Stories about Activism

First Assembly debate defines the candidates – and the shape of the race

  By Tim Redmond The gloves came off, quickly, in the first debate between Sups. David Chiu and David Campos Thursday night, as the candidates presented...

City Beat: Airbnb, the cost of Google buses — and was there actually a protest at a Google employee’s...

By Tim Redmond Finally, someone has sued Airbnb over an eviction, arguing that his landlord wanted him out so the apartment could be rented as...

Speculation tax leads ideas at Haight tenant convention

Sup Eric Mar listens at the Haight-Richmond tenant convention   By Tim Redmond The Park Branch library was so packed for the Haight-Richmond tenant convention that people...

Tenants planning 2014 agenda

Tenants packed the LGBT center to talk about how to fight back  By Tim Redmond There had to be 250 people at the Castro Tenants Convention...

Bad urbanism: Tech and planning forum misses the point

By Zelda Bronstein On Jan. 7, I went to an evening panel discussion at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association entitled “What Urban...

Politics on Tuesday: Campos, Chiu, the bus “fee” and a worry for Greg Suhr…

By Tim Redmond Sup. David Campos got the early endorsement of the influential teacher's union in his bid for state Assembly. And for reasons that...

The other Twitter tax break — and how it cost the city $25 million

By Tim Redmond Way back in 1969, when Sue Hestor was a young activist organizing a peace march, she asked the sympathetic owner of the...

FIVE THINGS you really, really want to do today

By Caitlin Donohue THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12  “CHOICE” Pregnant USS Enterprise Spock babe renderings and all, this juried exhibit orchestrated by the Northern California Women’s Caucus of...

City Beat: Media jamming on the Google bus and parking meters in the neighborhoods

The World as We Know It in San Francisco was buzzing all day over the protestors who blocked a Google bus – and the...

City Beat: Lobbyists here and there, saving Modern Times and the Church sex scandal

By Tim Redmond Despite all the silly fuss over the modest pay raise for state Legislators, the public’s opinion of the Democrat-dominated Assembly and Senate...