Stories about Growth

The Karl Marx Tree: How Southern Pacific Railroad killed a socialist colony in the name of creating Yosemite National...

  By Marc Norton AUGUST 27, 2014 -- There has been considerable hoopla this summer around the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln putting his signature...

What the housing “dashboard” shows: Too many luxury condos

By Tim Redmond Sup. Jane Kim wanted the city to develop a housing “dashboard” – an ongoing report that would link the development of market-rate...

Even a mainstream state housing group says SF’s “market” is a failure

By Tim Redmond Aug. 22, 2014 – The California Housing Partnership Corporation isn’t a radical left organization. It’s a quasi-governmental agency created by the state...

Newsom, GOP share talking points on Uber

  By Tim Redmond AUGUST 19, 2014 – Our friend the Gavster has apparently come to share an obsession with the Republican National Committee: Uber. Remember how...

Behind Ferguson’s Unrest: Failed US Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap

By Andre Shashaty Aug. 18, 2014 -- On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed...

Media misses: Taxes, the economy, and Harvey Milk

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 18, 2014 -- Yes, I listen to NPR. KPFA, of course, but also NPR. That makes me an Old Liberal Leftist,...

Newsom may have to answer for lawsuit against SF

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 14, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be in the spotlight this week, when the State Lands Commission meets in...

The missing story — and the missing people — at the Airbnb hearing

  By Tim Redmond So much happened at the Planning Commission hearing on Airbnb that I hardly know where to start, except: The testimony that the commissioners...

Who’s going to enforce the new Airbnb law? Because nobody is doing it now

By Tim Redmond AUG. 5, 2014 -- The biggest issue for the San Francisco Planning Commission Thursday might lurk in the weeds behind all of...

We’re back — with housing battles, the mayor vs. Wiener, Airbnb … it never ends

By Tim Redmond AUG. 4, 2014 – So many things happened while we were away – and no surprise, much of it had to do...