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Join us at the 48 Hills Gala on May 2!

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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!

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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...

Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary

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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....

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...

New Book! Tom Ammiano’s ‘Kiss My Gay Ass’ recalls SF political history

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Tom Ammiano's story could only happen in one place: San Francisco. Reflecting on a life of teaching, stand-up comedy, activism, and bloodsport politics, Tom sat down at his kitchen table and wrote his story as only he can tell it. Now you get to read it. Kiss My Gay Ass: My trip down the Yellow Brick Road through activism, stand-up, and...

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...

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

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"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books (available everywhere, but please support your local bookshop and Bookshop.org). It's already been called "a must-read for understanding our current times" (Book Riot) and "a thoroughly representative book" (Kirkus Reviews),...

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...

Election 2020 Clip-Out Guide to take to the polls (or vote from home)

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Biden for President, Fielder for Senate, Yes on 21, I, K, and L: Our handy voting guide for a crucial election.