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.

When all roads lead to SF City Hall, what will the mayor do?

By Tim Redmond When Sup. David Campos was seeking support for his bill to raise relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions, he asked the mayor...

What we Yo about when we Yo about Yo

By Julia Carrie Wong JUNE 19, 2014 -- On Wednesday morning, news broke that a silly little app called “Yo” had raised $1 million in...

Mayor’s housing plan is a complete, utter bust

Mayor Ed Lee and Sup. Jane Kim: Very different visions of housing in SF   By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee has responded to Sup. Jane Kim's...

Setback for Ellis Act reform bill

State Sen. Mark Leno, with Mayor Ed Lee and Assemblymember Phil Ting, announce widespread support for Ellis Act reform. A state Assembly committee apparently...

The ACCJC just won’t give up trying to shut down City College

By TimRedmond JUNE 18, 2014 – On Friday, June 13, a publicist named Dave Hyams sent out a press release on behalf of the Accreditation...

Politics on Tuesday: The Democratic Party, the real-estate industry, and nudists on Muni

By Tim Redmond JUNE 17, 2014 – Just three days before the June 3 election, tech mogul and mayoral ally Ron Conway handed $25,000 to...

A new approach to public power: Just sell it

By Tim Redmond JUNE 17, 2014 – At a time when Mayor Ed Lee is doing everything possible to shut down the city’s aspirations for...

The Airbnb files — how a friend of the mayor avoids law-enforcement

By Tim Redmond JUNE 16, 2014 -- The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed that Airbnb is having a huge impact on housing in the...

Scenes from the Plaza Party

By Tim Redmond JUNE 14, 2014 -- A festive crew took over the 16th and Mission BART plaza this afternoon, making a statement that a...

Tom’s Town: Back on the Chain Game

By Tom Temprano We’re back on the chain/not-chain game of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s attempted pharmacy on Castro Street. I wrote about the controversy in detail...