Stories about Manufacturing

San Francisco’s doomed! Listen to this mix

As we dive into election time, here's an optimistic mix of classic SF jams that have foretold and saved us from glorious ruin.

‘American Factory’ a tale of two blue collars: US and Chinese

Obamas' project for Netflix yields an eye-opening doc that shows how one innovative solution to a factory closing went awry.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

China trade war not going well for Trump

Examining the real reasons behind this misguided US policy.

Juul challenges key ballot language on overturning e-cig ban

Ballot Simplification Committee will hear arguments that ballot handbook language is biased -- and this could well end up in court.

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.

A more inclusive city budget, housing that doesn’t get built …

... and shocking data on Black unemployment during the tech boom. That's The Agenda for Jan. 14-20

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

And should the city be allowing tech-office creep in what used to be an area where light industry could prosper?

Breed’s opposition to Prop. C shows she’s on the side of big business

And her statement defending her position is based on inaccurate Chamber of Commerce talking points

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?