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Halting the epidemic of housing demolitions

New bill would protect existing affordable housing, which the city is losing almost as fast a new housing can be built.

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Why is there no community process to determine which Soma developers will get their valuable permits under Prop. M?

Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.

Election winners and losers in SF

A lot of votes still to count, but it looks like a big night for progressives -- and a rough night for Big Tech and Real Estate (and the mayor)

Arts Forecast: A Camp Fire benefit that couldn’t be more San Francisco

Plus: Bawdy Storytelling, David Broza, DJ Bone, Merzbow, SF Neon Walking Tour, and more this week.

SFFILM Awards’ stars speak about Hollywood’s growing diversity

Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, Boots Riley, Ishmael Reed, and more talk to us about shaking the business up.

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 covered jobs in SF politics.

Sex, Russia, and impeachment

Blaming Trump's victory on Russia is not a smart narrative for Democrats, and could backfire.

Arts Forecast: A Camp Fire benefit that couldn’t be more San Francisco

Plus: Bawdy Storytelling, David Broza, DJ Bone, Merzbow, SF Neon Walking Tour, and more this week.

SFFILM Awards’ stars speak about Hollywood’s growing diversity

Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, Boots Riley, Ishmael Reed, and more talk to us about shaking the business up.

A Green New Deal protest at Pelosi’s office

Climate activists want the incoming speaker to join the call for a select committee to overhaul the fossil-fuel economy and create sustainable jobs.

Halting the epidemic of housing demolitions

New bill would protect existing affordable housing, which the city is losing almost as fast a new housing can be built.

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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 covered jobs in SF politics.

Sex, Russia, and impeachment

Blaming Trump's victory on Russia is not a smart narrative for Democrats, and could backfire.

A Green New Deal protest at Pelosi’s office

Climate activists want the incoming speaker to join the call for a select committee to overhaul the fossil-fuel economy and create sustainable jobs.

Halting the epidemic of housing demolitions

New bill would protect existing affordable housing, which the city is losing almost as fast a new housing can be built.

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Why is there no community process to determine which Soma developers will get their valuable permits under Prop. M?

Behind the battle for board president

Why is it a problem that a progressive woman is openly campaigning for the job?

Join us for our Best of the Bay holiday party this Thursday!

Music, entertainment, nibbles, bubbles, and the Best of the Bay!

A new housing ‘compact’ looks a lot like a developer’s dream

Nonprofit leaders seeking consensus come up with a deal: Modest tenant protections in exchange for more market-rate housing and displacement.

SF keeps losing affordable housing

Plus: The future of a municipal bank, Free City College forever .. and look at which public officials are supporting the Yimbys. That's The Agenda for Dec. 9-16

Special Report: Scenes from the migrant caravan in Tijuana, part 2

“We all cross or nobody crosses.” The migrants are moved, but vow to stick together. Plus: how you can help.

Special Report: Scenes from the migrant caravan in Tijuana, part 1

Anthropologists from UC Berkeley document the treatment of the migrants as they face heavy weather and delays at the border.

Wiener’s new housing bill is radically unfair

The senator assumes the private market will solve our problems. That has never worked.

Beyond Zuckerberg General Hospital

Are philanthropy and charity really solutions to society's problems?

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

It's hard to campaign to be a neighborhood supervisor when you attack neighborhoods.

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

And should the city be allowing tech-office creep in what used to be an area where light industry could prosper?

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Arts + Culture

Arts Forecast: A Camp Fire benefit that couldn’t be more San Francisco

Plus: Bawdy Storytelling, David Broza, DJ Bone, Merzbow, SF Neon Walking Tour, and more this week.

SFFILM Awards’ stars speak about Hollywood’s growing diversity

Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, Boots Riley, Ishmael Reed, and more talk to us about shaking the business up.

Screen Grabs: Robin Hood, Spider-Verse, The Quake …

Japanese animation masters, a South African fairy tale, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Julia Roberts' return ... Read our reviews!

Doormat Division: Our local teams could still be the worst ever

Niners and Raiders could actually go 3-13! We report from the moldy basement on the worst of the NFL

Join us for our Best of the Bay holiday party this Thursday!

Music, entertainment, nibbles, bubbles, and the Best of the Bay!

Best movies of 2018? Film Critics Circle makes its picks

Change-of-pace turns, complex villains, majestic scores, classic-saving cuts, heart-tugging docs awarded this year

Life is hard. Say yes to that. 

As we move toward the end of the year, remember: Even when the options all seem bad, you can still make a good choice. 

Austen, downstairs, in ‘The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly’

Neiry Rojo and Marin Theatre Company cast play off 'Pride & Prejudice' from the servants' point of view.

Party Radar: Cinthie, Orbital, WonderFull 15 …

Ah Mer Ah Su, Lady Ryan, Norm Talley, Studio 5'4, and more great parties this weekend.

Screen Grabs: Holiday zombies, wild Youtubers, Japanese classics…

Bitter Melon, The Brood, Roger Ailes doc, German Expressionism, and more coming to cinemas. Read our reviews!

Fearless artist Keith Haring’s sister tells his tale, for all ages

Kay Haring's new children's book 'The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing' highlights his vibrant drive for a better world.

“Buildings demolished on your cellphone”: Ratskin Records’ experimental resilience

Through Ghost Ship tragedy to 183-song release, Michael Dadonna's label delivers interesting music from diverse players.

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Animal Collective, Dear Evan Hansen…

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, Conference of the Birds, Dark Crystal, Kiese Laymon, and more this week

Puff: Traveling with your stash

As holidays (and winter vacations) approach, here are some tips for flying around the country with cannabis.

After the mudslides, Kendra McKinley’s musical dispatch from ‘Big Sur Island’

For 'Henry Miller Memorial Library Sessions' EP, local singer-songwriter took Joni Mitchell, relative isolation as guides.

As a queer POC, El Beh finds joy in playing ‘Mary Poppins’

Actor sees the gently radical side of the classic, class-conscious children's musical character in SF Playhouse production.

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ zaps, then entrances

Gossamer storyline and hypnotic tunes take trademark feats of derring-do in a surprisingly sweet direction.

A decade of pure disco bliss at Go BANG!

Generation-spanning party that celebrates SF's musical history turns 10 with, yes, a bang.

Review: Gas looms through the trees at Recombinant Festival

Wolfgang Voigt's storied ambient project debuts in SF with ethereal Königsforst vibes and earthy visions of erlkings.

Viggo Mortensen on ‘Green Book,’ personal growth, and racism in America

"You can only cure ignorance through experience" says the star, tipped for an Oscar nomination in his latest movie.

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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 covered jobs in SF politics.

Halting the epidemic of housing demolitions

New bill would protect existing affordable housing, which the city is losing almost as fast a new housing can be built.

Arts Forecast: A Camp Fire benefit that couldn’t be more San Francisco

Plus: Bawdy Storytelling, David Broza, DJ Bone, Merzbow, SF Neon Walking Tour, and more this week.

Behind the battle for board president

Why is it a problem that a progressive woman is openly campaigning for the job?

Best of the Bay 2018: Food & Drink Winners

Your picks for Best Burrito, Best Sushi, Best Breakfast, Best Happy Hour, Best Bartender, and more

Sex, Russia, and impeachment

Blaming Trump's victory on Russia is not a smart narrative for Democrats, and could backfire.

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Why is there no community process to determine which Soma developers will get their valuable permits under Prop. M?

SF keeps losing affordable housing

Plus: The future of a municipal bank, Free City College forever .. and look at which public officials are supporting the Yimbys. That's The Agenda for Dec. 9-16

Screen Grabs: Robin Hood, Spider-Verse, The Quake …

Japanese animation masters, a South African fairy tale, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Julia Roberts' return ... Read our reviews!