Stories about Pollution

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

Sup. Vallie Brown has a narrative driving her campaign: She had a difficult childhood, faced evictions and homelessness, and is now working to protect the rights of tenants. Here’s...

Party Radar: Sweet, sweet NYE

PARTY RADAR Let's kick this sorry ass-end of a year bah-byeeeeee and hit the dance floor for a couple days running, shall we? Below are my top picks for moving...

SF was totally unprepared for the air-quality crisis

By the end of this week, the rain finally arrived, the Camp Fire was largely contained, and the Bay Area could take a deep breath again. But after two...

Tenant Troubles: What Prop. 10 is really about

“Local governments are on the front lines of managing homelessness, displacement and gentrification. They need the ability to stop the bleeding. Proposition 10 would give them an additional option...

Two big (and environmentally awful) projects — and a step toward saving the Mission

The India Basin environmental impact report, which was more-or-less rejected by the supes two weeks ago when the local air board said the construction proposals would cause too much...

Who supports real rent control — and environmental justice in Bayview?

All 11 supervisors will have to take a public stand Tuesday/2 on Proposition 10, the statewide ballot measure that would allow cities to impose effective rent control. Sup. Aaron...

The utter absurdity of the Central Soma Plan EIR

The SF Board of Supervisors approved the EIR for the Central Soma Plan Tuesday, despite hours of testimony from Soma residents and activists who said that the plan would...

A window on the latest leather looks for Folsom

Like Macy's holiday windows, Tom and Jerry's giant Christmas toy house, or the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's humongous Easter hats, you know an only-in-San Francisco celebration is just around the...

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

As Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the Global Climate Action Summit Thursday, they were greeted by hundreds of protesters and direct action...

A people’s climate summit

This September, community, political, and business leaders from around the globe will be meeting in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit to discuss the state of climate action...