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Ten groups. $33 million, half of it dark money. Behind the billionaires in SF politics

New report sheds light on the massive influx of right-wing money trying to buy votes

Campaign notebook: The dizzying web of big-money influence

Plus: Remarkable hype, Lurie's money, and why Breed's allies want to control the Democratic Party.

Screen Grabs: Has democracy peaked? Ask the monk with the gun

Elections bring trouble in Bhutan. Plus: Franz Rogowski meets French imperialism in 'Disco Boy,' pretty but plodding 'Peasants'

How to tell a joke in Palestine: Arab American Comedy Fest brings essential connection

Co-founders Maysoon Zayid and Dean Obeidallah talk about 20 years of using laughs to transcend hatred.

Garry Tan gave almost $200K to local campaigns; Milk Club says give it back

Should candidates take money from tech baron whose tweet death threats against local officials?

The hidden political history of SF’s 1906 earthquake and fire—and what it means today

Social class, race, and labor played a huge role in what happened—and how the city recovered.

San Jose hardcore legend Eugene Robinson is a Bay institution. A new memoir tells his tale

The journalist and Oxbow singer refuses to hold back.

Fielder, Chandler spar at D9 debate that draws sizable crowd

Chandler refuses to support cease-fire resolution and opposes district elections as differences between candidates become clear.

The next billionaire target: SF judges

More than $150,000 in Big Tech and real estate money pours into right-wing effort to oust incumbent judge

Ode to Uptown: RIP, feisty bar for punks and lefties

The legendary almost-40-year-old bar went out with tipsy adieus, sidewalk fiddlers, and a reminder of ongoing Mission gentrification.