Stories about Development

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

As psychedelics become mainstream, this groundbreaking gathering addresses everything from two-spirit ecology to queer jam band fans.

Arts Forecast: The week’s best moments to honor Momma

Plus: The 48th annual Stanford Powwow, a musical benefit for immigration advocates RAICES, Diana Gameros, and the Walking Distance Dance Festival.

Wiener’s ‘transit-oriented development’ bill screws public transit

More cars, more trucks, more private tech shuttles -- but not a penny for Muni in SB 50.

Screen Grabs: The Nude Vampire, Babylon, Gay USA…

Retro delights on tap, including Dr. Ruth and 8-track tapes, plus French hustlers, a Merce Cunningham tribute, and more in cinemas this week.

Arts Forecast: 48 Hills Spring Gala, How Weird Street Faire, New Wave Prom…

2 Blocks of Art, SF.Mutek, Hot Chip, AI Cephalopod, Cinco de Marr-o, MorMor, and more arts events this week.

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

Two new books on the bizarre chapter in local history ignore the important political outcome.

Homeless, at the airport

The view from LaGuardia, where people hide and move along and live in a world where there's no place for poor people to go.

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

In direct rebuke to mayor, board says that a developer can't buy off the city when it comes to blocking sunshine in a crowded neighborhood.