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11/7/2013

"8 Washington was an idea that San Franciscans seemed to reject pretty much across the board," say Corey Cook, associate professor of politics at... More»

The site of the 8 Washington proposal.
11/6/2013

The proposal to build a new development at 8 Washington lost big last night in two ballot measures, meaning that the backers of the project will either have... More»

11/5/2013

It's not much fun to live in an SRO. There's poverty, bedbugs, drug addiction, and shared bathrooms. There's even the looming... More»

11/5/2013

Election day is today, and while it lacks the high stakes drama of a Presidential (or even Mayoral) race, there are still controversial issues on today's... More»

11/1/2013

The fight over 8 Washington—a 136-foot-tall waterfront project that would house condos, retail, and restaurants—is a doozy, having pulled nearly... More»

10/28/2013

Supervisor Scott Wiener today announced that he would be introducing legislation to impose a tax of two cents per ounce on soft drinks. Intended to reduce... More»

10/22/2013

"He looks scared,” says a woman sitting next to me. It’s an unseasonably warm day in November 2012, and we’re packed... More»

10/15/2013

U.S. prosecutors may allege Ross William Ulbricht was a hacker, money launderer, and online drug dealer who allegedly hired a contract killer to take out a... More»

10/15/2013

Someday soon, California will be forced to fix its overcrowded prisons. But before that can happen, something even more dramatic must occur... More»

10/2/2013

What just happened? The FBI arrested the central figure behind Silk Road, an illicit online marketplace, and seized millions of... More»

9/25/2013

How do you sell a documentary film about income inequality to movie distributors? "It wasn't easy to pitch," admits Jacob Kornbluth, the director... More»