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Tim Redmond

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Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.

How did the Housing Authority ignore awful conditions at Plaza East?

Western Addition public housing project has been a disaster -- but a private contractor ran it with very little oversigh

Breed says that some Muni lines might not be restored in post-COVID city

Muni needs to change—but the mayor indicated that cuts and 'efficiency' are the main goal.

Supes panel appoints three community-based progressives to redistricting panel

Move will counter the Elections Commission's appointments, all of whom are allies of the mayor, in what could be a major gerrymandering fight.

What’s going on with Muni? Supes want some clear answers

Plus: Can private buses use the transit lanes on Geary -- and does the city need any more giant mansions? That's The Agenda for July 19-16

The future of the Board of Supes is on the line as redistricting moves forward

A city task force will draw new district lines for the next decade. The mayor's allies already have members. The supes pick three this week.

Sally Gearhart, trailblazing lesbian activist, is dead at 90

Inspirational teacher helped create the discipline of women's studies and led the battle to defeat the Briggs Initiative (and never got full credit).

Low-income people in SF might actually get paid for jury duty

Plus: Landlords kill a transparency bill that would hold speculators accountable. That's today in Sacramento.

Mayor and police chief want more cops on the streets …

... but SFPD has lots of money and is still far behind on the reforms it needs.

Majority of Boudin recall money comes from one big corporate PAC

Records show very limited grassroots support; it's just one big-money group organized to attack progressive causes and candidates.

The budget’s not perfect — but it’s a lot better than what the mayor offered

Plus: Parklets, small business -- and the terrible mess that is public housing in the Western Addition. That's The Agenda for July 11-18