San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www.sfbg.com/ en Prop. L puts cars over people http://www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/prop-l-puts-cars-over-people <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>By Fran Taylor</strong></span></p> <p><strong>OPINION </strong>Just as climate change most affects people who contributed little or nothing to causing it, pollution and injury from traffic most affect communities least likely to create traffic. Nationally, people of color are four times more likely than whites to rely on public transportation. At the same time, African Americans have a pedestrian fatality rate 60 percent higher than that of whites. For Latinos, that rate is 43 percent higher.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/prop-l-puts-cars-over-people"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Opinion Volume 49, Issue 01 Cars elections 2014 MUNI Proposition L public transportation Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:19:08 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31399 at http://www.sfbg.com Guardian Intelligence http://www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/guardian-intelligence <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-intel_Castrorainbow.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">WHO OWNS THE NEW SF?</span></p> <p>This week, former <em>Bay Guardian</em> editor and publisher Tim Redmond published an epic investigation on his <strong>48Hills</strong> site showing that up to 39 percent of new luxury condos in San Francisco are owned as investments by out-of-towners, puncturing the myth that unfettered market-rate housing development will help with the city's affordability crisis. See <a href="http://www.48hills.org">www.48hills.org</a> for more.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/guardian-intelligence"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-intel_Castrorainbow_0.jpg?1412147765" /> </div> </div> </div> News Volume 49, Issue 01 Guardian Staff Writers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:16:10 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31398 at http://www.sfbg.com End mass incarceration http://www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/end-mass-incarceration <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">EDITORIAL </strong><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We at the Bay Guardian wholeheartedly support the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and its call for the month of October to be "a month of resistance to mass incarceration, police terror, repression, and the criminalization of a generation." It's time to rediscover our humanity, redirect our resources, and invest in this country's underclass instead of attacking it.</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/end-mass-incarceration"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Editorial Volume 49, Issue 01 Ai Weiwei dissidents mass incarceration Prisons Guardian Editorial Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:14:14 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31397 at http://www.sfbg.com Democracy is stalled http://www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/democracy-stalled <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-news_democracy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>By Emily Dugdale</strong></span></p> <p><a href="mailto:news@sfbg.com">news@sfbg.com </a></p> <p>Progressive groups are calling the recent US Senate vote on the Democracy for All Amendment — a constitutional amendment seeking to end corporations' right to spend unlimited cash to influence elections — a "historic step forward" and "a critical and positive step," although it failed to win the two-thirds vote needed for approval.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/democracy-stalled"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-news_democracy_0.jpg?1412147452" /> </div> </div> </div> News Volume 49, Issue 01 federal election commission Senate Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:10:55 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31396 at http://www.sfbg.com Project Censored 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/project-censored-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/4901-news_ProjectCensored_large_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="454"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" href="mailto:joe@sfbg.com">joe@sfbg.com</a></p> <p>Our oceans are acidifying — even if the nightly news hasn't told you yet.</p> <p>As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the carbon dioxide we have produced, from the industrial revolution through the rise of global capitalism. Earth's self-sacrifice spared the atmosphere nearly 25 percent of humanity's CO2 emissions, slowing the onslaught of many severe weather consequences.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/project-censored-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-news_ProjectCensored_regular.jpg?1412147512" /> </div> </div> </div> News Volume 49, Issue 01 Climate Change Ocean acidification Project Censored Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:04:46 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31395 at http://www.sfbg.com Flowers on The Rock http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/30/flowers-rock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/4901-aiweiwei_WithWind1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="360"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTOS BY NASSIME ADDI</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-gallery-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_Blossom1_0.jpg?1412145804" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_Blossom2.jpg?1412145812" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="810" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_CherylHaines.jpg?1412145817" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="810" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_StayTuned_0.jpg?1412145830" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_Trace1.jpg?1412145839" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_Trace2.jpg?1412145843" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_WithWind2.jpg?1412145849" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_YoursTruly.jpg?1412145857" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_YoursTruly2.jpg?1412145862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:rebecca@sfbg.com">rebecca@sfbg.com </a></p> <p>Follow Ai WeiWei on Instagram, and you'll see many photographs of flowers. The internationally renowned Chinese artist has a morning ritual of placing a bouquet of flowers into the basket of a bicycle locked outside his Beijing studio. It's a delicate protest, performed "every morning until I regain the right to travel freely," he explained via Twitter in November 2013, when he began the practice.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/30/flowers-rock"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="540" height="360" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-aiweiwei_WithWind1_0.jpg?1412147492" /> </div> </div> </div> Top Stories News Volume 49, Issue 01 Ai Weiwei Alcatraz political prisoners prison reform Rebecca Bowe Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:57:50 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31394 at http://www.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 1-6, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/30/psychic-dream-astrology-oct-1-6-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Oct. 1-7, 2014</p> <p>Mercury goes retrograde Oct. 4-25. Don't take it personally when miscommunications occur, and triple-check things on your end, friends.</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>You don't need to know how you're going to get it done, but you do need to commit to trying. This week will test your resolve to make good on some changes you're trying to execute, Aries. Set yourself up for success by putting yourself into situations you can handle, even if that means moving slower than you'd prefer.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/30/psychic-dream-astrology-oct-1-6-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Jessica Lanyadoo Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:04:08 +0000 admin 31393 at http://www.sfbg.com Rep Clock: Oct 1-6, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/30/rep-clock-oct-1-6-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/1-Tue/7 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS </strong>992 Valencia, SF; <a href="http://www.atasite.org">www.atasite.org</a>. $6. "Other Cinema:" "Rick Prelinger's Yesterday and Tomorrow in Detroit," Sat, 8:30.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/30/rep-clock-oct-1-6-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:02:29 +0000 admin 31392 at http://www.sfbg.com Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/30/our-weekly-picks-oct-1-8-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <P>THURSDAY/2 </p> <p><P> </p> <p><P><H4>Great Gatsby Loft Party</h4> <span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/30/our-weekly-picks-oct-1-8-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:08 +0000 admin 31391 at http://www.sfbg.com Hype machine http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/30/hype-machine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> Lazy Bear lumbers into the light, Mid-Market scores another dining spot, plus oyster happy hours</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-food_tablehopper.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Communal time: long tables at Lazy Bear</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY CHARLOTTE CLEARY</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <h4>CHOW NOW</h4> <p>When the website and ticketing software used to book the first tables at your restaurant crashes (just like Burning Man!), you could say you have a hot opening on your hands.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/30/hype-machine"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Volume 49, Issue 01 Elite Cafe Ferry Plaza Seafod Food and Drink Lazy Bear Tablehopping The Hall Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:43:06 +0000 admin 31390 at http://www.sfbg.com Ralph Nader writes a letter to Rep. John Boehner http://www.sfbg.com/bruce/2014/09/30/ralph-nader-writes-letter-rep-john-boehner <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/new-nader-pic.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>September 22, 2014</p> <p>Dear Speaker Boehner,</p> <p>While millions of hardworking Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives seem to have no problem working less and less for more and more.</p> <p>If a mother of one in Butler County, Ohio — your home county — working at the Ohio minimum wage ($7.95 per hour) wanted to make a living wage — according to MIT’s Living Calculator for the county — she would have to work 88 hours a week, which adds up to a little over 12 hours of work per day, 7 days a week. You once defended the placement of Ten Commandments on public property. If this mother wanted to obey the Fourth Commandment — “Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep it Holy” — by not working one day a week, she would have to work over 14 hours per day, leaving her with only two hours left to spend with her child, given eight hours of sleep. For millions of Americans, the fair deal of eight hours of work, eight hours of rest, and eight hours of discretionary time has been broken. <span class="read-more"><a href="/bruce/2014/09/30/ralph-nader-writes-letter-rep-john-boehner"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:13:00 +0000 bruce 31388 at http://www.sfbg.com Straight shooter http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/30/straight-shooter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> Hunting big game at Bloodhound</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-food_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> I've never been hunting and I've only shot a gun on one occasion. OK, it was multiple guns on the same occasion in a shooting range in San Diego, but still I've only shot at things once in my life. I guess I did a good job of killing the piece of paper I was shooting at since my friend Josh told me I had good aim for a beginner. It was pretty easy considering the target just hung there and took the abuse.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/30/straight-shooter"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 49, Issue 01 Bars Bloodhound Food and Drink The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:43:37 +0000 admin 31386 at http://www.sfbg.com Two-fer Tuesday: New music videos from Cathedrals and The Stone Foxes http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/30/two-fer-tuesday-new-music-videos-cathedrals-and-stone-foxes <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/tumblr_mvkdvz4xKm1qz820io1_500.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Because nothing showcases the breadth of music being made in the Bay Area better than some chilled-out electro R&amp;B followed by a driving blues-rock sprint of a song: Here are the latest music videos from local faves Cathedrals and the Stone Foxes.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/30/two-fer-tuesday-new-music-videos-cathedrals-and-stone-foxes"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> CATHEDRALS Music videos Stone Foxes Emma Silvers Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:22:24 +0000 Emma Silvers 31385 at http://www.sfbg.com Luxy! The dating app for the 1 percent is NOT a prank http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/30/luxy-dating-app-1-percent-not-prank <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="/sites/default/files/dynimagecache/0-14-516-239-540-250/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-30%20at%2010.47.54%20AM.png" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250" /><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Who ever said online dating had anything to do with love?</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>I got a press release announcing a new app yesterday that immediately set off my “hoax” radar. Not only is Luxy not a prank, but actual people are signing up for it.</p> <p>In the press release, Luxy is advertised (in all caps) as TINDER MINUS THE POOR PEOPLE.</p> <p>Finally -- an app guaranteed to ensure <a href="http://valleywag.gawker.com/happy-holidays-startup-ceo-complains-sf-is-full-of-hum-1481067192">Greg Gopman’s pool of dating prospects won’t be infected with the grotesque human trash</a> he so despises.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/30/luxy-dating-app-1-percent-not-prank"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:38:29 +0000 rebecca 31384 at http://www.sfbg.com Chiu's Airbnb legislation, still a controversial mess, moves to full board http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/30/chius-airbnb-legislation-still-controversial-mess-moves-full-board <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/chiu%20mug_1.aspx" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Will Airbnb sink David Chiu's reputation as a effective legislator who can find good compromises?</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reputation for forging decent compromises is being severely tested as his <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/28/new-coalition-opposes-chius-airbnb-legislation-updated">widely criticized</a> legislation to <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/15/chiu-introduces-legislation-airbnb-and-short-term-housing-rentals">legalize and regulate</a> Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies now <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/16/still-not-sharing">moves to the full board</a>, where its fate is uncertain.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/30/chius-airbnb-legislation-still-controversial-mess-moves-full-board"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Airbnb Corporations Sharing Economy Steven T. Jones Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:37:31 +0000 steven 31383 at http://www.sfbg.com