Stories about Western Addition

SF Democratic Party votes against the Mission

County committee rejects community call for a break in runaway development By Tim Redmond MAY 28, 2015 – As if there were any doubt left, the Democratic Party of  San Francisco...

Airbnb makes housing crisis much worse, city study shows

As many as 30 percent of the available rentals in the Mission are off the market and used as hotel rooms; the Chiu legislation is a complete failure By Tim...

There was never an “anti-tech” movement in SF

The protests aren't about technology -- they're about displacement, economic inequality, and bad corporate behavior. And they are part of a long political legacy By Tim Redmond FEBRUARY 18, 2015 –...

London Breed easily elected board president

By Tim Redmond JANUARY 8, 2014 – By the time the supervisors gathered for the ceremony of swearing in the new board, it was pretty clear how the vote for...

What’s up for 2015 in SF? Well, sharing ….

By Tim Redmond JANUARY 5, 2014 – It’s all going to be about sharing in 2015. That’s what the Mayor’s Office is saying. But the “sharing economy” and its role...

Marcus Books returning to SF as legacy business as indie stores continue their struggle to survive

By Denise Sullivan NOVEMBER 14, 2014 -- It's been said that ghosts haunt the majestic purple Victorian on Fillmore and Post Streets. People who can see such things have reported...

Election night: Looking at the turnout

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 4, 2014 (5:30pm) – Two and a half hours until the polls close, and turnout on the East side of town is mixed. Dean Preston, director...

The (next) crisis for City College — the November election

By Tim Redmond Now that the lawsuit against the City College accreditors is moving forward, and the college is entering a new accreditation process, and pretty much everyone with any...

Facebook is messing with drag queens. Big mistake

By Tom Temprano Facebook is ruffling quite a few wigs this week after sending notices to a number of notable drag queens, who locally include Heklina, Sister Roma, Monistat, Lady...

Big Soda uses Kim, Breed to fight sugary drink tax

By Tim Redmond The soda industry is already launching an attack on the November tax on sugary beverages, using the unusual comments several supervisors made during debate on the issue...