Marke B.

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

SF lost 1,017 rent-controlled apartments in 2013

By Tim Redmond Despite the mayor's pledges on housing policy, 2013 was a terrible year for affordable housing in San Francisco, the city's own statistics...

David Lowery talks about Google

David Lowery at Outside Lands. Photo by Bobby Conner   By Tim Redmond Everyone in the country seems to be talking about Google buses. My sister in...

Sex workers launch a bold strategy to overturn prostitution laws – in the courts

By Tim Redmond A sex-worker rights group based in San Francisco is teaming up with a high-profile First Amendment lawyer from the Midwest to launch...

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to...

The Rich ride for free; the Po’ get Po’liced

  By Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia "People are evading their fares. We are only here because the mayor wants to cut down on all the...

SoMa tenants back anti-speculation and relocation efforts

SoMa tenants vote on proposals for a citywide initiative. Photo by Sara Bloomberg By Sara Bloomberg The city's fifth regional tenants convention, held on Jan. 25...

First Assembly debate defines the candidates – and the shape of the race

  By Tim Redmond The gloves came off, quickly, in the first debate between Sups. David Chiu and David Campos Thursday night, as the candidates presented...

City Beat: Airbnb, the cost of Google buses — and was there actually a protest at a Google employee’s...

By Tim Redmond Finally, someone has sued Airbnb over an eviction, arguing that his landlord wanted him out so the apartment could be rented as...

Big setback for the 8 Washington developer

Whoops, not going to happen   By Tim Redmond The overwhelming rejection of the 8 Washington condo project at the polls in November left developer Simon Snellgrove...

SF signs on with private luxury transit system

MTA board members listen to testimony on the tech buses By Tim Redmond At the beginning of the Municipal Transportation Agency meeting on the "Google bus"...