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BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.

Supes vote on Breed’s Rent Board appointee will be political test

Are there eight votes to defy the mayor's appointment of a Rent Board member who many say is clearly unqualified?

BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.

Will Julian Assange get a fair trial in the US?

He's pissed off pretty much everyone with any power in Washington DC.

At Mutek.SF fest the techno is ambitious. So is the food.

The festival of digital creativity's food program aims to fight climate change, while serving Nordic, Malaysian, and vegetarian meals.

Arts Forecast: Easter with the Sisters returns to Dolores Park, more

Helen of Troy, a 4/20 Blowout benefit, Caminos Flamencos, art from the AIDS era, Prince's early years, a cowboy 'Hamlet,' and more.

BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.

Will Julian Assange get a fair trial in the US?

He's pissed off pretty much everyone with any power in Washington DC.

Supes vote on Breed’s Rent Board appointee will be political test

Are there eight votes to defy the mayor's appointment of a Rent Board member who many say is clearly unqualified?

Pulitzer-winning journalist Martin Espinoza to speak at 48 Hills Gala, May 2

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter and Bay Guardian alumnus joins us, with special musical guests the Turnaround. Come out!

At Mutek.SF fest the techno is ambitious. So is the food.

The festival of digital creativity's food program aims to fight climate change, while serving Nordic, Malaysian, and vegetarian meals.

Campaign against dark money kicks off Wednesday

SF could have the strongest disclosure laws on secretive PACs if proposal passes in November.

The DMV nightmare: Report and tips from the (long) lines

Tales from a three-hour wait: What you can do to avoid making it even worse.

Examined Life: On shaky ground

In a city where everyone and everything is constantly changing, we have a lot to fear. But even more to learn.

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BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.

Will Julian Assange get a fair trial in the US?

He's pissed off pretty much everyone with any power in Washington DC.

Supes vote on Breed’s Rent Board appointee will be political test

Are there eight votes to defy the mayor's appointment of a Rent Board member who many say is clearly unqualified?

Pulitzer-winning journalist Martin Espinoza to speak at 48 Hills Gala, May 2

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter and Bay Guardian alumnus joins us, with special musical guests the Turnaround. Come out!

Campaign against dark money kicks off Wednesday

SF could have the strongest disclosure laws on secretive PACs if proposal passes in November.

The DMV nightmare: Report and tips from the (long) lines

Tales from a three-hour wait: What you can do to avoid making it even worse.

48hills sues MTC over secretive housing policy operation

We want to know how much public money went into funding a pro-developer operations aimed at promoting more market-rate housing with few protections for vulnerable communities.

Tenant representation and spy technology

Supes committee to vote on Breed's Rent Board appointee -- and on a measure to control surveillance in San Francisco (which the cops are trying to derail). That's The Agenda for April 16-21

The SF supes’ salvo against Wiener’s housing deregulation bill

A 9-2 vote against SB 50 puts SF on record against a measure that adds no new affordable housing or transit funding while encouraging more luxury housing.

Sunshine panel demands action on Police Commission Taser vote

Task Force unanimously asks for action on illegal meeting to approve stun guns.

We’ll be honoring the Anchor Brewing union organizers at our Spring Gala, May 2!

Join us at Oasis to celebrate the power of workers and local media.

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

In direct rebuke to mayor, board says that a developer can't buy off the city when it comes to blocking sunshine in a crowded neighborhood.

The bizarre argument in favor of Wiener’s housing bill

Sup. Vallie Brown tries to make the convoluted case for letting the private market solve our housing crisis.

The Agenda: Saving a SoMa park

Russ Street project would block the sun on the only full-service park in the crowded neighborhood; will the supes defy the mayor and stop it?

The Ukraine elections, Putin, and Trump

How the presidential election in a former Soviet state is related to the Russiagate scandal

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Arts + Culture

Pulitzer-winning journalist Martin Espinoza to speak at 48 Hills Gala, May 2

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter and Bay Guardian alumnus joins us, with special musical guests the Turnaround. Come out!

At Mutek.SF fest the techno is ambitious. So is the food.

The festival of digital creativity's food program aims to fight climate change, while serving Nordic, Malaysian, and vegetarian meals.

Examined Life: On shaky ground

In a city where everyone and everything is constantly changing, we have a lot to fear. But even more to learn.

Arts Forecast: Easter with the Sisters returns to Dolores Park, more

Helen of Troy, a 4/20 Blowout benefit, Caminos Flamencos, art from the AIDS era, Prince's early years, a cowboy 'Hamlet,' and more.

Screen Grabs: Cannabis nuns, Sapphic poets, Riot Grrrl blues….

A stunning 'Hagazussa,' a small-town opioid tale, rare Tibetan gems, and more this week in cinemas.

‘The Wait Room’ expresses the physical effects of a loved one’s incarceration

Choreographer Jo Kreiter examines the rippling toll of the prison-industrial complex, in a new work performed in front of UN Plaza.

After 50 years, ‘Midnight Cowboy’ rides again

Director John Schlesinger's assistant and partner, photographer Michael Childers, speaks about the gritty classic and its lasting appeal.

SFFILM Fest opens with stars and ‘Tales’

Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, and the crew of 28 Barbary Lane were on hand to premiere the first episode of the new 'Tales of the City.'

We’ll be honoring the Anchor Brewing union organizers at our Spring Gala, May 2!

Join us at Oasis to celebrate the power of workers and local media.

Arts Forecast: Stern Grove and Yerba Buena Festivals head into bloom

CubaCaribe Fest, baby goats, Record Store Day, Suzanne Ciani, Mahawan, Leikeli47, and more arts events this weekend.

Screen Grabs: Aretha’s Amazing Grace, Blood for Dracula, Peterloo…..

Two eccentric flicks at Alamo, sci-fi from Claire Denis, Louise Brooks via Downton Abbey and more in cinemas this week.

Contemporary fado queen Mariza comes to SFJAZZ

The Portuguese-Mozambican singer has helped bring the mournful, elegant form born of slavery and longing into the modern era.

Reviews: News of the real world in ‘The Jungle’ and ‘N—aroo’

The Curran is transformed into a notorious refugee camp, while a performance at the Exit explores the contemporary Black-white divide.

From Gorbachev to ‘Red Joan’: SFFILM Fest gets geopolitical

Our Foreign Correspondent reviews films dealing with nuclear secrets, Perestroika, Syrian refugees, Afghan cinema under Communist rule, and more.

Dimensions Dance comes ‘Armed with Joy’ and ‘Sanctuary’

Spring show 'We Have Ourselves' engages with gentrification, privacy, diaspora, Black history, and the right to experience happiness.

Puff: Welcome to the spaced race

Moon rocks will send you into orbit—and you can make your own.

SFFILM Fest brings new ‘Tales of the City,’ rare gems, big star power

Laura Dern, Dr. Ruth, Ai Weiwei, migrating elephants, Satanists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prison basketball, and more in 62nd edition.

Screen Grabs: A wonderful ‘Diane,’ Czech newbies, public library drama….

Storm Boy, Holy Flame of the Martial World, An Elephant Sitting Still, and more choice films in cinemas this week

In Arts + Culture

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BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.

Examined Life: On shaky ground

In a city where everyone and everything is constantly changing, we have a lot to fear. But even more to learn.

48hills sues MTC over secretive housing policy operation

We want to know how much public money went into funding a pro-developer operations aimed at promoting more market-rate housing with few protections for vulnerable communities.

Will Julian Assange get a fair trial in the US?

He's pissed off pretty much everyone with any power in Washington DC.

Supes vote on Breed’s Rent Board appointee will be political test

Are there eight votes to defy the mayor's appointment of a Rent Board member who many say is clearly unqualified?

The view from a homeless shelter

I am employed. I am clean. I have been living in a shelter for three years. I can't even go home when I'm sick or tired. Will someone give me a chance?

‘The Wait Room’ expresses the physical effects of a loved one’s incarceration

Choreographer Jo Kreiter examines the rippling toll of the prison-industrial complex, in a new work performed in front of UN Plaza.

At Mutek.SF fest the techno is ambitious. So is the food.

The festival of digital creativity's food program aims to fight climate change, while serving Nordic, Malaysian, and vegetarian meals.

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