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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Opinion: The Great Highway shutdown fiasco

It's worse for the environment. It's infuriated residents. The city needs to rethink the highway closure—now, when a compromise is possible.

Students demand that teacher pension fund revoke fossil fuel investments

CalSTRS holds $6 billion in fossil-fuel company stock, and the next generation wants to see a dramatic change.

Excess profits tax on billionaires could vaccinate the entire world

New study shows just how much richer the rich got in the pandemic—and what could be done if we taxed some of that unearned wealth.

Muni director talks about cutting lines and changing focus

Post-COVID plans could alter the city's transportation policy in some profound ways.

Breed says that some Muni lines might not be restored in post-COVID city

Muni needs to change—but the mayor indicated that cuts and 'efficiency' are the main goal.

Two-thirds of needy SF tenants could get zero state or local rent relief

Supes hearing shows huge gap between the promises and the reality -- but the money is there if the mayor is willing to spend it.

Biden, despite promises, has still issued no COVID standards for workplaces

The pandemic is not over -- but workers still have no federal protections.

California could vastly expand affordable broadband — if the Legislature acts now

Gov. Newsom has asked for money for expanding accessible Internet service all over the state. The Legislature is stalling.

Stern Grove’s just-released lineup shines (but you’ll have to be on the ball)

A San Francisco tradition, a brilliant spectrum of artists—and it's still all free, though you'll need a reservation.

The COVID pandemic is far from over in California workplaces

Foster Farms case is just one example of how workers are still getting sick -- and in some cases, dying.