden Futures, Treasure Island Music Fest, Street Food Fest, Moby Dick Marathon, more

Rupert Everett on ‘Happy Prince,’ gay victories, and Oscar Wilde’s schlong

The actor details his journey to bring Wilde's story to the screen—and the history that happened along the way.

Chekhov, with some curveballs, in Cutting Ball’s ‘Uncle Vanya’

Actors aloft, hanging mics, and George Saulnier as a funny Uncle in the latest reimagining of the classic play

Old school Chinatown funk? 50 years of Jest Jammin’ with Rev. Norman Fong

From the turbulent, racist '60s to next week's Chinatown CDC fundraiser, the band keeps the Motown hits coming.

The Doormat Division, Week 5

Some surprising new losers, and some old faves, in the race to be the worst team in the worst sports league in the US

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.

ACT’s ‘Sweat’ asks: When does class solidarity end and racism begin?

Lynn Nottage's sensational play doesn't flinch from showing how decisions of distant capitalists slice deeply into workers' lives.

Need a little lift? Meet the local queen of microdosing

Marcia Gagliardi's Mymilligram.com introduces low-dose, high quality products to the canna-curious—including her mom.

25 cheers for the Kinsey Sicks!

SF's dragapella beauty-shop quartet celebrates a quarter century of tart political wit—and bids farewell to Rachel.

Transgender rights battle continues, on Trump’s rocky ground

Transgender Law Center's Kris Hayashi speaks about continued challenges and recent triumphs at Berkeley's 'Uncharted' ideas fest.

Doormat Division, Week 4

We give you the worst results in the worst sports league in the world

The Mekons’ Sally Timms twangs in to support Community Land Trust

Country-punk legend speaks out about musical politics, joins bandmate Jon Langford for special Thu/4 benefit.

Power, corruption, and lust: A timely ‘Tosca’ at SF Opera

Bread and Puppet Theater veteran Shawna Lucey drew on years in Russia to direct latest staging of Puccini classic.

‘Uncharted’ fills Berkeley with adventurous voices

Producers of sixth annual 'Festival of Ideas' revel in unusual juxtapositions and unexpected directions.

Hold, please, for Text Me Records

Local label honcho Patrick Brown on his eclectic roster, collaborative DIY model, and the lasting influence of Soulja Boy

Screen Grabs: Mill Valley, SF Dance, Drunken Film Fests ….

FU: Filmmakers delight, Calling All Earthlings, tributes to Satjajit Ray and Antonio Lopez, Queercore, more new films

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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

The neighborhood case for Proposition 10

The measure would restore local control to cities, who can address their housing needs

New study says rent control doesn’t discourage new housing

USC researchers say the data shows that Prop. 10 wouldn't stifle housing production. That's a direct challenge to the real-estate industry campaign

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.

Pucks to plays: Former hockey pro brings drama to Magic Theatre

As 'The Resting Place' opens, playwright Ashlin Halfnight compares the teamwork of contact sports to the stage.

Join us Thursday, October 18, for live music and pre-election cheer

The Deadliners headline a neighborly fundraiser for 48 Hills—and a shot of energy as we face the midterms!

Supes want to crack down on massage businesses

Both therapeutic massage outlets and sex-worker advocates oppose measure by Sup. Katy Tang

Breed’s opposition to Prop. C shows she’s on the side of big business

And her statement defending her position is based on inaccurate Chamber of Commerce talking points

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It's the oligarchy vs. the community and the people as we head to the ballot