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News + PoliticsOur top 15 stories of 2015

Our top 15 stories of 2015

From Airbnb lies and Uber scams to Old Boys Clubs and Stanford a-holes, 48 Hills covered the stories no one else could.

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It’s been a momentous year in the Bay Area — and our second year of covering stories the mainstream media wouldn’t touch certainly kept us busy. Below are our top 15 stories of the year, in no particular order, based on page views and viral shares.

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The truth behind the Airbnb lies 

Don’t be a Stanford asshole 

Plan that could lead to massive displacement moves forward, quietly 

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Uber tax-avoidance strategy costs government millions 

The SF hipster is dead, ya’ll 

Peskin wins in a terrible night for Ed Lee 

The attack on local zoning control 

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

It’s not hard to be an ethical landlord 

Airbnb makes housing crisis much worse, study shows  

The “Old Boys Club” is alive and well in San Francisco

The tragedy of InnerMission 

Most Airbnb listings are entire houses  

Ed Lee and the FBI corruption charges

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


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) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.
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  1. You gotta support 48Hills y’all, otherwise who’s gonna bring you articles like Don’t be a Stanford Asshole and how ya gonna know who you’re supposed to hate?

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