Friday, September 18, 2020

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.

Books: A fun ride through SF and NorCal in the 1980s

I’ve known Daniel Ben-Horin for many years – as  journalist, as the head of Media Alliance way back in the days when I was a young reporter, and as...

Newsom, Chiu agree on bill that could lead to widespread evictions

Assemblymember David Chiu has reached a compromise with Gov. Gavin Newsom and the big landlord groups on a relatively limited bill to protect renters from evictions during the COVID...

Board committee approves budget deal that clashes with mayor’s proposal

The Board of Supes is heading for a potential showdown with the mayor over more than $100 million in changes to her proposed two-year budget. The Budget and Appropriation Committee...

From the RNC to Kenosha: racism and death

Two days after a pair of gun-toting white vigilantes got a prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, a gun-toting white vigilante shot and killed two people in...

The horror that is the RNC

I almost couldn’t watch. And I’ve watched a lot of bad politics. The Republican Convention has been something different, a new low beyond the worst of my lifetime as a...

Supes committee votes to slash police budget by $30 million

The Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee has approved roughly $30 million in additional cuts to the police budget – less than some wanted, but still an unprecedented...

Supes call for major cuts in police budget

The Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee moved toward some significant cuts for the Police Department today, with the chair, Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer, proposing that the next...

Biden’s convention: Powerful images, powerful speeches ….

Wednesday night was about fighting back. The speakers took on Donald Trump, with former President Barack Obama – normally the calm, measured voice of moderation – launching what may...

Convention, Day One: It’s all about “together.”

The word of the day was “together.” We hear it all the time in Democratic Party circles, usually from the more centrist side. It’s up there with “unite.” (Remember...

Why the Post Office matters

When I arrived in San Francisco in 1981, the Post Office on Clayton street was my lifeline. We used to call Clayton “Post Office Street.” I was young and broke....