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Dirty desperate lies about Prop. C

The Chamber of Commerce is promoting radical disinformation in an attempt to undermine a reasonable measure to address the city's most pressing problem.

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

Diverse groups say the crisis is upon us -- and market-based solutions don't work and damage vulnerable communities.

Governor Brown’s climate shortcomings are bad for our health

The governor needs to shut down the toxic oil and gas wells -- or stop claiming he's an environmental champion

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

The Climate Change Agenda for the week

Plus: A critical vote on Soma's future and a conversation with Robert Kennedy Jr. -- that's what's happening this week

‘Founding Father’ knows best: The problem with Brett Kavanaugh

Should our rights today be determined by a group of 20- and 30-year olds who lived 250 years ago? The Supreme Court nominee thinks so.

The complex politics of Myanmar …

...and why the US should help the refugees but avoid sanctions

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Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?

Prop. C kickoff puts politicians in the spotlight: Whose side are you on?

It's the most important effort to address homelessness in SF history; who is with the community and who is running away?

Prop. C will define progressive politics in SF

Homeless funding (along with state rent-control measure) pits tenants and community groups against landlords and Chamber of Commerce—and local officials will have to pick a side.

Breed, Wiener endorse transphobic School Board candidate

Josephine Zhao getting support despite comments about "public moral issues" with gender-neutral bathrooms.

Tenant Troubles

Tenant Troubles: My washer broke — should I sign a lease?

In San Francisco, if you don't have a lease it may be harder for the landlord to evict you.

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

The Agenda

The Climate Change Agenda for the week

Plus: A critical vote on Soma's future and a conversation with Robert Kennedy Jr. -- that's what's happening this week

Should private shuttles be able to use Muni-only lanes?

MTA says yes -- but the public can weigh in Tuesday.

The Agenda, July 22-July 29: The new (same old) Planning Commission …

... and finally, some action on Sunshine Task Force appointments (and on updating and improving the city's open-government law)

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

Opinion

Dirty desperate lies about Prop. C

The Chamber of Commerce is promoting radical disinformation in an attempt to undermine a reasonable measure to address the city's most pressing problem.

Governor Brown’s climate shortcomings are bad for our health

The governor needs to shut down the toxic oil and gas wells -- or stop claiming he's an environmental champion

‘Founding Father’ knows best: The problem with Brett Kavanaugh

Should our rights today be determined by a group of 20- and 30-year olds who lived 250 years ago? The Supreme Court nominee thinks so.

The case for another Rape Treatment Center in SF

One hospital is not enough -- and there may be federal money to help expand services in SF

OPINION: Yes we cannabis — even in Chinatown

Why neighborhood carve-outs banning a legal product are a bad idea

Foreign Correspondent

The complex politics of Myanmar …

...and why the US should help the refugees but avoid sanctions

What 15 years of war has brought us: Angry Iraqis

A fortune in military spending. Years of bad policy. And now the Iraqis hate the US

Foreign Correspondent: Trump in Afghanistan

President boasts of accomplishments -- but not in a country where he's expanding a failed US war.

Why Trump will lose the trade war with China

The tariffs and sanctions are going to hurt everyone, in China, Mexico, Canada ... and the US

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

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

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Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

Prop. C will define progressive politics in SF

Homeless funding (along with state rent-control measure) pits tenants and community groups against landlords and Chamber of Commerce—and local officials will have to pick a side.

Loving Gilda Radner, as a comedy genius and friend

Laraine Newman remembers her 'Saturday Night Live' co-star, as new movie 'Love, Gilda' documents Radner's life.

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

Diverse groups say the crisis is upon us -- and market-based solutions don't work and damage vulnerable communities.

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

Ficks’ Picks from TIFF, part one: Strong Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

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

Dirty desperate lies about Prop. C

The Chamber of Commerce is promoting radical disinformation in an attempt to undermine a reasonable measure to address the city's most pressing problem.

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

Prop. C kickoff puts politicians in the spotlight: Whose side are you on?

It's the most important effort to address homelessness in SF history; who is with the community and who is running away?

Tech and Prop. C

Ron Conway's against it -- but where are Zuckerberg, Benioff and the other "philanthropists" who put their names on city buildings and landmarks?

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

The Climate Change Agenda for the week

Plus: A critical vote on Soma's future and a conversation with Robert Kennedy Jr. -- that's what's happening this week

Climate-change denial, right here in California

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and so many other Democrats say climate change is a real threat -- but their policies on the local level don't reflect that

The case for another Rape Treatment Center in SF

One hospital is not enough -- and there may be federal money to help expand services in SF

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

Diverse groups say the crisis is upon us -- and market-based solutions don't work and damage vulnerable communities.

The real rent control debate

Effective controls on rents help local economies -- no matter what the landlords say about Prop. 10

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices

There are very good reasons to support a ban on cannabis outlets in this historic cultural, commercial, and residential district

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

Screen Grabs: Soviet Hippies, Green Film Fest, John McEnroe

Rodents of Unusual Size, Gabriel and the Mountain, Crime + Punishment, more coming to cinemas

Arts Forecast: Clutter, Zinefest, Wavy Gravy

Fillmore Salsa Fest, 'Drugs in the Tenderloin,' Michael Jackson portraits, Paul Young and Midge Ure, and more upcoming events

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.