Stories about Activism

Some reality about the Mirkarimi vote — and the Ron Conway attack piece

By Tim Redmond MAY 14, 2014 -- Our local billionaire tech lord has injected the Ross Mirkarimi vote into the 17th Assembly District race –...

Tom’s Town: Finally, we win a name change

By Tom Temprano APRIL 18 -- Willie Brown may have his bridge, Dianne Feinstein may someday have her airport (or terminal), but I’m thrilled to...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...

San Francisco or bust: Class war and why we need to stand and fight to save our city

(Editors Note: This is a speech delivered to a business conference on the “Mid-Market Transformation,” March 12, 2014) By David Talbot I want to talk about...

Legal case could invalidate part of SF’s landmark Sunshine Ordinance

By Tim Redmond There's a legal case making its way through the court system that could invalidate a critical part of the city's landmark Sunshine...

The attack on SoMa, part two: Why is this happening, anyway?

By Zelda Bronstein In a story that’s become somewhat legendary of late, David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, asked whether San Francisco could survive the tech...

Anti-speculation tax headed for November ballot

By Tim Redmond FEB. 26, 2014 -- A tax on real-estate speculators first proposed by Harvey Milk in the late 1970s could wind up on...

Politics on Tuesday: Fall campaigns begin March 17

By Tim Redmond FEB. 25, 2014 – The campaigns for supervisor and state Assembly get real March 17, when the first seriously controversial housing bill...

Statewide tenant movement comes alive in Sacramento. Where was Leland?

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (center) addresses the tenant rally, with State Sen. Mark Leno (left) and Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos (behind Ammiano) looking...

The big real-estate money in SF politics

  By Darwin Bond Graham The tech boom has made San Francisco's real estate the most expensive in the nation. Tech companies, from startups to Fortune...