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A bad week for the Yimby narrative

New studies show that building more market-rate housing for rich people doesn't bring down rents for everyone else.

Drag queens fight for their home after Ellis Act eviction notice

Tenants claim LGBT discrimination in case that goes to trial in November; rally in support on Mon/6 5pm-7pm.

Breed, Wiener endorse transphobic School Board candidate

Josephine Zhao getting support despite comments about "public moral issues" with gender-neutral bathrooms.

The Chron hates ‘dark money’ — except in San Francisco

Plenty of outrage on the national front—but nothing but love for Ron Conway and his secret campaign money at home

Screen Grabs: Crazy Rich Asians, young skaters, Personal Problems

Panorama Colombia festival, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Araby, a tribute to local legend Claude Heater and more in cinemas this week.

Arts Forecast: Pistahan, Salsa Festival, Ronnie Spector …

Global Soul, Emo Night, Writers with Drinks, Harry Potter in concert, and more things to do besides Outside Lands.

Breed, Wiener endorse transphobic School Board candidate

Josephine Zhao getting support despite comments about "public moral issues" with gender-neutral bathrooms.

The very odd Breed Administration memo on homeless policy

Chron, Chamber of Commerce use unusual 'study' to attack ballot measure taxing the biggest businesses to provide housing and services

Screen Grabs: Crazy Rich Asians, young skaters, Personal Problems

Panorama Colombia festival, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Araby, a tribute to local legend Claude Heater and more in cinemas this week.

A bad week for the Yimby narrative

New studies show that building more market-rate housing for rich people doesn't bring down rents for everyone else.

American Psychological Association beats back military psychologists

After torture collusion report, humanitarian orgs and progressive members unite to support ban at psychologists in Guantanamo Bay, black sites.

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Breed, Wiener endorse transphobic School Board candidate

Josephine Zhao getting support despite comments about "public moral issues" with gender-neutral bathrooms.

The very odd Breed Administration memo on homeless policy

Chron, Chamber of Commerce use unusual 'study' to attack ballot measure taxing the biggest businesses to provide housing and services

A bad week for the Yimby narrative

New studies show that building more market-rate housing for rich people doesn't bring down rents for everyone else.

American Psychological Association beats back military psychologists

After torture collusion report, humanitarian orgs and progressive members unite to support ban at psychologists in Guantanamo Bay, black sites.

Psychologists push to return to Guantanamo Bay

Debate over ban instituted after torture collusion report flares ahead of American Psychologists Association convention in SF.

Drag queens fight for their home after Ellis Act eviction notice

Tenants claim LGBT discrimination in case that goes to trial in November; rally in support on Mon/6 5pm-7pm.

Huge crowd cheers Democratic Socialist message of Ocasio-Cortez

'In the wealthiest society in the history of humanity, we can have nice things.'

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices

There are very good reasons to support a ban on cannabis outlets in this historic cultural, commercial, and residential district

OPINION: Yes we cannabis — even in Chinatown

Why neighborhood carve-outs banning a legal product are a bad idea

Why Trump will lose the trade war with China

The tariffs and sanctions are going to hurt everyone, in China, Mexico, Canada ... and the US

The Chron hates ‘dark money’ — except in San Francisco

Plenty of outrage on the national front—but nothing but love for Ron Conway and his secret campaign money at home

Why can’t we fix the DMV?

Assemblymember Phil Ting is taking on a problem that affects almost everyone in the state -- and that plays right into the Republicans' hands.

Homelessness and sexual violence

Why SF needs to better see the connections between these two horrific problems

Trump, the Deep State, and grassroots democracy

Understanding the two political narratives competing for public attention today - and the one that gets all the news media attention

In News + Politics

Arts + Culture

Screen Grabs: Crazy Rich Asians, young skaters, Personal Problems

Panorama Colombia festival, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Araby, a tribute to local legend Claude Heater and more in cinemas this week.

Arts Forecast: Pistahan, Salsa Festival, Ronnie Spector …

Global Soul, Emo Night, Writers with Drinks, Harry Potter in concert, and more things to do besides Outside Lands.

Screen Grabs: BlacKkKlansman, Atomic Cafe, Nico 1988…

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, and more in cinemas this week

Puff: Growing like a weed

Little Mary Lou is growing up! More adventures in raising a cannabis plant at home.

Screen Grabs: Alice Cooper, Cecil Beaton, Rahsaan Roland Kirk….

A trio of tributes to vastly different personalities. Plus: Miracle Mile, Christopher Robin, Good Manners, and more in cinemas this week

Tattoo legend “Lew the Jew” Alberts rediscovered at CJM

Local tattoo hero Don Ed Hardy displays art, letters, and more from the early 20th century body art pioneer.

‘Dark Money’ explores the terrible consequences of Citizens United

Kimberly Reed's new documentary follows a Montana journalist as he traces the pernicious effect of corporate money on politics.

Arts Forecast: Hip-hop pioneers, classic punks, Hawaiian fun…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Veronica Klaus, the Darts, Waterseed, Karen Solomon's pickling tips, and more to do this week.

Review: ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ has powerhouse vocals, timely resonance

Bay Area Musicals' latest production is full of verve and tragic parallels to today—even if the songs aren't quite hummable.

Party Radar: Here, piggy, piggy (oink!)

Dore Alley Fair and Sunset Campout fill the nightlife trough with gems. Plus: Gray Area Fest, Golf Clap, A Club Called Rhonda, Marvina 7, Pender Street Steppers, more.

Screen Grabs: Dark Money, Generation Wealth, Everything Else

McQueen, a Jacques Becker retrospective, Milford Graves: Full Mantis, and more in cinemas this week.

Happy trails! Checking out portable cannabis dab kits

Happy Dab Kits for on the go dabbers and fancier Anlerr Homles pipes—do they make the grade?

Party Radar: A Wicked weekend, indeed

Gothic Lolita Ball, Doc Sleep, Magda, Pachanga Boys, Charlotte the Baroness—and Wicked celebrates 27 years of legendary raving!

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

In Arts + Culture

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Breed, Wiener endorse transphobic School Board candidate

Josephine Zhao getting support despite comments about "public moral issues" with gender-neutral bathrooms.

The very odd Breed Administration memo on homeless policy

Chron, Chamber of Commerce use unusual 'study' to attack ballot measure taxing the biggest businesses to provide housing and services

A bad week for the Yimby narrative

New studies show that building more market-rate housing for rich people doesn't bring down rents for everyone else.

Screen Grabs: Crazy Rich Asians, young skaters, Personal Problems

Panorama Colombia festival, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Araby, a tribute to local legend Claude Heater and more in cinemas this week.

Wiener featured guest at banquet of landlord activist who opposes transgender rights

Josephine Zhao, who says allowing kids to use the right bathroom will lead to rape and moral decay, is host of Wiener event

American Psychological Association beats back military psychologists

After torture collusion report, humanitarian orgs and progressive members unite to support ban at psychologists in Guantanamo Bay, black sites.

The big right-wing money in key East Bay Assembly race

Govern for California, brought to you by charter-school lovers and Ron Conway, is a major player in the race for a Richmond-Berkeley-Oakland seat

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.

Drag queens fight for their home after Ellis Act eviction notice

Tenants claim LGBT discrimination in case that goes to trial in November; rally in support on Mon/6 5pm-7pm.