Stories about Tech

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.

Examined Life: On shaky ground

In a city where everyone and everything is constantly changing, we have a lot to fear. But even more to learn.

Tenant representation and spy technology

Supes committee to vote on Breed's Rent Board appointee -- and on a measure to control surveillance in San Francisco (which the cops are trying to derail). That's The Agenda for April 16-21

The SF supes’ salvo against Wiener’s housing deregulation bill

A 9-2 vote against SB 50 puts SF on record against a measure that adds no new affordable housing or transit funding while encouraging more luxury housing.

SFFILM Fest opens with stars and ‘Tales’

Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, and the crew of 28 Barbary Lane were on hand to premiere the first episode of the new 'Tales of the City.'

The bizarre argument in favor of Wiener’s housing bill

Sup. Vallie Brown tries to make the convoluted case for letting the private market solve our housing crisis.

Divas closes—and SF loses its ‘trans town square’

The bar shuts its door after 31 years, and the trans community mourns its only dedicated meeting place in San Francisco

How to take housing out of the private market

The Agenda: Sup. Fewer has an idea that—with adequate funding—could radically change homelessness, gentrification, and the way the city handles housing.

Review: Wild highs and lows in ‘Falsettos’

Part gay sacred relic, part emotional rollercoaster, this revival at the Golden Gate Theatre sweeps you past its problematic story.

Some humanity for people without homes

Why are we cracking down on people living in cars and RVs -- when so many in the Bay Area are just one earthquake, fire, or job loss away from the same situation?