Steven T. Jones

Moment of truth

The Eastern Neighborhoods Plan could determine whether San Francisco retains its working-class residents
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The controversial and long-awaited Eastern Neighborhoods Community Plan — which includes a thicket of thorny planning and financing issues that will largely determine San Francisco's socioeconomic future — has finally arrived before the Board of Supervisors.

Neither developers nor community activists are happy with the plan approved Aug. 7 by the Planning Commission, which sets zoning, policies, and funding levels for new development in the Mission District, eastern SoMa, Potrero Hill, and the Central Waterfront.Read more »

Chicken to Ethics: Fuck you!

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Smoking ban could hurt nightlife

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By Steven T. Jones and Meghann Myers

San Francisco’s bars and clubs often live in a delicate balance with their neighbors, who can be quick to complain about noise and other nuisances. Read more »

SF's scary new Halloween plan

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By Steven T. Jones

San Francisco's latest plan for Halloween, which falls on a Friday this year, is a ridiculously naive recipe for disaster. Read more »

Man in the middle

From Burning Man to Denver, there's a new politics emerging in America, maybe even a new American Dream -- and it's not all about Barack Obama
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As the Democratic National Convention was drawing to an explosive close Aug. 28, Barack Obama finally took center stage. In an address to more than 70,000 people, he presented his credentials, his proposals, and his vision. Read more »

American Dreamer: The Last Frontier

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Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

By Kid Beyond

For one week, Burning Man -- pop. 50,000 -- is one of the largest cities in Nevada.

It's a frontier town. Read more »

American Dreamer: Obama's big night

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Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

By Kid Beyond

Thursday. The Big Event. We've moved to Mile High Stadium (I refuse to call it "Invesco Field at Mile High"). It's sweltering outside. 70,000 people are streaming into the stadium. Read more »

American Dreamer: Man in the Middle

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Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

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American Dreamer: Notes from Underground

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Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

By Kid Beyond

Wednesday afternoon: the nominating speeches. They're playing against type. Read more »

American Dreamer: Newsom's party

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Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

By Steven T. Read more »