Stories about communities

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Why is there no community process to determine which Soma developers will get their valuable permits under Prop. M?

A new housing ‘compact’ looks a lot like a developer’s dream

Nonprofit leaders seeking consensus come up with a deal: Modest tenant protections in exchange for more market-rate housing and displacement.

Wiener’s new housing bill is radically unfair

The senator assumes the private market will solve our problems. That has never worked.

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

It's hard to campaign to be a neighborhood supervisor when you attack neighborhoods.

Capturing Harvey Milk’s martyrdom and living legacy

From Leo Herrera's stunning photos of the suit he was shot in to the energy of today's housing activists, Milk is remembered 40 years after his murder.

Tell the CPUC: No bailout for PG&E!

Activists organize to speak out at commission meeting Thursday

SF was totally unprepared for the air-quality crisis

The city failed on so many fronts -- and now it's time for an emergency plan that includes stopping the next PG&E bailout

Protesters demand a Green New Deal

Activists call on Pelosi, Lee to create committee to address the economy and climate change

Tax breaks for corporations are a bad idea, new study shows

The Twitter tax break, the tax breaks for Amazon -- they do a lot more harm than good. It's time SF officials admitted that.

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.