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‘Throwing us out like garbage’

SIP hotel residents say the city's not living up to its promises -- and contracts.

‘Throwing us out like garbage’

SIP hotel residents say the city's not living up to its promises -- and contracts.

Die-in protests mayor’s plan to shut homeless hotel rooms

But activists celebrate the right to challenge evictions.

Supes to push measure keeping homeless hotels open

Proposal would set up another confrontation with the Mayor's Office over keeping unhoused safe during COVID.

On homelessness, no more about us, without us

People who have lived unhoused and in poverty need to be part of the official policy conversation.

PHOTOS: Castro erupts in patriotic fervor as Biden named winner

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, SF's traditional party neighborhood was full of rainbow flags and champagne

A progressive wave in the East Bay

Victories over big money in Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, and Antioch shows the power of community organizing.

More votes in; D1 still a cliffhanger

Just 87 votes between the mayor's candidate and the progressive in this key swing district.

A handful of votes were counted today

Just 1,035 more ballots counted in SF -- but D1 race is closer. Expect a lot more results tomorrow.

COVID denial is a grim rerun of AIDS denialism

Two decades ago, a cult-like crowd believed that HIV was harmless and AIDS was a plot. Many of them ended up dead.

Inside the COVID explosion at San Quentin

With 26 dead and at least a third of the population infected, why isn't medical parole part of the solution?

Preserving stories of California life during COVID—and you can share yours

Erin Garcia, director of exhibitions at the California Historical Society, and her colleagues were looking for ways to engage their audience digitally. What they...

If SF bans smoking weed in your apartment, where could you get high?

Bill would criminalize pot smoking for a large part of the city's population.

Bay View newspaper celebrates history — and a new era

New editors taking the helm of historic Black community newspaper

‘Throwing us out like garbage’

SIP hotel residents say the city's not living up to its promises -- and contracts.

If SF bans smoking weed in your apartment, where could you get high?

Bill would criminalize pot smoking for a large part of the city's population.

Bay View newspaper celebrates history — and a new era

New editors taking the helm of historic Black community newspaper

Why it matters that Boudin is charging a cop with manslaughter

The DA's unprecedented decision sends a message that the police can't kill people with impunity.

Will the cops agree to an acceptable deal by next week?

POA and Mayor's Office still in secret talks with Dec. 1 deadline for final approval of a new contract.

Foreign Correspondent: The upcoming fights over COVID vaccine

Who will be vaccinated first -- and in what country?

Die-in protests mayor’s plan to shut homeless hotel rooms

But activists celebrate the right to challenge evictions.

Supes to push measure keeping homeless hotels open

Proposal would set up another confrontation with the Mayor's Office over keeping unhoused safe during COVID.

Missing in Action on Veterans Day

Where is the discussion of military-dependent families? (Oh, and this day was supposed to be about peace, not war).

Supes approve police contract that many agree is a bad deal

Facing threats of layoffs and promises of POA remorse, board approves raises for cops with no guarantees they will stop blocking reforms.

COVID denial is a grim rerun of AIDS denialism

Two decades ago, a cult-like crowd believed that HIV was harmless and AIDS was a plot. Many of them ended up dead.

PHOTOS: For Transgender Day of Remembrance, lighting candles and honoring those lost

Dozens gathered outside City Hall to mourn the loss of trans lives to violence—and continue the fight for equality.

On homelessness, no more about us, without us

People who have lived unhoused and in poverty need to be part of the official policy conversation.

Housing advocates protest mayor’s plan to close hotels

'Closures of the SIP hotels will put thousands of people at risk of returning to the streets and hundreds of essential workers being laid off.'

Supes to vote on cops contract — as new records show history of blocking reform

Documents reveal a stunning pattern of the POA trying to prevent reforms -- but a deal to give the cops raises with no concessions is still pending approval.

Supes, service providers stunned at mayor’s plan to close homeless hotels

Hearing shows that there is no financial reason to kick people out of hotel rooms, and no place for them to go.

Progressives are winning the Battle of San Francisco

The powerful moderates -- and their financial supporters -- lost overwhelmingly in the Nov. 3 election.

PHOTOS: Castro erupts in patriotic fervor as Biden named winner

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, SF's traditional party neighborhood was full of rainbow flags and champagne

Where will homeless people moved out of hotels go?

Plus: A continuing progressive majority on the board, protections for small businesses -- and who in SF is going to DC? That's The Agenda for Nov. 8-16

Labor celebrates Biden win …

... but activists worry about his priorities.

A progressive wave in the East Bay

Victories over big money in Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, and Antioch shows the power of community organizing.

Why did so many people vote for Trump?

Radical economic inequality causes social breakdown. We're seeing it right now.

Foreign Correspondent: The challenge for Joe Biden

If he’s smart, the likely President-elect will stop the unpopular endless wars and use the money to help our domestic economy.

Connie Chan now leading in D1

Voting trend now favors progressive candidate.

Supes panel declines to reject police contract

Deal that committee members agree is deeply flawed will move forward to full board.

More votes in; D1 still a cliffhanger

Just 87 votes between the mayor's candidate and the progressive in this key swing district.

Major police reform item at supes committee Thursday

Should the city give raises to the POA without any new accountability?

A handful of votes were counted today

Just 1,035 more ballots counted in SF -- but D1 race is closer. Expect a lot more results tomorrow.

Connie Chan now in tight race in D1

Marjan Philhour takes 53-vote lead; next ballot count at 5pm.

Cannabis for president: Legalization, decriminalization ruled ballots nationwide

Last night, US voters proved ending prohibition is the one thing they can agree on, from Arizona to Mississippi.

Big money didn’t win in San Francisco

The city's voters roundly rejected Uber and Lyft's Prop 22—though it won statewide—and elected a progressive majority Board of Supervisors, despite the Mayor's best efforts.

ELECTION 2020: LIVE UPDATES

Follow us here for live election results and analysis throughout the evening

30 SF candidates sound off on how they would support sexual assault survivors

The Coalition of Local Anti-Rape Advocates questionnaire grills candidates on how they would support houseless, undocumented, and incarcerated survivors.

Follow us on Election Night for live results and analysis!

We'll be posting live updates on the 48 Hills site and social media during and after the elections.

The stunning Big Money trying to buy SF’s election

Latest filings show huge cash infusions in district supe races from people who also oppose property-tax reform.

The GOP hits keep coming in D7

Trump supporters launch last-minute attack on Melgar and Nguyen

Letter from Kenosha: A community under seige

A police shooting, a right-wing vigilante, military humvees, and a small town trying to heal

More election sleaze: Fake tenant groups in District 1

Organizations that didn't exist a month ago are suddenly saying that tenants support Marjan Philhour.

The deep problem with the new Supreme Court

The 'original' Constitution is all about individual liberty, and not about any collective responsibility for our common humanity.

The sleaze reaches high tide in D5

Bizarre attack on Dean Preston defies facts, logic, and reality -- but that doesn't stop Big Real Estate and Big Tech.

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