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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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Can Anyone Figure Out SF Gate?

Since the renovation of the SF Chronicle’s SFGate.com website, I have found it very difficult to access. In fact, everyone I mention this to has problems finding stories on the site. Some even wonder whether the Chronicle’s goal is to Read More » The post Can Anyone Figure Out SF Gate? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Kim-Wiener Senate Showdown Takes Shape

With Mayor Lee facing no serious re-election opposition, the next big San Francisco political showdown is the expected 2016 State Senate fight between Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener. Both have hit the ground running since easily winning re-election last Read More » The post Kim-Wiener Senate Showdown Takes Shape appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Should Send Airbnb Taxes to Nonprofits

Airbnb ‘s announcement last week that it has paid San Francisco tens of millions of dollars in back taxes  came at a perfect time.  That’s because on February 25 at 10am the Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee is considering giving Read More » The post SF Should Send Airbnb Taxes to Nonprofits appeared first on Beyond Chron.

San Francisco’s Political Shift

San Francisco has its most “moderate” Board of Supervisors since 2001. It also has its first President since 2001 who reached the Board backed by landlord rather than tenant groups. Does this shift to a more “moderate” Board matter?  Not Read More » The post San Francisco’s Political Shift appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Must Join Navigation Center With Street Outreach

As Kevin Fagan described in the January 24 San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco is opening a Navigation Center on Mission Street to reduce camping in nearby areas. The facility addresses the biggest challenge in reducing street homelessness, and should reduce Read More » The post SF Must Join Navigation Center With Street Outreach appeared first on Beyond Chron.

City Attorney vs ACCJC: Tentative Decision Unfair

On January 16 Superior Court Justice Curtis Karnow issued a Tentative Decision on the law suit by SF City Attorney vs Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The judge is accepting objections and responses from each side until Read More » The post City Attorney vs ACCJC: Tentative Decision Unfair appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Needs Apt Sprinkler Law

Last week’s fatal Mission District fire displaced dozens of tenants. It should finally motivate the SF Board of Supervisors to do for apartments what it did in 2002 to stop SRO fires: require sprinklers inside living areas. The Mission fire Read More » The post SF Needs Apt Sprinkler Law appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Jury Rules for Mission District Tenants

Four generations of the Martinez family live in a three bedroom flat in the Mission District at 23rd and York. Their landlord was trying to force them out. Thanks to the efforts of attorneys from Legal Assistance to the Elderly Read More » The post Jury Rules for Mission District Tenants appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Can SF Keep Teachers in City?

It’s not news that San Francisco public schoolteachers are being priced out of the city’s housing market. But what is news is that help is on the way.  The strategy: Mayor Lee is proposing a November housing bond that specifically Read More » The post Can SF Keep Teachers in City? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Media Stops Promoting SF Tech “Backlash”

“Is the antitech movement obsolete”? So asked the San Francisco Chronicle this week. It concluded that “San Francisco’s antitech movement, it appears, has fizzled before it ever really took off.” Is the Chronicle correct? Has the “backlash” lost steam? Or Read More » The post Media Stops Promoting SF Tech “Backlash” appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Will SF Change Public Comment Rules?

San Francisco generously allows nearly unlimited public comment at Supervisors and Commission hearings. Yet people often must wait hours for their agenda item to come up, having to leave before that occurs. This does not foster civic engagement. San Francisco’s Read More » The post Will SF Change Public Comment Rules? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Momentum Builds for Public Hearing Reform

(Ed. Note: Our February 17 article (“Will SF Change Public Comment Rules?” described a new effort to improve San Francisco’s public hearing process.  Sade Kammen’s complaint to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Complaint Committee triggered this momentum, and is a Read More » The post Momentum Builds for Public Hearing Reform appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Media Misleads Public on SF Fires

The recent fire at 22nd and Mission Streets should have been a game-changer. It should have created a public groundswell for improvements in fire department inspection practices. It also should have led to front-page editorials demanding apartment sprinkler laws to Read More » The post Media Misleads Public on SF Fires appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Mid-Market Resumes Resurgence

The two most important dormant sites in Mid-Market recently announced plans to begin construction, cementing the area?s resurgence. San Francisco?s Mid-Market neighborhood has attracted major investment in recent years, but until recently two of its most important sites were empty. Show More Summary

ACCJC Should be Replaced

Amidst all the talk about extending the accreditation of City College San Francisco (CCSF), something very important has been insufficiently reported.That is the fact that ACCJC is under effective "show cause" and may have its authorization revoked in 2015. Show More Summary

Chipotle Cultivating Violence, Not Integrity, Activists Say

Over 30 Protesters Converge on Corporate Festival, Disrupt Keynote Speaker The tens of thousands of Bay Area residents who streamed into the Chipotle Cultivate Festival this past Saturday were greeted with a surprising sight: dozensShow More Summary

Why Do We Only Remember Bra-Burning?

Our Memory of the Women?s Liberation Movement Is Jarringly IncompleteImagine an America where women had the right to vote but could be rejected for a job because of their gender. Imagine an America where women were refused admission to colleges and technical schools and denied access to credit cards. Show More Summary

The World Cup Exposes Brazil's Injustices

On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament.Last year up to a million people demonstrated across Brazil: protesting the vast expense of the World Cup, calling for better public services and an end to corruption. Show More Summary

Dark TV

I'm not sure when TV turned into the grizzly, macabre and explosive juggernaut we have before us today. Perhaps it was before the dawning of shows like the X-Files in the 1990s, the brutal bludgeoning of the Sopranos, or the gritty reality of The Wire. Show More Summary

Commission Meets in Private; Is Fate Sealed for CCSF?

The commission charged with accrediting California?s two-year community colleges convened its three-day semiannual meeting in Sacramento Wednesday morning. Conspicuously absent from the public agenda, however, is any mention of the action...Show More Summary

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