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Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

A bad Central Soma Plan is going to move forward …

... and a compromise with the mayor allows some developers extra time to build -- at lower affordable housing levels. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17

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)

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.

Screen Grabs: Another Hole in the Head, Green Book, Shoplifters …

At Eternity's Gate, Hale County, Schlock at the Alamo, and more films this week: Read our reviews.

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.

Screen Grabs: Another Hole in the Head, Green Book, Shoplifters …

At Eternity's Gate, Hale County, Schlock at the Alamo, and more films this week: Read our reviews.

By the numbers, buying out PG&E makes perfect sense

With the stock collapsing, California could take over the utility, rebuild a safe grid -- and still make money. Try the numbers.

Israel loses politically in Gaza battle

Military power won't win this war; there has to be a solution that recognizes Palestinian rights to land.

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

Party Radar: AYBEE, Bonobo, Crystal Method, oOoOO….

Digitalism, Disco Daddy, Golf Clap, They're Here, Russell E.L. Butler, an ASMR party and more for your dance floor pleasure.

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By the numbers, buying out PG&E makes perfect sense

With the stock collapsing, California could take over the utility, rebuild a safe grid -- and still make money. Try the numbers.

Israel loses politically in Gaza battle

Military power won't win this war; there has to be a solution that recognizes Palestinian rights to land.

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.

48hills founder Tim Redmond wins Lifetime Achievement honor

San Francisco Press Club salutes our intrepid editor for more than 35 years of journalism.

On Veterans Day, let’s also remember those who fought for the right to dissent

Conscientious objectors have a noble history in this country -- and are too often forgotten.

A bad Central Soma Plan is going to move forward …

... and a compromise with the mayor allows some developers extra time to build -- at lower affordable housing levels. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17

Mar declares victory in D4 as Jessica Ho concedes

Progressives will have seven votes on the Board of Supes.

Let’s start over, Mayor Breed

How about showing some good faith by ending the homeless sweeps?

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)

Haney far ahead, Mar still leading and Prop C has won big!

Overall, a strong night for progressives -- and a challenge for Mayor Breed.

Early results show strong progressive vote

Mar, Haney ahead, Walton leading in D10

Late turnout strong

At USF, record-breaking student vote

Dems looking good for the House; what’s happening in D6?

Haney's office overwhelmed with volunteers, but most say this one will be close.

Election night live: Big turnout so far

Check this site for regular updates and analysis as the votes come in.

In News + Politics

Arts + Culture

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.

Screen Grabs: Another Hole in the Head, Green Book, Shoplifters …

At Eternity's Gate, Hale County, Schlock at the Alamo, and more films this week: Read our reviews.

Party Radar: AYBEE, Bonobo, Crystal Method, oOoOO….

Digitalism, Disco Daddy, Golf Clap, They're Here, Russell E.L. Butler, an ASMR party and more for your dance floor pleasure.

Arts Forecast: Hip-Hop Dance Fest, The Orb, Great Dickens Christmas Fair…

'Troop Beverly Heels,' a tribute to local literary great Bill Berkson, SSION, Simpsons Trivia Night, and more this week.

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ as a holiday opera, bumbling angel and all

Frank Capra's 1946 classic debuts at SF Opera—although a few things have changed along the way.

Holcombe Waller’s timely queer ‘Requiem’ for persecuted LGBTQs

The artist-composer fills Grace Cathedral with a queer-centric Latin mass, dedicated to the repose of agitated souls.

Screen Grabs: The French Had a Name For It …

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Narcissister Organ Grinder, Burning, El Angel, Optronica2: Dark Synth, and more in cinemas this week.

In ‘Pike St.,’ embodying a caring community in crisis mode

Playwright and solo performer Nilaja Sun showcases her Lower East Side neighborhood's resilience after Hurricane Sandy.

A cure for the munchies?

THCV promises all the benefits of Jenny Craig—plus it gets you stoned.

No men, no boats, no problem: ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’ is wild ride

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus retells the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 Colorado River expedition—with some raucous twists.

Screen Grabs: Festival mania fills local cinemas!

IndieShorts, Cine Chileno, and Transgender, American Indian, and Cinematografo Film Festivals—plus more to watch this week

For tech pioneer, preserving SF’s classic vinyl culture is a ‘Family Affair’

Freddy Anzures talks about his journey from iPhone designer to Lower Haight gallery owner, displaying local hip-hop heroes.

Arts Forecast: Absolutely Fabulous Live, Punk-Metal Flea Market, Crime 1978

American Indian Film Festival, Renegade Craft Fair, NRVS LVRS, Seasonal Herb Walk, and more happening this week.

In ‘Parting Practice,’ greeting death with ritual and humor

Author-performer Lindsay Tunkl's unique workshops invite participants to explore their fears of death, dying, and haunting.

BEST OF THE BAY 2018 is here!

Best Burrito? Best Shoe Store? Best Drag Queen? Best Plumber? Thousands voted in the 43rd SF Bay Guardian readers' poll: Here are the winners.

Arts Forecast: Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, Blackalicious …

Kruder & Dorfmeister, 'Jurassic Park' at the Symphony, a multi-sensory cosmic-spiritual day rave, and more this week.

Rami Malek, the man who would be Queen, on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Playing flamboyant rock hero Freddie Mercury in new band bio-pic, the actor discovers vulnerability in the stage bravado.

Sisters tell stories of undocumented Filipina caregivers in ‘Chasing Papeles’

At Bindlestiff Studio, Andrea Almario's play (directed with her sister Aureen) offers a unique perspective of the immigrant experience.

Reconstituting Orson Welles, in ‘Wind’ and in ‘Love’

The Roxie and 'Doc Stories' show two sides of the messy master's lost '70s satire, recently restored.

Screen Grabs: Suspiria, Boy Erased, The Wild Pussycat …

3rd i fest, Museo, Gary Winograd doc, Jean Vigo retrospective, and more scary, sexy, and smart films in cinemas this week.

In Arts + Culture

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By the numbers, buying out PG&E makes perfect sense

With the stock collapsing, California could take over the utility, rebuild a safe grid -- and still make money. Try the numbers.

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.

Israel loses politically in Gaza battle

Military power won't win this war; there has to be a solution that recognizes Palestinian rights to land.

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.

Screen Grabs: Another Hole in the Head, Green Book, Shoplifters …

At Eternity's Gate, Hale County, Schlock at the Alamo, and more films this week: Read our reviews.

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord spy on me?

In our surveillance society, a security camera may not be an invasion of privacy.