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Supes approve Breed’s police commissioner—and a dubious plan to raise money for the zoo

Mayor gets the right to ask companies like PG&E for donations to fund her panda pen.

Organized retail theft is not driving chain stores out of San Francisco

Even the retailers admit this. And yet, the media narrative endures.

New laws seek to end private developer risk, burdening public instead

Why should cities and counties guarantee profits for builders and push the costs of growth onto the local taxpayers?

Billionaires file legal brief attacking the unhoused in SF

While city fails to train staff on sweeps, the people who created this crisis are asking the Supreme Court to blame the victims.

The big Yimby money behind housing deregulation bills

Cal Yimby spent more than $500,000 pushing for laws that would promote market-rate development with no real affordability guarantees.

Big Telecom giveaway bills head for state Assembly votes

Plus: Measure to limit CEQA appeals goes before supes and a rally to limit supportive housing rents. That's The Agenda for May 17-23

City College students fight back against brutal faculty cuts

Firing teachers could also mean the end of a lot of treasured programs.

With live shows poised to return, musicians open up about opening up

An indie star, a label owner, a DJ, and an electronic musician share their candid responses to this moment

Is art free speech under COVID? A local court case steams on

Ongoing San Francisco International Arts Festival lawsuit demands that arts reopen in parity with worship and dining.

Books: Free City and the fight for community college education

A comprehensive history tells the story of the struggle to preserve SF's City College -- and block the neo-liberal approach to education.