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Robots in the crash pad: The twisted takeover of the Red Victorian Hotel

How Haight-Ashbury countercultural ideals were distorted by a tech "co-living" experiment, and a trans performance community was displaced.

Why no COVID vaccine requirements for Giants fans?

Concession staffers have to get the shot—but people cheering and shouting in a packed stadium can threaten the workers and themselves.

While people sit in jail cells, SF courts delay criminal trials

Judges hear civil cases while violating the law and delaying the right to a speedy trial for criminal defendants, public defender says.

A car-free JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is finally close to reality

But there are some complicated equity issues that will require a lot more discussion.

Robots in the crash pad: The twisted takeover of the Red Victorian Hotel

How Haight-Ashbury countercultural ideals were distorted by a tech "co-living" experiment, and a trans performance community was displaced.

While people sit in jail cells, SF courts delay criminal trials

Judges hear civil cases while violating the law and delaying the right to a speedy trial for criminal defendants, public defender says.

A car-free JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is finally close to reality

But there are some complicated equity issues that will require a lot more discussion.

Remembering Spain’s 15-M Movement, Occupy’s scrappy precursor

As the US looks back a decade later, a necessary reminder that Occupy was a reverberation of a global movement.

Should SF ban the no-knock warrants that lead to Breonna Taylor’s death?

Plus: Juvenile justice, small-business rent relief, and a 'beach-to-the-Bay' bike path. That's The Agenda for Sept. 20-26.

Occupy San Francisco was a game-changer

Ten years later, remembering the movement that gave us "We are the 99 percent" and put economic inequality on the national agenda.

Giants food-service workers take job action, demanding safety

More than 200 briefly walk off the job and demand meeting with management; Giants brass ducks as strike looms.

Why no COVID vaccine requirements for Giants fans?

Concession staffers have to get the shot—but people cheering and shouting in a packed stadium can threaten the workers and themselves.

50 years ago, San Bruno Mountain was almost cut in half

Remembering a successful community campaign to save the local environment—as climate challenges loom.

Newsom beats back recall handily; now he has to decide who his friends are

Labor and grassroots Democrats kept him in office. Will he remember that when it comes to making policy?

New rules on search warrants moving forward with little public input

The public defender wasn't consulted. The DA hasn't been inolvolved. But the Police Commission wants a major policy change—now.

Why have DBI, Planning, and the cops gotten away with so much for so long?

Plus: $70 million for parking meters when the mayor says we can't afford to keep SIP hotels open to save lives. That's The Agenda for Sept. 13-19

Dandelion Chocolate workers’ union vote is approved by NLRB

Feds agree that the union won, narrowly; now comes the challenge of negotiating a contract.

Will SF’s ambitious Climate Action plan ever actually happen?

Implementing the program will cost money and involve tough decisions. Is City Hall up to it?

Opinion: The Great Highway shutdown fiasco

It's worse for the environment. It's infuriated residents. The city needs to rethink the highway closure—now, when a compromise is possible.

COVID and wildfires are a double threat at state prisons

New outbreaks, and constant fire threats, have been largely ignored by the major news media.

The mystery of Jean Chang Kan Fung, 84, dead after an encounter with CHP

Grandmother disappeared after cops dropped her at a grocery store far from home. She washed up dead in the water off Pacifica.

Keep the SIP hotels open to save lives, demonstrators tell Mayor Breed

Sup. Haney says feds will probably keep paying—but in the end, the city needs to buy these hotels as permanent housing.

A tech-worker dorm in the Tenderloin? Or the end of the Yimby narrative?

Christian Science Church had an approved project—but the developer says family housing doesn't make enough money and is asking for tech dorms instead. That's The Agenda for Sept 7-13

With Ed Asner, you always got what you saw—integrity

Remembering a devoted, consistent, and aggressive labor leader.

DoorDash drivers go to CEO’s door to demand fair wages and working conditions

The company offered 120 precent of minimum wage when it wanted to pass Prop. 22. But workers say they are still getting a raw deal.

Will Mayor Breed declare a state of emergency on drug-overdose deaths?

Activists, supervisors, DA all say it's time to defy the state and feds and set up city-backed safe-injection sites.

BIPOC residents of Mission Bay feel more welcome than in the rest of SF

In a new community with 30 percent affordable housing, displacement and gentrification aren't creating instability.

Giants ballpark workers set strike vote

Low wages, poor COVID safety, and a dismissive attitude by team management could lead to picket lines during the pennant race.

‘Don’t be a Giant idiot’—workers demand better COVID safety at ballpark

Growing number of positive tests set off alarm among the people who serve food and beverages at Oracle Park.

The future of Mission Bay

There's still a lot to do to turn this former redevelopment area into a real community, a new survey shows.

‘It’s always been there:’ Dolores Huerta speaks out on racism and Jim Crow

At 91, the co-founder of the United Farmworkers Union is still active and speaking out against voter suppression.

Students demand that teacher pension fund revoke fossil fuel investments

CalSTRS holds $6 billion in fossil-fuel company stock, and the next generation wants to see a dramatic change.

Bridge housing talks about community empowerment …

... and then supports two bad housing bills that do the exact opposite. And they want my money.

Medical professionals say that SIP hotel program is saving and changing lives

Data shows marked improvements in physical and mental health of formerly homeless—so why is SF shutting these hotels down?

Waymo and the invasion of the corporate body-snatchers

Robot drivers who will put 10 million people out of work are coming to your neighborhood—now.

Judge blocks—for now—massive UC expansion in Parnassus Heights

Temporary order saves historic murals and could force the school to negotiate with the neighborhood that its development project will impact.

Campos takes first step toward state Assembly bid

If Chiu becomes city attorney, his seat will be open for a special election.

The data supports Chesa Boudin’s record: Why doesn’t the media tell us that?

Boudin is charging cases at the same rate as other local DAs. He has increased prosecutions of sexual assault cases. But the "balanced" Chron misses the point.

Don’t trust Big Pharma or Western Medicine? Get Vaccinated.

An activist doctor debunks many of the claims about the COVID vaccine—and warns us all how important it is to GET VACCINATED.

Two major developer-driven housing bills head for Assembly floor

Newsom may soon be asked to sign deregulation measures—at a time when Wall Street is moving fast into the CA housing market.

Oakland activists say they don’t want the CHP to patrol their streets

Will more cops really make people of color safer? The community isn't so sure.

A public health nurse makes the case for vaccine and mask mandates

Testing alone has simply not worked. We call this 'universal precautions'—and it has to be part of our response to the ongoing pandemic.

Racial justice in post-COVID San Francisco

Join us online Wed/18 at 6pm for a discussion of how we can make things better at this challenging time.

City plans to close homeless hotels—so where will people go?

Information scarce on how, when—and whether—suitable relocations will take place.

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