Bay Guardian endorsement interview: Angela Alioto

As part of our endorsement process, we are posting our interviews with the candidates. The interviews are undedited. Alioto talked to us about the tech boom, her position on Tasers, her history in the city, and how she would address homelessness. Among other things, she argued that Tasers will prevent police shootings -- although that's not how they are likely to...

Bay Guardian endorsement interview: Jane Kim

As part of our endorsement process, we are posting interviews with all of the mayoral candidates. The interviews are unedited. Kim talked to us about the Twitter tax break and said that at the time, it was important to encourage investment in the city, and she has no regrets. But she is concerned about the way the tech boom impacted...

Guardian endorsement interviews: Mark Leno

As part of our endorsement process, we have been interviewing the candidates for mayor. The interviews are unedited, presented in their entirety. Mark Leno told us that he would never have supported the Twitter tax break the way it was approved, and would have demanded more community benefits. He talked about his plan for housing and homelessness. We will be publishing...

Stay tuned for the 2018 Clean Slate Election Endorsements Guide—in print and online

** Sign up for our newsletter and get the Endorsements in April. ** Support us so we can do this. ** Get news updates from daily site 48hills ** Snag a retro Bay Guardian T-shirt or tote! We’ve lived through a lot of bad mayors. Nine years of Dianne Feinstein, who created a downtown-development gold rush that began the gentrification crisis we see...

BEST OF THE BAY 2017 is here!

Our 42nd edition of Best of the Bay has arrived! Who won Best Burrito? Best Rock Club? Best Shoe Store? Best Politician? Welcome back, Guardian Readers, to the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay, celebrating our 51st year as a publication, and our 42nd Best of the Bay issue. More than 9,000 people voted in our Readers Poll, and...

Saving San Francisco’s Heart: A Bay Guardian book

San Francisco is under attack — by developers, greedy speculators and others who see this city as a place from which to extract money, even at the cost of destroying communities. Jon Golinger, who has been running progressive campaigns in this city for more than 15 years, has put together a historical report on some of the flashpoints in the...

VOTE NOW! Best of the Bay 2017

Best Burrito. Best Party. Best Shoe Store. Best Street Fair. Best Cannabis Club. Best Politician. Best Politician You Love To Hate…. It’s back! The nation’s original "Best of" — and the first and best Best of the Bay — returns for its 42nd year to celebrate all the people, places, and things that make living in the Bay Area the...

BEST OF THE BAY voting starts August 15!

The first, the biggest, the BEST! Voting for the 42nd Bay Guardian Best of the Bay — hosted by 48 Hills — starts Tuesday, August 15! Voting will continue through September, and results will be published on 48 Hills on October 18. Come back to SFBG or visit 48 Hills next Tuesday to start voting. Tell your friends, neighbors, and...

Guardian Archives Project phase 1 launched!

We're happy to announce that the first phase of our project to recover and make available all 50 years of the Bay Guardian has launched! We've rebuilt all print articles and blog entries 2006-2014 in an online searchable database. The database is being hosted by our sister site, 48 Hills. SEARCH THE ARCHIVE HERE! Soon we'll be adding pictures to the...

Putting tenants first in the Democratic Party

“That’s Sacramento” the old timers say, as they shake their heads. For the entire time that I’ve worked on housing justice in San Francisco, housing activists have told me about about our inability, year after year, decade after decade to defeat the Ellis Act and Costa Hawkins, two laws that were written for and by the real estate industry...