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Washington Post — not the SF news media — exposes lies about Boudin

The inaccurate reporting and social media just continues, as most of the major local media stands by or goes along.

LGBTQ labor event next Friday

Show up at noon at the flag. It will be worth your time.

Dandelion Chocolate workers protest layoffs during union battle

As NLRB counts votes, nine union backers lose their jobs.

Washington Post — not the SF news media — exposes lies about Boudin

The inaccurate reporting and social media just continues, as most of the major local media stands by or goes along.

LGBTQ labor event next Friday

Show up at noon at the flag. It will be worth your time.

Dandelion Chocolate workers protest layoffs during union battle

As NLRB counts votes, nine union backers lose their jobs.

Walton calls out Breed for her attacks on the Board of Supes

Simmering clash between the mayor and the supes breaks into the open after Breed attacks the board for asking tough questions of her department heads.

Fierce environmental champions: Meet the 2021 Goldman Prize winners

Six real-life heroes who have pushed back against global disaster, from Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley' to Malawi's plastics crisis.

Supes to vote on public bank plan

Plus: Exposing the ongoing PG&E scandal, and a hearing on rent relief -- that's The Agenda for June 13-20

Parents sue US government over separation from kids at border

Suit also claims Trump-era policies forced asylum seekers to sleep on the floor and denied them medical care.

Help is on the way — but many tenants don’t know about it

Phone bank seeks to find people eligible for rent relief who may not know it's available or how to apply. Here's how to join.

AAA agents vote to form union

NLRB vote shows a clear victory for workers in the financial sector.

PHOTOS: Pride season launches with original Rainbow Flag, AIDS Quilt, more

Photographer Gooch captured a full week of events that marked history and celebrated LGBTQ love.

California could vastly expand affordable broadband — if the Legislature acts now

Gov. Newsom has asked for money for expanding accessible Internet service all over the state. The Legislature is stalling.

Supes clash with parks director over role in private organization’s ‘threats’

Ginsburg waffles when asked if he knew of and approved a Parks Alliance letter that the supes agreed was 'outrageous' and 'unacceptable.'

The Chron has a Mission business story all wrong (are we surprised?)

There are very real issues of displacement and racial equity in the debate over moving a tech-centered 'destination' to 14th and Mission.

If SF is repaving 219 blocks, what about putting in public broadband?

Plus: Supes are ready to approve a deal on parklets, despite Breed's 'my way or the highway.'

SF building inspectors have no clue about gas pipes that could explode

Stunning revelations about a lack of enforcement of safety standards emerge from supes hearing.

Join us live on Thursday for: The Sixties, uncensored and unredacted

Join us Thursday/10 for a live discussion with David and Margaret Talbot, authors of "By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution."

Giants honor Tom Ammiano as Honey Mahogany sings the national anthem

Plus: Hearings start on Breed's budget -- and why is the mayor making a controversy out of parklets when everyone pretty much agrees? That's The Agenda for June 6-13

A sneak attack on rent control and affordable housing in Sacramento

Little-noticed state bill would allow local government agencies to overturn ballot initiatives that protect renters or limit bad development.

OPINION: The Bad Things about Wiener’s housing bill, SB9 …

... and how it could be amended to include Good Things.

The view from behind the wheel: How Muni drivers have handled COVID

A labor shortage, passengers who refuse to wear masks ... the people who carry essential workers to work have been on the front lines.

Precedent shows there’s hope for City College Bayview deal

Mission Campus was built with a long-term ground-lease -- so the college doesn't have to own the land on Evans Avenue to build there.

Three key takeaways from the mayor’s budget proposal

Breed is proudly proclaiming she will fight homelessness -- with money from a ballot measure that she opposed.

Should the Castro be filled with a tech mogul’s surveillance cameras?

Community groups oppose plan that would give (sort of) private group the ability to record everyone in lots of public spaces.

The COVID pandemic is far from over in California workplaces

Foster Farms case is just one example of how workers are still getting sick -- and in some cases, dying.

Plans for a public bank could take a big step forward this week

Plus: More taxpayer money going to settle police misconduct cases. That's The Agenda for May 31 to June 6.

BLM activists are fighting pig’s blood charges and seeking political trial

Prominent defense lawyers say an agent provocateur was involved in vandalizing the former house of a cop who supported Derek Chauvin.

Opinion: Unfairly fired reporter Emily Wilder—and the fraud of journalistic ‘objectivity’

An AP reporter is let go for revealing the choices journalists make all the time when reporting "political" stories.

State housing agency says it’s ‘listening’ — but in closed sessions

Limited format for housing planning sessions dilutes community authority and input.

Ruach Graffis, legendary SF cab driver and organizer, is dead at 74

Labor activist ends her life with dignity, surrounded by friends.

The big Yimby money behind housing deregulation bills

Cal Yimby spent more than $500,000 pushing for laws that would promote market-rate development with no real affordability guarantees.

48hills wins 3 journalism awards

CNPA, CTA honor us for General Excellence and reporting on Prop. 13 reform.

Free Muni moves a step forward — but Breed wants to block it

Supes agree to pilot plan after remarkable debate reflecting class and race issues.

Permanent parklets? It’s actually a bit tricky

Breed wants action now, but supes seek more time to work out accessibility, private-space issues

SF could cut homelessness in half, quickly, new report shows

Coalition on Homelessness identifies money to move 3,800 people off the streets -- now -- if the mayor would go along.

SF supes want an end to tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful demos

Plus: What are we going to do about all of those parklets as the city opens up again? That's The Agenda for May 24-31

‘She was shaking so hard I was afraid her teeth would crack’

As a fragile cease-fire holds, a family in Gaza talks about the impacts of the Israeli bombing.

Some oppose (but many support) low-cost housing in the Sunset

Could parking issues really be an obstacle to 100 percent affordable units on Irving St?

Teaching Behind the Mask: Young kids and nature, in the city

'I am not sure whose idea it was to put children inside shoe boxes all day and call that schooling.'

Bill to limit environmental appeals in SF is dead for now

Supes committee rejects attempt to allow some projects to go forward without full CEQA review

Judge rejects plan to ban people with drug arrests from the Tenderloin

Why are we still fighting the failed War on Drugs in 2021?

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