Sunday, April 18, 2021

Business + Tech

Historic coalition of local independent publications aims to Save SF News

15 community outlets band together for monthlong fundraiser to keep producing essential journalism. Donate now!

Author of ‘Abolish Silicon Valley’ Wendy Liu says tech must change

"There’s this extreme power discrepancy that’s being magnified by Silicon Valley in ways that are not necessarily new, but they’ve improved upon the ways it already existed."

Big real estate escapes $360 million in annual SF taxes

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Owners of 55 local buildings (including Donald Trump) use Prop. 13 to save millions in taxes that could go to schools and city services.

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....

Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich

 Editor's note: Plan Bay Area, a joint effort of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is creating a "blueprint" of strategies to guide growth...

The money—and endorsements—in District Five

One of the most interesting elements of the D5 supervisorial campaign is challenger Vallie Brown’s website. Check out the tab that says “endorsements.” Most people running for office make a...

Uber, Lyft drivers rally as state sues the companies

On Thursday, about 50 Uber and Lyft drivers joined a caravan outside  the Uber Greenlight Hub in Oakland demanding that the rideshare companies classify their drivers as employees and...

Giants and Warriors give their workers the boot

I got the email firing me from my job at the Giants ballpark on Monday evening, July 27. On Tuesday evening I learned from the San Francisco Examiner website...

Breed budget prioritizes cuts to frontline workers over taxes on the rich

The mayor will be delivering her delayed budget to the supes this week, and it appears that she wants to balance it in part by delaying contracted wage increases...

How Big Philanthropy undermines democracy

I have never believed that Big Philanthropy was the solution to economic inequality. The very, very rich give money to organizations and institutions that either bestow honors on them...