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Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

Plus: Progressives rally around Gordon Mar -- and a powerful housing measure needs help

D4 supervisors race is now wide open

Anointed front-runner Jessica Ho now has some serious competition -- and this seat could be in play for progressives

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Carlos Gutierrez, Presente!

We lost a warrior for justice. He will not be forgotten

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

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Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Carlos Gutierrez, Presente!

We lost a warrior for justice. He will not be forgotten

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump — jockeying for power in Syria

Foreign Correspondent: While foreign powers continue their squabbles, Syrian civilians pay the price.

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

Inaugural program disses opponents, has little talk of working with the progressive majority on the board

Supes reject Farrell’s final Police Commission nominee

Mayor Breed will now get two nominations to a commission that has struggled to hold rogue officers in check

OPINION: We need housing, not more offices, in Soma

The Planning Commission keeps approving commercial buildings, making the jobs-housing balance worse

OPINION: Stopping rent-hikes in affordable housing

A for-profit developer keeps trying to charge residents more money in an affordable housing project in Bayview Hunters Point

Measure to tax big, rich corporations to fund housing for the homeless heads for November ballot

After a dramatic, last-minute, grassroots effort, Our City Our Home turns in 28,000 signatures, setting up an epic battle with very clear political lines.

Joe O’Donoghue sues Willie Brown over Breed campaign money

Complaint says former mayor diverted $50,000 check that was supposed to go to a Breed IE

Protest Salesforce and its connection to ICE!

Plus: Accountability for the police -- and for PG&E. That's The Agenda for July 9-15

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

Plus: Progressives rally around Gordon Mar -- and a powerful housing measure needs help

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The ambush of Scott Wiener's net neutrality bill was just the latest example of how one industry holds almost unlimited power in Sacramento.

Foreign Correspondent: A political landslide in Mexico

On Sunday, democratic socialist Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a stunning 53 percent of the presidential vote, transforming the political landscape.

OPINION: What went wrong June 5 — and what we can learn

The strategy of running two progressive candidates for mayor didn't work -- and the left needs to get better about vote-by-mail turnout

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Arts + Culture

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

‘Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood’ at SFMOMA celebrates plucky cinematic classics

From 'Body and Soul' to 'Do the Right Thing,' the three-week series brings African American directors to the fore.

Fake news and viral lies: de Young show and panel examine propaganda

"Rumors, Retweets, and Reason" panel and "Weapons of Mass Seduction" exhibit look at the power and prevention of misinformation.

Pioneering machine artist Kal Spelletich is being evicted: Help save his robots!

The teacher and inventor who brought robots and flamethrowers to Burning Man must leave his home and studio of 25 years.

Screen Grabs: Yellow Submarine, Sleaze Apocalypse, Star Wars with the Symphony …

Godmonster of Indian Flats, Ava, a day of home movies from the San Francisco Italian-American community, and more in cinemas this week

An Asian American twist on the bourgeoisie, white wine included

Leah Nanako Winkler's new play 'Two Mile Hollow' at Potrero Stage fills familiar 'white people by the water' roles with different faces.

Screen Grabs: Sorry To Bother You, Whitney, The King…

Three Identical Strangers, "Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood," The Films of Aki Kaurismaki, That Summer, more in cinemas this week.

Giving your pet some CBD love

Treating your furry friend's anxiety or pain with cannabinoids is becoming more popular: Here are a couple recommendations.

The sheer audacity of ‘Angels in America’

Berkeley Rep's brilliant revival is both homecoming and reckoning for Tony Kushner's 25-year-old 'Gay Fantasia on National Themes"

Comedian Gina Yashere rides the ‘up’ elevator to stardom

From Otis repair engineer to Trevor Noah Show regular, the British sensation brings her act to Freight and Salvage.

Seeing Red: SF Mime Troupe is making it a socialist summer

57-year-old agit-prop institution's latest takes us back in time to when it seemed America was on the brink of something bigger

Leticia del Toro grounds her ‘Cafe Colima’ in the lives of ‘everyday Latinas’

Short fiction award-winner speaks about growing up under Reagan in Crocket, Ca., and the pressing need for diversity in literature

Arts Forecast: Gray Area Festival lineup, Laborfest, Fillmore Jazz Fest…

Pink Flamingos, Stereo Argento, The Go-Go's, All Day I Dream, and more this week—plus a protest against family separations at the border.

Screen Grabs: Jaws, RGB, Leave No Trace …

"Black Panthers in '68," Damsel, Breath, and more in cinemas this week. Plus, details on how you can help save Opera Plaza Cinemas.

Examined Life: Far to fall

Bourdain, Spade, and Stone: If we want our heroes to thrive, we have to stop expecting them to be heroic.

Hattie McDaniel’s pioneering, tumultuous life—in song

Vickilyn Reynolds's latest musical production about the first African American Oscar winner had humor, pizzazz, and poignancy.

Pride gets Xtra with vogue legend grand marshalls Luis and Jose Xtravaganza

From Madonna's pinnacle to new FX series 'Pose,' the most recognizable faces of the dance form will celebrate its longevity in the parade, Sun/24.

Blasting off from the Catskills in ACT’s ‘A Walk on the Moon’

World premiere musical takes on the social upheaval of the '60s with beautiful voices and plenty of chutzpah.

In Arts + Culture

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Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

Carlos Gutierrez, Presente!

We lost a warrior for justice. He will not be forgotten

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

Inaugural program disses opponents, has little talk of working with the progressive majority on the board

Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Fake news and viral lies: de Young show and panel examine propaganda

"Rumors, Retweets, and Reason" panel and "Weapons of Mass Seduction" exhibit look at the power and prevention of misinformation.

Measure to tax big, rich corporations to fund housing for the homeless heads for November ballot

After a dramatic, last-minute, grassroots effort, Our City Our Home turns in 28,000 signatures, setting up an epic battle with very clear political lines.

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.