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.

Even Therapy can’t pay the rent; is there any hope for Valencia St?

By Tim Redmond I’m not going to cry for Wayne Whelan. He’s been a very successful business owner in San Francisco; starting with $40 and...

Big Soda uses Kim, Breed to fight sugary drink tax

By Tim Redmond The soda industry is already launching an attack on the November tax on sugary beverages, using the unusual comments several supervisors made...

Mayor Lee’s favorable poll numbers drop below 50 percent

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee’s popularity has fallen below the 50 percent mark, the first sign since he took office that he may be...

The missing story — and the missing people — at the Airbnb hearing

  By Tim Redmond So much happened at the Planning Commission hearing on Airbnb that I hardly know where to start, except: The testimony that the commissioners...

Google buses have a new parking lot — the Valencia St. median

By Tim Redmond I've seen the big bus shuttles stop on Valencia now and then, perhaps between runs, but now one section of the street has...

Does Airbnb have an ADA problem?

By Tim Redmond AUG. 7, 2014 -- The world of the “sharing economy,’ like the world of tech workers, tends to be young, white, college...

Why City College applied for bogus “restoration” status, and what it really means

By Tim Redmond AUG. 6, 2014 -- City College fairly quietly acceded to the latest bizarre demand of the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community...

Who’s going to enforce the new Airbnb law? Because nobody is doing it now

By Tim Redmond AUG. 5, 2014 -- The biggest issue for the San Francisco Planning Commission Thursday might lurk in the weeds behind all of...

Oakand nonprofit execs oppose minimum wage — and earn six-figure salaries

By Darwin Bond Graham Nonprofit corporation executives are among of the most adamant opponents of raising the minimum wage in Oakland, California. A ballot initiative spearheaded...

We’re back — with housing battles, the mayor vs. Wiener, Airbnb … it never ends

By Tim Redmond AUG. 4, 2014 – So many things happened while we were away – and no surprise, much of it had to do...