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A varsity letter at 79, a rally to free Malik ….

... plus saving homeless hotel rooms -- and should people who bought a building cleared by eviction get a financial bonus? That's The Agenda for March 1-8

The bad narrative of ‘bad choices’

It's an easy way to look away and blame homelessness on poor people.

SF can buy housing for thousands of people, now.

With federal and local money, taking over hotels would cost a fraction of the price of building affordable housing.

SPUR, Yimbys say stealth state laws can force more housing

But what happens if developers don't want to build anything but luxury condos -- and maybe not even those?

Supes move to open more hotel rooms for homeless

Legislation could set up another confrontation with Mayor Breed, who wants to wind down the hotel program.

Scenes from an impeach Trump protest

San Francisco crowd pushes for an immediate end to the Trump era.

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.

Why did so many people vote for Trump?

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

Will Cuba have faster vaccinations than the US?

The tiny island nation with universal health care has its own vaccine, and could protect its people before the US does.

Gig drivers demand better safety gear

Uber keeps getting richer -- but drivers say they lack masks, cleaning equipment.

No cell phone? No vaccine.

Seniors who aren't tech-savvy and don't have cell phones are completely left out of the vaccination process in SF.

Big new cuts at City College

ESL, Disabled Programming, and other classes (and faculty) will be terminated after this spring.

Letter to the Editor: Uighurs, disinformation, and US media coverage

Foreign Correspondent Reese Erlich responds to criticism of his piece on Chinese repression and US media coverage

A varsity letter at 79, a rally to free Malik ….

... plus saving homeless hotel rooms -- and should people who bought a building cleared by eviction get a financial bonus? That's The Agenda for March 1-8

Big new cuts at City College

ESL, Disabled Programming, and other classes (and faculty) will be terminated after this spring.

Letter to the Editor: Uighurs, disinformation, and US media coverage

Foreign Correspondent Reese Erlich responds to criticism of his piece on Chinese repression and US media coverage

Teach-in focuses on atrocities in Ethiopia

Tigray community rallies to bring attention to suffering, sexual violence, and human rights violations

The bad narrative of ‘bad choices’

It's an easy way to look away and blame homelessness on poor people.

The push for $15 an hour

Local demonstration joins national movement calling on senators to support increase in minimum wage.

Letter to the Editor: After COVID, a polar bear swims again

An open-water swimmer returns to the freezing sea, savoring the breath of life.

Supes call for investigation of Ferris Wheel money

Revenue goes not to the city, but to a private entity that's part of an FBI corruption probe.

Will Cuba have faster vaccinations than the US?

The tiny island nation with universal health care has its own vaccine, and could protect its people before the US does.

Denmark, taxes, happiness, racism …

... plus saving the SIP hotels, cracking down on serial permit scofflaws, and more problems with private prisons. That's The Agenda for Feb. 22-28

Teaching Behind the Mask: Overcoming stereotypes to promote change

Public schools, private schools, privilege, and how I became an early-childhood educator.

What’s really going on with China’s Uighurs?

Experts say US officials are seeking enemies, not the truth.

SF can buy housing for thousands of people, now.

With federal and local money, taking over hotels would cost a fraction of the price of building affordable housing.

Gig drivers demand better safety gear

Uber keeps getting richer -- but drivers say they lack masks, cleaning equipment.

SPUR, Yimbys say stealth state laws can force more housing

But what happens if developers don't want to build anything but luxury condos -- and maybe not even those?

New documentary exposes COVID crisis at private SF prison

Adachi Project film shows the inside story of virus outbreaks -- and the Geo Group's failure to contain them.

OPINION: The Ferris wheel must go!

Golden Gate Park should not be a commercial amusement park with diesel generators and bright lights.

Rally responds to anti-Asian violence

After attacks, a call for more community-based public safety solutions.

So San Francisco isn’t broke. Where is the money?

What if we tried to attract artists instead of tech companies? Hearing will look at post-COIVD economy. Plus: A huge payout to victim of police abuse. That's The Agenda for Feb. 15-21

No cell phone? No vaccine.

Seniors who aren't tech-savvy and don't have cell phones are completely left out of the vaccination process in SF.

We can reimagine the post-COVID San Francisco

The future should be up to us -- not the corporate overlords who have controlled city planning for decades.

Inside the COVID crisis at San Quentin

A view from behind bars as the disease spread and officials looked the other way.

Leaders under 30: SF Youth Commissioner Jayden Tanaka on valuing diverse young voices

A high school student talks about the role of young people in the political process -- and why we need more affordable housing.

It takes a city to open the schools

Testing, tracking, vaccines -- and Muni! -- have to be part of the plan, and neoliberal leadership isn't going to help.

Supes move to open more hotel rooms for homeless

Legislation could set up another confrontation with Mayor Breed, who wants to wind down the hotel program.

SF moved people onto Treasure Island despite serious toxic dangers

Navy and its contractors gave inaccurate info on chemicals and radiation as development of housing moved forward, data at hearing shows.

The Super Bowl billionaires

Sports team owners, including Charles Johnson of the Giants, made $98.5 billion during the pandemic. Their stadium workers are suffering.

Exposing the toxic crisis at Treasure Island

Plus: Will the Police Commission finally pass reforms -- and will it matter? That's The Agenda for Feb. 8-14

Bay View editor won’t face immediate discipline for holding press conference

Malik Washington could have faced a return to prison, but at the urging of a federal judge any action has been postponed.

Foreign Correspondent: What Trump and the Myanmar coup have in common

The Asian country’s military overthrew its government over baseless claims of voter fraud. Sound familiar?

Are SF departments ‘corruption resilient?’

Despite assurances from the Controller's Office, it sure doesn't look that way.

OPINON: Democrats need to stay strong — or get rolled again

AOC shows us bipartisanship -- with a bite.

The next battle for People’s Park

Once again, UC is displacing people to expand its campus. It's a pattern.

Editor sues over gag rule at private prison in Tenderloin

Keith Malik Washington, who runs the SF Bay View, was punished for telling a reporter about a COVID outbreak at a halfway house operated by the Geo Group.

A heroic CD makes life on the streets a bit easier

Street Sheet vendors now have another product to sell—and it's made a huge difference.

Covering up workplace COVID

The law says employers have to report virus outbreaks and health departments have to make that public. It hasn't happened.

Can SF supes take on political corruption?

Committee hearing will give us a clue. Plus: Protecting SRO tenants, preventing evictions and saving nightlife venues ... that's The Agenda for Feb. 1 - 8

Protest caravan demands Newsom release vulnerable prisoners

More than half the state's prison population is positive for COVID -- and they don't need to die.

Supes to push for more hotel rooms for unhoused

The feds will pay for 100 percent of the cost -- so why is the Breed Administration moving so slowly?

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