Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Condos

The Agenda, New Year’s edition: Saving City College …

It’s pretty unusual for a public official who runs a major institution that is short of cash to refuse help. But that’s what’s going on at City College –...

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. The protestors come from all economic classes and religious and...

At Litquake, the infamous Literary Death Match hits 500

The field of literature is often criticized for its focus on dead writers, but you can’t blame Literary Death Match for adding to the corpse pile. With Litquake, the...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...

Quick ‘n Dirty Guide to Folsom Parties 2019

Let your fetish flag wave! On Sunday, September 22, a giant leather flag was raised in SoMa on the site of the new Eagle Plaza, a multi-use space and...

The Trump supporters who opposed Rose Pak Chinatown Station

The most remarkable thing about the close vote to name the Central Subway’s Chinatown Station after Rose Pak was how little the opposition had to do with Rose Pak. I...

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

48 hills’ “Facebook money and California housing” series delves into the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s multi-million-dollar funding of the pro-growth shadow government that’s reshaping California housing policy. The first installment...

Does the Marriott Corporation need a $5 million tax break?

California tax law is weird, and Prop. 13 makes it weirder. And for commercial property owners, there are all sorts of loopholes. Then there’s the Mills Act. By many accounts, the...

There are no Yimbys

There are no Yimbys. Yimby stands for Yes In My Back Yard. But Yimby advocates don't have backyards.  It's other peoples' backyards they want.  They just can't say that. I was...

BREAKING: Wiener’s housing deregulation bill on hold — for now

State Senator Scott Wiener’s AB 50, which would have deregulated housing across California, was pulled from this year’s Legislative session today. Sen. Anthony Portantino, who chairs the Appropriations Committee, said...