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Mayor Breed sides with the Yimbys and developers

The housing agenda of Mayor London Breed continues to become more clear – and it’s entirely in line with development interests and the Yimby folks. Breed appointed a development lawyer,...

Guess who’s a lawyer for the city’s worst planning scofflaw? (Hint: He writes for the Chron)

The City Attorney’s Office and the Planning Department just released some details of the legal settlement between the city and the Academy of Art University after years of violations...

Jeff Adachi didn’t die from drugs or alcohol, new study says

A new study from a group of forensic experts says that the late Public Defender Jeff Adachi could not have died from cocaine and alcohol use. It directly challenges...

What happens if Wiener gets challenged from both the right and the left?

The idea that former state Sen. Quentin Kopp is planning to challenge incumbent Scott Wiener sets up some fascinating political possibilities. I talked to Kopp, who is also a retired...

Vallie Brown’s big real-estate money

The campaign contribution filings for the first six months of 2019 are now public, and the most dramatic news involves the D5 supes race. For starters, challenger Dean Preston has...

Broke-Ass Stuart is on ‘Shaky Ground’ in spot-on new web series

This was going to be a really mopey essay about moving away from San Francisco, and coming back to visit, and being sad and feeling lost and maybe like...

A hippie van and an annoying smart-phone dude

The number of San Francisco people living in cars, vans or other vehicles has increased by a whopping 45 percent in the last two years. That's the major takeaway...

Some perspective on the raid on a reporter’s house

I’m appalled to see cops raid the homes and offices of reporters and looking for confidential information.Putting a journalist in handcuffs for six hours while you confiscate his computers,...

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

UPDATED, see the end. The 1974 kidnapping of Patricia “Patty” Hearst, granddaughter of the founder of the Hearst media empire, was a dramatic chapter in San Francisco history, and a...

Tenant representation and spy technology

The Board of Supes Rules Committee will consider Monday/15 two items with both immediate and long-term policy and political significance – Mayor Breed’s latest appointment to the Rent Board...