Stories about Real Estate

Wiener quietly turns barber bill into major housing legislation

Gut-and-amend strategy puts a version of SB 50 on the legislative fast track.

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

Wiener’s ‘transit-oriented development’ bill screws public transit

More cars, more trucks, more private tech shuttles -- but not a penny for Muni in SB 50.

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

Two new books on the bizarre chapter in local history ignore the important political outcome.

Should the tech boom pay the costs of the tech boom?

The IPOs will make the housing market even worse. Should we use the budget surplus to build affordable housing? That's The Agenda for April 21-28.

Rival GoFundMe launched to counter anti-homeless Embarcadero group’s

Seawall navigation center opponents raise big bucks to hire lawyer—but homeless advocate fights back with a successful one of his own.

Mar seeks to fund Free City College without ballot campaign

Proposal would allocate $15 million a year to the school -- if there's a way to make sure it doesn't get gutted in future budget cycles.

‘Take back our lives:’ The words of poverty scholars

A new book is a declaration of emergency and a guide book to regaining our bodies, spirits, hearts and minds.

CASA’s secret New York junket

42 people flew to Manhattan for a three-day event that had no real policy purpose -- and MTC is stonewalling on releasing the price tag.