Stories about Neighborhoods

Even Therapy can’t pay the rent; is there any hope for Valencia St?

By Tim Redmond I’m not going to cry for Wayne Whelan. He’s been a very successful business owner in San Francisco; starting with $40 and...

Airbnb rebrands neoliberal bullshit as genitalia-shaped bullshit

By Julia Carrie Wong JULY 16, 2014 -- Corporate branding is always bullshit, but tech industry branding is a special breed of bullshit, if for...

Explaining why SF has a housing crisis — and who’s at fault. In ten minutes

JULY 14, 2014 -- San Francisco politics is full of mythology, and one of the great myths of 2014 is that the progressives, the...

Privatization and displacement, from Detroit to the Bay Area

By Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) "We are hiding out in our own house with no water," Shelah, a 15-year-youth and poverty skola, whispered on the...

Why SF City Planning can’t protect local industry from office encroachment: An alarming case study

By Zelda Bronstein MAY 29, 2014 -- At its May Day meeting, the San Francisco Planning Commission took a stand for blue-collar jobs, affordable housing,...

Mapping profit and loss in San Francisco

By Julia Carrie Wong An anonymous millionaire known only by the twitter handle @hiddencash has turned San Francisco into a real-life treasure hunt and incited...

Why has City Planning gotten a free pass on Airbnb?

  By Tim Redmond MAY 7, 2014 -- I've been complaining (a bit) about the legislation by Sup. David Chiu on Airbnb. I've been critical (a...

Tom’s Town: The gloves come off in the Campos-Chiu race

By Tom Temprano The gloves are officially off (were they ever on?) in the race to succeed Tom Ammiano in the 17th Assembly District --...

How do we solve the Airbnb problem?

Calvin Welch (left) and Sup. David Chiu have very different approaches to dealing with Airbnb. By Tim Redmond MAY 1, 2014-- It's pretty clear that San...

Politics on Tuesday: The Warriors, The Mayor, and Airbnb

Whoops – not happening   By Tim Redmond APRIL 22, 2014 -- The proponents of Prop. B, which would mandate a vote of the people for any...