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This is a great time to support 48 Hills and our mission to provide an alternative voice and real investigative journalism to a city being taken over by powerful interests and compliant corporate media. You’ve helped us grow our audience to more than 35,000 readers a week, and we’re publishing more of the stories that reflect the soul of San Francisco. We rely on you to exist and keep fighting!


Please consider a year-end donation to help keep us up and running. We’re the only completely independent progressive alternative daily news source in San Francisco, covering local politics, arts and culture, housing and tenants’ rights, economic inequality, social justice, and much more. We continue to break important stories that other news outlets can’t or won’t touch.

Help us keep speaking truth to power and sharing the secrets of San Francisco. Your donation (which can be made online or mailed) is tax deductible to fullest extent of the law. Thank you for your continued support.

Here are some of the big stories you’ve helped us publish: 

Uber’s Tax avoidance strategy costs the government millions

The truth behind the Airbnb lies

Why market rate housing makes the crisis worse

The attack on local zoning control

Peskin wins in a terrible night for Ed Lee

It’s not hard to be an ethical landlord

At 17th and Mission, a “gentrification bomb”

A major tenant victory at City Hall

The false promise of regional government

Why the Chron is SO wrong about this eviction

Displacement policy at risk in quiet power struggle

The SF hipster is dead, ya’ll

A city at war: Why we can’t all just get along

Leap buses are nice — unless you’re in a wheelchair

The week ACT UP shut SF down

The “Old Boys Club” is alive and well in SF

The truth about the Flower Mart petitions

The tragedy of InnerMission

Up against a serial evictor

Don’t be a Stanford asshole

Quick ‘n dirty guide to this year’s Folsom parties



Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at), follow @supermarke on Twitter.


  1. We’re the only completely independent progressive alternative daily news source in San Francisco, covering local politics, arts and culture, housing and tenants’ rights, economic inequality, social justice, and much more.

    C’mon, 48 Hills is an adjunct of the San Francisco Information Clearinghouse.

    Not once has the SFBG or 48 Hills ever criticized the effectiveness of the “progressive” nonprofits associated with the SFIC while it has criticized nonprofits that compete for the same funding pools as the SFIC but which are not part of the CCHO such as the equally odious THC.

    San Francisco needs what 48 Hills says it is, it needs it now, it needed it as the Guardian engaged in a ten year episode of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

    It seems like the proposed resuscitation of segments of the SFBG, entertainment, endorsements and BOTB/Goldies, center around the profitable parts that can extort revenue in exchange for promotion. Perhaps that is why the Tim censored my post that named names as to who is putting up the matching grant for contributions to the SFBG.

    What we’ve got here is the final squeezing out of the toothpaste from the tube of political capital accumulated over the decades.

    I wish that this was not happening, but that is what appears to be happening and it fucking sucks.

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