Stories about Workers

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

Protesting Uber’s IPO — and police secrecy

Drivers ask why they keep getting pay cuts as the top execs prepare to become staggeringly rich -- and why is SFPD still dragging its heels on new police-misconduct disclosure laws? That's The Agenda for May 6-13

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.

Hello Kitty to ‘Happy Cleaners’: Asian American film shines at CAAMFest

37th edition of the wide-ranging film festival showcases local stories like 'Chinatown Rising' and 100-year-old classic 'The Dragon Painter'

Six years of 48hills! Come celebrate with us

Join us May 2 to honor the Anchor Steam union organizers, hear from Martin Espinoza, Deepa Varma, and Davey D -- and keep community-based local journalism alive.

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.

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.

Homeless, at the airport

The view from LaGuardia, where people hide and move along and live in a world where there's no place for poor people to go.

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.