Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Culture

Willie Brown denounces SF government, SF electorate, democratic process at Chamber of Commerce event

By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 -- Yesterday morning the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosted Wells Fargo’s ForecastSF 2014, described in the program as “the region’s leading economic forecast...

The Karl Marx Tree: How Southern Pacific Railroad killed a socialist colony in the name of creating Yosemite National...

  By Marc Norton AUGUST 27, 2014 -- There has been considerable hoopla this summer around the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln putting his signature on the Yosemite Grant Act...

How light-industrial space can be saved: The lesson of 2 Henry Adams

By Zelda Bronstein AUGUST 19, 2014 -- One of the top San Francisco business stories of early summer revolved around the question: Would the city allow Pinterest, the insanely successful—...

On Michael Brown, Sketch Factor, and Finding a Safe Way Home

By Julia Carrie Wong There is a deep and disturbing dissonance between the Ferguson Police Department’s demands that protestors “Just go home,” and the reality of Black life in America. Ferguson...

SF does almost noting about corruption, grand jury says. Anyone seriously disagree?

By Tim Redmond The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury is the latest group in this city to have lost faith in the ability of the local officials to enforce political...

Privatization, Hollywood, and Robocop

(In which we take a break from local politics for a moment to reflect on popular culture and the politics of a Hollywood failure) By Tim Redmond JUNE 10, 2014 --...

The fate of Marcus Books

By Tiny MAY 13, 2014 -- “We got a ‘Funky and low-down feeling, but we rock steady,” said Greg Johnson, Marcus Books co-owner addressing a small press gathering at...

The Leland Yee-Willie Brown connection and the culture of corruption

By Tim Redmond One of the most interesting bits of information in the massive affidavit that let to Sen. Leland Yee's arrest is a short phrase on Page 29. It...

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 on everybody’s mind at a...

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 a very taboo, a very...