Stories about Growth

New Music: Monophonics’ ‘It’s Only Us’ summons classic soul’s expansive phase

The local outfit's retro vibe expands into that '70s moment when icons explored new sonic territory.

Noise Pop snaps, crackles, and jangles with surprises and new favorites

Sarchasm, Habibi, Seablite, DJ QBert, Angelica Garcia, Helado Negro, Tré Burt, and many more filled a week with great music.

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

The New York Times (along with many others) completely misses the reality of the housing market in this city.

Unlimited growth doesn’t help the local economy

In SF, a rising tide doesn't lift all boats; it drowns the people who can't afford a boat. So why is Scott Wiener pushing a discredited neoliberal agenda?

The fix was in: Mayor appoints political ally to run city planning

'Indefensible' appointment puts private-sector housing ally in key position as city faces massive displacement issues.

The misleading reports (and reporting) on Prop. E

Once again, some city officials (and the Chron) are using scare tactics to suggest that linking office growth to housing will ruin the economy.

SF 2019 Housing scorecard is really bleak

2019 numbers show plenty of $5,000-a-month apartments and multimillion-dollar penthouses -- but only about 5 percent of the affordable housing the city needs.

City College chancellor wants to reject emergency funding

Sup. Walton wants to allocate $2.7 million to avoid massive class cuts, but chancellor says there is 'no emergency.'

Downtown prepares attack on jobs-housing measure

But the arguments are bogus. Plus: Breed goes after Mental Health SF and threatens budget cuts as Preston prepares to join the board. That's The Agenda for Dec. 16-22

Mayor pulls poison-pill office development measure

Facing likely defeat, Breed backs off attempt to undermine office-housing linkage campaign.