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Alioto Facebook post leads to scary comments about David Campos

Author of anti-Sanctuary City measure denounces threats "from either side" -- as if there were two sides to this

Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Carlos Gutierrez, Presente!

We lost a warrior for justice. He will not be forgotten

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump — jockeying for power in Syria

Foreign Correspondent: While foreign powers continue their squabbles, Syrian civilians pay the price.

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

Inaugural program disses opponents, has little talk of working with the progressive majority on the board

Supes reject Farrell’s final Police Commission nominee

Mayor Breed will now get two nominations to a commission that has struggled to hold rogue officers in check

OPINION: We need housing, not more offices, in Soma

The Planning Commission keeps approving commercial buildings, making the jobs-housing balance worse

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Campaign Trail

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

Plus: Progressives rally around Gordon Mar -- and a powerful housing measure needs help

D4 supervisors race is now wide open

Anointed front-runner Jessica Ho now has some serious competition -- and this seat could be in play for progressives

Leno has conceded. Breed is the next mayor

The next round of politics: Who is the D5 supe? Who is the next board president? And what happens in 2019?

Breed now well ahead with only 8,000 to count

It seems likely at this point that Mayor Breed will take office in July -- and the next stage of the battle for the city will begin immediately

Breed’s lead grows, but not by much

This latest survey adds just 21 votes to her lead with 17,000 still to count

Tenant Troubles

Tenant Troubles: Can I add two roommates? Should I?

Is it a good idea to move out, sort of, but keep a rent-controlled unit by subletting to new "roommates?"

Tenant Troubles: How do I get my roommate to leave?

It's not easy -- and it shouldn't be. Hiring a lawyer and doing an eviction is expensive and ugly, so look for other options

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord refuse to let me have a service animal?

In many cases, no -- but be careful about the paperwork

Tenant Troubles: Do landlords really have a secret ‘Rule of Seven?’

The occult background of a rule that has no actual basis in law or policy

Tenant Troubles: Can a landlord take down my TV dish?

It depends on where you put it -- and what rights you have to the use of that space.

The Agenda

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

Protest Salesforce and its connection to ICE!

Plus: Accountability for the police -- and for PG&E. That's The Agenda for July 9-15

The Agenda: A new board prez, $275K for a police shooting …

... plus public-notice and supporting the Tenants Union. That's The Agenda for June 24 to July 1

The Agenda, June 11-17: A chance to move beyond PG&E

With the passage of Prop. A, the city can start to chart its own clean-energy future

The (Election Day) Agenda: It’s going to be close

Here's where to find results, election-night parties, and last-minute info on how to vote. Plus: Is tech a big factor in the race -- and who is really a progressive, anyway?

Opinion

OPINION: We need housing, not more offices, in Soma

The Planning Commission keeps approving commercial buildings, making the jobs-housing balance worse

OPINION: Stopping rent-hikes in affordable housing

A for-profit developer keeps trying to charge residents more money in an affordable housing project in Bayview Hunters Point

OPINION: What went wrong June 5 — and what we can learn

The strategy of running two progressive candidates for mayor didn't work -- and the left needs to get better about vote-by-mail turnout

OPINION: How to fix the toxic Hunters Point Shipyard mess

Start by restoring community oversight and retesting every part and parcel of the project area

OPINION: The progressive movement was the winner in this election

Progressives won everything except the Mayor's Office -- in part because we weren't attacking each other

Foreign Correspondent

Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump — jockeying for power in Syria

Foreign Correspondent: While foreign powers continue their squabbles, Syrian civilians pay the price.

Foreign Correspondent: A political landslide in Mexico

On Sunday, democratic socialist Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a stunning 53 percent of the presidential vote, transforming the political landscape.

The North Korea summit: We have been here before

Why Washington hawks will block any real peace agreement -- as they always have in the past

Foreign Correspondent: The politics behind the Gaza protests

A look inside the uprising -- and a case for the only viable two-state solution

Foreign correspondent: What will Iran do now?

Trump has emboldened hardliners who are ready to restart the country's nuclear program

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Top reads

Carlos Gutierrez, Presente!

We lost a warrior for justice. He will not be forgotten

Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

Inaugural program disses opponents, has little talk of working with the progressive majority on the board

Fake news and viral lies: de Young show and panel examine propaganda

"Rumors, Retweets, and Reason" panel and "Weapons of Mass Seduction" exhibit look at the power and prevention of misinformation.

Five myths about the homeless problem in San Francisco

Most of what the politicians and the media are telling you isn't true. Here's why.

Topics

Measure to tax big, rich corporations to fund housing for the homeless heads for November ballot

After a dramatic, last-minute, grassroots effort, Our City Our Home turns in 28,000 signatures, setting up an epic battle with very clear political lines.

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

Plus: Progressives rally around Gordon Mar -- and a powerful housing measure needs help

OPINION: What went wrong June 5 — and what we can learn

The strategy of running two progressive candidates for mayor didn't work -- and the left needs to get better about vote-by-mail turnout

OPINION: How big should SF be — and for whom?

A former mayor has some advice for the next mayor -- and the people of the city

Poor People’s Campaign marches on Trump’s DC

The movement for economic human rights -- by the unhoused -- continues its national trek

Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

Decisions made in 2013 are determining the amount of housing the city can allow five years later, when the situation has radically changed.

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

Plus: Taxing Uber, Lyft -- and cannabis. That's The Agenda for July 16-22

OPINION: We need housing, not more offices, in Soma

The Planning Commission keeps approving commercial buildings, making the jobs-housing balance worse

OPINION: Stopping rent-hikes in affordable housing

A for-profit developer keeps trying to charge residents more money in an affordable housing project in Bayview Hunters Point

OPINION: What went wrong June 5 — and what we can learn

The strategy of running two progressive candidates for mayor didn't work -- and the left needs to get better about vote-by-mail turnout

Poor People’s Campaign marches on Trump’s DC

The movement for economic human rights -- by the unhoused -- continues its national trek

Tech and real-estate money pours into SF mayoral race

The same forces that blocked Leno's Ellis Act reform now say he was ineffective on homelessness -- and that's just the start of the landlord barrage

Where the mayoral candidates stood on regulating Airbnb

The role of the tech industry is a major issue in the race. We look back at where Breed, Kim, and Leno stood on the heated battle over short-term rentals

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

A terrible week at the Supreme Court — and it could get even worse

Attacks on immigrants, labor, Muslims, are a prelude to a defining battle over Trumps's next nominee

Arts Forecast: Gray Area Festival lineup, Laborfest, Fillmore Jazz Fest…

Pink Flamingos, Stereo Argento, The Go-Go's, All Day I Dream, and more this week—plus a protest against family separations at the border.

Screen Grabs: Jaws, RGB, Leave No Trace …

"Black Panthers in '68," Damsel, Breath, and more in cinemas this week. Plus, details on how you can help save Opera Plaza Cinemas.

Sex workers organize national anti-SESTA/FOSTA protests Saturday

Backers of the new law say it will curb sex trafficking—but the effect on sex workers and an open Internet has already been calamitous.

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

Radical currents sweep the country—could they bring long-awaited justice for Chilean women? A report from Santiago.