New Warriors Plan Boosts Mayor Lee

Posted April 23, 2014 by Randy Shaw

The new Warriors site has made everybody happy. It also takes away the driving issue that critics of Mayor Ed Lee hoped to use against him in 2015. Until the April 21 announcement that the Warriors were moving their new
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Activists Optimistic On Reported Deportation Changes

Posted April 23, 2014 by Adrian Carrasquillo

Advocates applaud reported movement on enforcement practices and priorities from Homeland Security head, but caution any memo outlining changes needs to be strictly enforced, unlike others that have failed to change practices by agents in the field. DREAMers have been
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Seniors, Disabled Protest at SF Realtors Over Ellis Act Reform

Posted April 23, 2014 by Andrew Szeto

On April 22nd, over 50 seniors and people with disabilities demonstrated in front of the San Francisco Association of Realtors offices to protest the group’s opposition to state Ellis Act reform. The demonstration, organized by Senior and Disability Action, highlighted
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Toppling the Tea Party

Posted April 23, 2014 by David Moberg

In 2014, progressives hope to take down the GOP gubernatorial class of 2010 Prospects look grim for congressional Democrats this fall. Political forecasters are predicting that the party will fail to wrest control of the House from the GOP and
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Tenderloin Investment Bounces Back

Posted April 22, 2014 by Randy Shaw

Despite dot-com booms, housing bubbles, and the post 2011 tech-driven economy, new investment avoided the Tenderloin. But in 2014, confidence in the neighborhood’s future has finally returned. In 1994, Tenderloin stakeholders identified disinvestment as the neighborhood’s top economic problem. This
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The Fallacy of Taxes v Services

Posted April 22, 2014 by Brian Leubitz

The Field polling organization occasionally asks voters how they feel about the balance of government services versus taxes. And in the most recent such poll, by a 54% to 35% margin, most California voters say they prefer lower taxes and
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Will SF Finally Stop Illegal Tourist Rentals?

Posted April 21, 2014 by Randy Shaw

Last week, Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation to stop the illegal renting of apartments to tourists. Chiu sponsored and enacted a similarly highly touted bill in 2012 that failed to solve the problem, and city laws passed in the 1980’s
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