Steven T. Jones

Election night parties

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As always, Guardian political reporters will be in the field on Election Night, reporting live from City Hall and all the key parties via this Politics blog. We're gathering that list of parties now (send yours to me at steve@sfbg.com to ensure you make the list) and we'll post it by around this time tomorrow so you know where to go. And don't forget to vote.

Pelosi talks hunger

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Nancy Pelosi with Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank. Photo by Steven T. Jones

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi toured the San Francisco Food Bank today to highlight her concern with rising food costs and the need for a reordering of national priorities to address poverty. Read more »

Woo-hoo, a planning party

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What are you doing after work tomorrow? Critical Mass? The Alterna-Mass that all the cool bikers are talking about? Read more »

SF Weekly sneers at sex work

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Sex writer Violet Blue is one of the best things at the Hearst-run SFGate website, an authentic local voice singing the praises of sex-positive San Francisco. Read more »

Getting past gay marriage

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The latest Field Poll results confirm what I and others here at the Guardian have been saying since the California Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same sex marriage Read more »

Do people remember Chevron's abuses? People do

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By Maria Dinzeo
The agenda at Chevron's annual shareholders meeting will be slightly different this year, as representatives from Nigeria, Ecuador, and Burma descend on the meeting to finally have their say. Read more »

Lennar coverage wins awards

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Just as San Francisco voters prepare to cast ballots that will determine whether controversial megdeveloper Lennar covers Candlestick and Hunter's points in 10,000 new homes, the Guardian is being honored for stories that exposed the company's local Read more »

Targeting immigrants...in a good way

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San Francisco celebrated Spanish-speaking cultures over the weekend with fun Carnaval events in the Mission District, and housing activists followed that up by commandeering six billboards and using them to put out messages in Spanish urging voters to reject Prop. 98, which would end rent control and restrictions on conversion of rental properties to condos. Read more »

Driving to death

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With all the understandable concern about global warming lately, we tend to forget that our over-reliance on automobiles also has a more immediate impact: death, lots and lots of death. Read more »

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San Francisco makes history with a successful case for marriage equality
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steve@sfbg.com

Less than two hours after the California Supreme Court announced its 4–3 decision legalizing same-sex marriage, San Francisco City Hall filled with smiling couples and local politicians of various ideological stripes to celebrate the city's central role in achieving the most significant civil rights advance in a generation.

The case began four years ago in San Francisco when Mayor Gavin Newsom decided to have the city issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Read more »