In News + Politics

Foreign correspondent: The politics behind the Gaza protests

A look inside the uprising -- and a case for the only viable two-state solution

Mayor’s sweeps are a failure, new study shows

Complaints about encampments only increase after sweeps; 'it's like ping-pong'

The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

Plus: Democratic Party responds to Breed campaign ad

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

Campaign trail: Leno tries a direct, 60-second appeal

Plus: Do "all" Democrats really agree on the mayor's race? Not even close

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

Foreign correspondent: What will Iran do now?

Trump has emboldened hardliners who are ready to restart the country's nuclear program

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

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Campaign Trail

The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

Plus: Democratic Party responds to Breed campaign ad

Campaign trail: Leno tries a direct, 60-second appeal

Plus: Do "all" Democrats really agree on the mayor's race? Not even close

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

... and a Leno/Kim event is shut down after Breed supporters shout down speakers

Campaign trail: Leno, Kim issue joint endorsement ad …

... the Chron goes utterly crazy (is Ron Conway involved?), cops put out a misleading mailer, and why has Angela Alioto turned against Sanctuary City?

Campaign Trail: Leno blasts Breed’s housing record

The mayoral campaign heats up as former senator and tenant advocates directly criticize supervisor's history on tenant issues

Tenant Troubles

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

Tenant Troubles: Can a landlord take down my TV dish?

It depends on where you put it -- and what rights you have to the use of that space.

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord spy on me?

In our surveillance society, a security camera may not be an invasion of privacy.

Tenant Troubles: Do we have to sue to get our deposit back?

Actually, yes. Wishin' and hopin' (and some phone calls) won't get you anywhere.

The Agenda

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

Supes to hear about squalid conditions for big-landlord tenants ….

Plus: Blocking speculative rent increases and making developers pay for transit .... That's The Agenda for May 14-20

The odd ad in the Chron, the mayor and the homeless sweeps ….

... plus getting the word out about Tasers. That's The Agenda for May 7-14

The Agenda: Standing up to the cops

In an unprecedented move, most of City Hall is demanding that the police union accept reforms before getting a raise. Plus: Budget priorities and the real story behind the mayor's inaccurate Hetch Hetchy resolution. That's the Agenda, April 30 - May 6

Supes asked to allow condos where centenarian was evicted

Landlord who tossed out Iris Canada still wants the city to give him a lucrative permit. Plus: How does SF respond to sexual assault? That's The Agenda for April 23-29

Opinion

Stopping Facebook at SF General Hospital

Rally seeks to end company deals with medical centers -- oh, and we're sick of the name, too

SF needs a mayor who will tax, spend, and regulate

With all the challenges facing the city, the next mayor has to be willing to challenge the corporate, growth, and tech agendas

Trump’s offshore oil plan is a hostile act by a rogue nation

Handing over the oceans to fossil-fuel companies would threaten people and wildlife around the world

OPINION: Cannabis is not a threat to our neighborhoods

If we treated bars and nightlife the way some at City Hall want to treat weed outlets, this city would be a much worse place

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign correspondent: The politics behind the Gaza protests

A look inside the uprising -- and a case for the only viable two-state solution

Foreign correspondent: What will Iran do now?

Trump has emboldened hardliners who are ready to restart the country's nuclear program

Natalie Portman boycotts Israeli prize; right wing goes ballistic

So what methods of protest are acceptable if you disagree with Israeli policy in the occupied territories?

Foreign Correspondent: The missile attacks on Syria

The situation on the ground is a lot more complicated than the Trump Administration is saying

Trump, Tokyo, and the Korean crisis

Both the left and the right in Tokyo are angry at the US president, and they don't see much hope for talks with North Korea

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Top reads

The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

Plus: Democratic Party responds to Breed campaign ad

Campaign trail: Leno tries a direct, 60-second appeal

Plus: Do "all" Democrats really agree on the mayor's race? Not even close

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

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.

Puff: More joys of microdosing

Get slightly juiced—and even survive a hangover—with small-dose products like Somatik's chocolate-covered goji berries or a shot of Kwik Ease.

Mayor’s sweeps are a failure, new study shows

Complaints about encampments only increase after sweeps; 'it's like ping-pong'

The real housing record of London Breed

The D5 supervisor says she's supporting affordable housing, but her history is much more mixed

Topics

Mayor’s sweeps are a failure, new study shows

Complaints about encampments only increase after sweeps; 'it's like ping-pong'

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

None of the candidates talked about the crucial economic, growth, and urban issues. None of the journalists forced them to.

Supes to hear about squalid conditions for big-landlord tenants ….

Plus: Blocking speculative rent increases and making developers pay for transit .... That's The Agenda for May 14-20

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

None of the candidates talked about the crucial economic, growth, and urban issues. None of the journalists forced them to.

Chronicle reporting on Kim backfires

Flawed data, biased questions create furor at daily paper as investigative story is killed

Luxury yachts — or 5,000 school kids learning to sail?

The Treasure Island Development Authority wants to turn Clipper Cove -- now used for youth sailing programs -- over to 313 millionaires and their fancy boats

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

New book explores DC's equity housing cooperatives—and may offers some lessons for SF.

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

Tenant Troubles: Can a landlord take down my TV dish?

It depends on where you put it -- and what rights you have to the use of that space.

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

New book explores DC's equity housing cooperatives—and may offers some lessons for SF.

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

Radical currents sweep the country—could they bring long-awaited justice for Chilean women? A report from Santiago.

Party Radar: Sapphic pleasures, Lynchian delights, an indie Hotline …

... Juana, Nickodemus, KlangKeuntsler, J.Phlip, Rave Against the Machine, Daddy Issues, and more hot parties this week.

Sharen Hewitt, force of nature and grandmother to hundreds of activists, is dead

She took care of so many, for so long, and fought for so much. She will be sorely missed

‘The Third Muslim’ highlights queer faith, art, resilience

New show at SOMArts focuses on artists whose identities have 'pushed them to the margins of the margins.'

Sunday’s Howard Zinn Book Fair envisions “The World We Want”

Inspired by the great peoples' historian, the fourth HZBF presents an astonishing array of social justice-oriented speakers, workshops, and exhibitors.