Steven T. Jones

Fighting for the right to party

Proposed ballot measure would make it city policy to better facilitate concerts and street fairs
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It's become increasingly difficult and expensive to stage street fairs, concerts, or other parties in San Francisco, a trend chronicled by the Guardian over the past two years (see "Death of fun," 05/23/06 and "Death of fun, the sequel," 04/25/07). Read more »

The carfree challenge

The international Towards Carfree Conference in Portland didn't just spin its wheels
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>>For our complete Towards Carfree Cities conference coverage, including video, interviews, and pics, click here.

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GREEN CITY A large group of San Francisco's top alternative transportation advocates traveled to Portland, Ore., for the Towards Carfree Cities international conference June 16-20, marveling at a transportation system widely considered to be the most progressive in the United States.

"Portland is light-years ahead of everyone e Read more »

Burning Man film revives key conflict

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A new film about Burning Man – Dust & Illusions, which has its first public screening tomorrow night at CELLspace in a benefit for the fire arts collective Flaming Lotus Girls – revives questions about whether the rapidly growing event has missed an opportunity to transform itself from the best party on the planet into an important and enduring sociopolitical movement. Read more »

Towards Carfree Cities: Wrapup

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Bay Guardian City Editor Steven T. Read more »

Towards Carfree Cities: Treasure Island as case study

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Could Treasure Island go carfree? Read more »

The gayest wedding venue ever

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By Janna Brancolini
Years ago, my family and I stayed in Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C., the famously gay neighborhood of our nation's capital. One morning we were walking to breakfast when my then 11-year-old brother exclaimed, much to my mother's horror, "Mom, look at those fairies!"

"Nico, where did you hear that word?" my mom hissed quietly. Read more »

No food for you

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Jan Lundberg, who just resigned from San Francisco's Peak Oil Task Force, has written a great essay on the end of cheap food and what it means for the cities.

Towards Carfree Cities: San Franciscans in the house

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Steven T. Jones reports from the Towards Carfree Cities conference in Portland.
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A Portland street corner.

San Francisco has a large contingent here at the Towards Carfree Cities conference. Read more »