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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.

City wastes millions on contracts with big out-of-town companies, report shows

More than $200 million goes for services city workers could provide much, much cheaper.

SF promised a lot of affordable housing—but community leaders say it won’t happen

New report has lots of 'creative' ideas, but there's nowhere near enough funding to meet the state mandated goals—and the Mayor's Office admits it.

Prop. C won’t produce much housing—but could cost the city a lot of money

It's probably worthless, city economist says—but if it works, it will cost millions.

PG&E keeps charging us more for worse service; there’s a much better alternative

Plus: A direct indictment of the state's housing policy (mandates, but no funding). That's The Agenda for Feb. 25 to March 3

Three of Breed’s police commissioners suddenly reverse on racist pretext stops

Bizarre excuses as commission votes 4-3 to limit traffic stops that have no public safety value

What the billionaires want

The agenda behind the big money is clear—and for more than 40 years, it's been a massive failure that created most of our social problems.

Ten groups. $33 million, half of it dark money. Behind the billionaires in SF politics

New report sheds light on the massive influx of right-wing money trying to buy votes

SF cop fires gun out the window in Santa Rosa. Cops fail on internal affairs reviews

Sometimes, you just have to present these things without comment. The Police Commission will discuss Wednesday/21 the latest Firearms Discharge Review Board report, which...

Health workers demand an end to dangerous staff shortages at SF General

Contracting out will be a huge issue in this year's labor talks—and the fall election.

Now the Big Tech money is getting ridiculous

Billionaires put up $730,000 for a ballot measure that will have no impact on anyone's life—and not a penny for an affordable housing measure that would benefit everyone.