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Wiener’s new housing bill is radically unfair

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

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

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

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)

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.

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. 

Special Report: Scenes for 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.

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.

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.

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Special Report: Scenes for 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?

When demolition threatens neighborhood merchants

Plus a Rent Board nominee who helps landlords screw tenants and a chance to make Free City College permanent ... that's The Agenda for Dec. 2-9

Senate tumult reflects popular discontent with Yemen War

International relief organizations consider the conflict the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Now, it seems, the US is paying attention.

The politics of the Milk-Moscone assassinations

The killings undermined a growing progressive/neighborhood movement and put downtown back in power -- for years.

David Campos remembers crossing the border

33 years ago, Campos was one of the kids who Trump is now tear-gassing.

Tell the CPUC: No bailout for PG&E!

Activists organize to speak out at commission meeting Thursday

The reality about Nancy Pelosi …

.... plus questioning the mayor about homelessness, addressing racism in SF hiring, and dealing with the complex issue of conservatorships. That's The Agenda for Nov. 18-25.

SF was totally unprepared for the air-quality crisis

The city failed on so many fronts -- and now it's time for an emergency plan that includes stopping the next PG&E bailout

Protesters demand a Green New Deal

Activists call on Pelosi, Lee to create committee to address the economy and climate change

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.

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Arts + Culture

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.

Capturing Harvey Milk’s martyrdom and living legacy

From Leo Herrera's stunning photos of the suit he was shot in to the energy of today's housing activists, Milk is remembered 40 years after his murder.

Short film ‘n95’ documents toxic air disaster in SF

Cinematographer Jason Joseffer captured the apocalyptic atmosphere of the city during the Camp Fire.

Screen Grabs: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, Roma, The Favourite …

New Italian Cinema Fest, A Day of Silents, Shirkers, more new films in cinemas this week. Read our reviews!

Arts Forecast: Mezzanine closing, Taylor Mac, Laurie Anderson, Angela Davis…

Recombinant Festival, Remembering Harvey Milk, Circus Bela, Vampire Christmas, Night Bloom, more this week

Forget the Bezos Behemoth: Here’s where to shop local for the holidays

Keep it indie with SF Etsy's Holiday Emporium, Paradise Vintage Fair, Bayview Makers Mashup Market, the Flower Lady, and more.

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.

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Wiener’s new housing bill is radically unfair

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

Special Report: Scenes for 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.

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

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

Beyond Zuckerberg General Hospital

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

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. 

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.

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.

When demolition threatens neighborhood merchants

Plus a Rent Board nominee who helps landlords screw tenants and a chance to make Free City College permanent ... that's The Agenda for Dec. 2-9

Puff: Traveling with your stash

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

Best of the Bay 2018: City Living Winners

Best Street Fair, Best Yoga Studio, Best Bicycle Repair, Best Plumber, Best Pet Grooming, and more