Stories about Arts

Why is City College cutting so many classes?

By Sara Bloomberg SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 -- Imagine you’re a college student. Classes are picked. Textbooks have been bought. Your boss finally accepted your schedule...

Turn the Flower Mart into tech offices? Say it’s not so

By Zelda Bronstein The Flower Mart, a beloved San Francisco institution, is in danger of falling victim to the City Hall-stoked tech real estate boom. The...

Politics: The future of Airbnb regulations

By Tim Redmond JULY 10, 2014 -- There won’t be an Airbnb initiative on the November ballot – but the issue, and the possibility of...

Communities of color cut out of SF’s arts spending

By Tim Redmond It’s not a secret, and hardly news, that straight White people are a minority in San Francisco. Although the African American population...

Why SF City Planning can’t protect local industry from office encroachment: An alarming case study

By Zelda Bronstein MAY 29, 2014 -- At its May Day meeting, the San Francisco Planning Commission took a stand for blue-collar jobs, affordable housing,...

Picking Cotton, Playing Pro Basketball, or Being the President of the United States. Hmmmm…..

By Eva Paterson This is personal. The Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors. I watched the beginning of the game along with most of the nation...

Big battle brewing over funding for children’s programs

  By Tim Redmond There’s a serious battle brewing over the re-authorization of the Children’s Fund and the city’s funding for public schools, possibly pitting the...

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...

Despite ‘Twitter’ tax breaks, tech firms do little for senior neighbors

  Zendesk launched Link-SF, a database of resouces for homeless and low-income residents accessible from mobile devices, at a press event last week. Featured from...

Tom’s Town: A visit to River City (and what’s up with the David Chiu landlord-lawyer fundraiser?)

By Tom Temprano My last visit to Sacramento happened when I was ten years old on a road trip to Gold Country with my dad....