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'Company Town': A Film About How Tech Steamrolled San Francisco

Steven Hill | Posted 10.13.2016 | San Francisco
Steven Hill

Many hipsters and "new tech" enthusiasts are enraptured by the so-called "sharing economy" and its leading companies, such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft. If you really believe that these companies have anything to do with "sharing," then you really need to see Company Town.

"Company Town": Who is Minding the Store

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's ambitious and energetic new film "Company Town" sounds the alert about threats of economic change to San Francisco. ...

People of San Francisco: Please Get Woke

Karen Fleshman | Posted 04.11.2016 | San Francisco
Karen Fleshman

Photo of San Francisco Police Department in front of protest at Mission Police Station April 7th 2016 by Liam McStravick Since 2014, the San Francisc...

San Francisco Makes A Major Statement Against North Carolina's Hateful New Law

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

Mayor Ed Lee (D) announces ban on public funding of city employee travel North Carolina law prohibits local laws against LGBT discrimination New pol...

BatKid Inspires Yet Another Heroic Deed... Couple Picks Up The $105,000 Tab

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

The infectious goodwill inspired by Batkid -- the little cancer survivor who captured hearts the world over -- is still spreading months later. Ph...

Witnessing History, With Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Even while I'm reassuring my son this is a win, doubt whispers, "Really? This is it? What's the catch?" My marriage rights have been toyed with so many times over the past nine years, it's hard to believe someone won't pop up yelling, "Ha! Just kidding!" and send us back to the ballot box to start the fight again.

Katy Tang: Fresh Face in a Shadowy Place

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Getting an audience with a City Hall politician usually involves a frustrating choreography. But Katy Tang, the newly appointed supervisor for District 4, doesn't play those games.

Mayor Lee Reveals The Most Important Issues Facing San Franciscans

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stepped up to a podium at the new College Track center in Bayview/Hunter's Point to deliver his annual "State of the City" ...

WATCH: Ed Lee Details Growing Up Asian In America

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.18.2012 | San Francisco

It's no secret that in San Francisco--a city with a rich Chinese heritage and a population that is 33 percent Asian--Ed Lee is the first Asian mayor. ...

CAPTION THIS: Why Is Mayor Bing So Confused?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

Though the World Series showdown this October petered out after four games and had record low TV ratings, things got pretty heated in the teams' homet...

What Will SF's Innovation Month Do for You?

Turnstyle | Posted 11.28.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's cuddly relationship with tech firms has been actively cultivated by the mayor, but lately targeted by critics who say tech wealth has made San Francisco even more inhospitable to families and the working class.

Commission: Unite Community Against Violence and Remove Mirkarimi

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 10.28.2012 | San Francisco
Emily Moto Murase

Wednesday's hearing by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women on Ross Mirkarimi's status as Sheriff in light of the Ethics Commission's August 16 ruling that he committed official misconduct made plain the deep divide in the San Francisco community over this issue.

Best Buddies Comes Along For the Ride

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 10.09.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The event is the largest one-day fundraiser conducted by Best Buddies; in nine years, the Best Buddies Challenge has raised over $35 million dollars through healthy competition between fundraising teams.

Aaron Sankin

Will The New Warriors Arena Be One Big Disaster? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.26.2012 | San Francisco

Just one month after city residents cheered San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as he stood with the owners of the Golden State Warriors on the edge of the Bay...

Get Ready For A Traffic Nightmare Of Epic Proportions

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.12.2012 | San Francisco

After years of intense planning, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency is scheduled to begin work on the tunnel for the controversial Centra...

Aaron Sankin

And The Ross Mirakrimi Drama Continues | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.07.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ross Mirkarimi's hearing before the Ethics Committee hasn't been going especially well for the suspended San Francisco sheriff. I...

Aaron Sankin

Too Green To Fail? Activists Fight To End The Monolopy On SF's Garbage | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.29.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The first thing you need to know about Proposition A is that it's not going to pass. Maybe that's a little harsh. Let's just ...

Aaron Sankin

BIKE WARS: Why Is The SFPD Cracking Down On Cyclists? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.16.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Like a lot of San Francisco bikers, the moment Josh Greenwald realized SFPD had stepped up their enforcement on cyclists was the also...

Aaron Sankin

Full-Court Press: Mayor Works Overtime To Bring The Warriors To Town | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is putting on the full court press in his effort to convince the Golden State Warriors to relocate to the ...

'A Circus': The Ross Mirkarimi Saga Somehow Gets Even Crazier

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco

Last week, the legal team working on the behalf of suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said the proceedings of the Ethics Committee inquiry...

Landmark Law Shifts SFPD Authority From FBI To SF Citizens

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.10.2012 | San Francisco

A new measure signed into law on Wednesday requires community input about the San Francisco Police Department's participation with the FBI on a joint ...

Aaron Sankin

Mayor's Proposed SF Tax Change Pits Silicon Valley Against Wall Street | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has made no secret about the growth of San Francisco's booming technology sector being his administration'...

Top San Francisco Officials Get Raises Despite City's Massive Budget Hole

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

Right now, San Francisco's budget deficit stands at approximately $170 million. That makes it not exactly the best time politically for a handful of t...

Aaron Sankin

'I'm Not Going To Apologize For Grabbing Someone's Basketball Team' | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

British philosopher Isaiah Berlin once wrote there are two types of thinkers: hedgehogs and foxes. Foxes know lots of little things; hedgehogs know on...

Are The Warriors Moving To San Francisco?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco

Notably absent from the San Francisco Giants' $1.6 billion announcement last week was any mention of a previously rumored use for the space--a shiny, ...