Stories about El Rio

Tom’s Town: The gloves come off in the Campos-Chiu race

By Tom Temprano The gloves are officially off (were they ever on?) in the race to succeed Tom Ammiano in the 17th Assembly District --...

Tom’s Town: Finally, we win a name change

By Tom Temprano APRIL 18 -- Willie Brown may have his bridge, Dianne Feinstein may someday have her airport (or terminal), but I’m thrilled to...

Tom’s Town: Drag Queens and Politicos

 By Tom Temprano Last night’s Sacramento Realness fundraiser for David Campos at El Rio made for the mixing of two of my favorite communities of...

Tom’s Town: The real story of ‘the tech against eviction’ event

FEB. 28, 2014 -- This past Tuesday my bar, Virgil's Sea Room, played host to a tech community meet up organized by folks hoping...

Tom’s Town: Pass the Pipe, Ed

By Tom Temprano Mayor Ed Lee and his Department of Public Health have been exercising poor etiquette in their refusal to pass the pipe over...

Tom’s Town: Making Google shuttles pay — and cutting party promoters some slack

By Tom Temprano In today’s San Francisco, $1 doesn’t stand to buy you a whole lot. Sure, it can get you a can of Tecate...

City Beat: $1 billion fine for Google?

  I’ve always thought San Francisco could use a Displacement and Neighborhood Impact Agency. I’ve argued that every major development, tax break, etc. should require...