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EDITORIAL: Vote for Kim and Leno (or Leno and Kim) to save San Francisco

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The early indications are that turnout in the June 5 election will be low. According to Joe Eskenazi, who has a daily text-message service, as of May 27, 43,000 ballots have been returned; at that point in June 2016, 63,500 ballots had been turned in. So every single vote is going to matter. You can vote this weekend at City...

Saving San Francisco’s Heart: A Bay Guardian book

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San Francisco is under attack — by developers, greedy speculators and others who see this city as a place from which to extract money, even at the cost of destroying communities. Jon Golinger, who has been running progressive campaigns in this city for more than 15 years, has put together a historical report on some of the flashpoints in the...

Guardian Archives Project phase 1 launched!

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We're happy to announce that the first phase of our project to recover and make available all 50 years of the Bay Guardian has launched! We've rebuilt all print articles and blog entries 2006-2014 in an online searchable database. The database is being hosted by our sister site, 48 Hills. SEARCH THE ARCHIVE HERE! Soon we'll be adding pictures to the...

Putting tenants first in the Democratic Party

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“That’s Sacramento” the old timers say, as they shake their heads. For the entire time that I’ve worked on housing justice in San Francisco, housing activists have told me about about our inability, year after year, decade after decade to defeat the Ellis Act and Costa Hawkins, two laws that were written for and by the real estate industry...

VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!

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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...

Support local journalism! Score Vintage Bay Guardian logo stuff

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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 <<  

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

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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...