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He was a bad mayor and is a bad governor—but the alternatives are way, way worse and the national implications are scary.


Best Burrito. Best Barber Shop. Best Politician. Best Music Venue. What say you? Sound off on all the people, places, and things you love about the Bay Area in our 43rd edition of the  SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay—the biggest, the best, the original! Polls are open until September 30, and results will be announced in October. Tell you...


CLICK HERE FOR OUR CLEAN SLATE VOTER GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS.  The two most important things on the November ballot are state Proposition 10 and San Francisco Proposition C. Both would address the housing crisis; both are desperately needed. Prop. 10 would overturn one of the worst examples of a bad trend in California: The state Legislature likes to...

Our Clean Slate Voters’ Guide for the November 2018 election

Print this guide out here. Read our endorsements here. BAY GUARDIAN ENDORSEMENTS Governor: No endorsement Lt. Governor: No endorsements Secretary of State: Alex Padilla Controller: Betty Yee Treasurer: No endorsement Attorney General: Xavier Becerra Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond US Senator: Kevin De Leon Congress, District 12: Nancy Pelosi State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement State Assembly, District 19: Phil Ting STATE PROPOSITIONS Proposition 1: Yes Proposition 2: Yes Proposition 3: No Proposition 4:...

ENDORSEMENTS! The case for six progressive supes, Kim for state Senate …

This is, to channel our favorite presidential contender of 2016, a HUUUGE election. There’s an increasingly scary presidential race, control of San Francisco City Hall up for grabs, and crucial state and local ballot measures. >> CLICK HERE FOR OUR PRINTABLE CLEAN SLATE GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS In June, most local progressives did well, and while the Bernie Bump was...

ENDORSEMENTS for California Democratic Party delegates

The California Democratic Party has long been dominated by insiders, politicians linked to big campaign donors – and that has prevented the party from going in a truly progressive direction. But that’s changing as a new generation of activists are running for statewide delegate positions. It’s going to be a process: All of the statewide elected officials (all Democrats) hold...

Support local journalism! Score Vintage Bay Guardian logo stuff

In honor of our 50th anniversary, we've partnered with 48 Hills to revive the vintage '70s Bay Guardian logo! Support local, independent media and score vintage Guardian logo tees, totes, and bumper stickers. >> VISIT THE SHOP NOW <<  

Join us at the 48 Hills Gala on May 2!

48 Hills, the daily independent news and culture site launched by former Bay Guardian editors, is celebrating six years of essential local journalism! Join us for the festivities on May 2, including entertainment, music, food, drinks, and some very special guests—including a special honor for the Anchor Brewing union organizers, who successfully unionized the company's workers this year! Please come...

VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!

The Democratic Party controls California – and yet, this deep-blue state still suffers under Prop 13, still allows landlords to control the political agenda (at the cost of thousands of evictions and a homeless epidemic), and is going to struggle to create an effective response to Donald Trump. That’s because the California Democratic Party is still a corporate-run operation, dominated...

Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary

Below are our complete endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary elections.  PRESIDENT Bernie Sanders Two elements come into play in the presidential primary, and we think both favor Sanders. The first, of course, is beating Trump. We do not subscribe to the “Bernie or bust” theory, and in November, we will be endorsing and strongly supporting any Democrat who wins the nomination....