The Return of Aaron Peskin

Posted March 31, 2015 by

Former Board of Supervisors President and SF Democratic Party head Aaron Peskin formally announced on March 30 that he is running for D3 Supervisor. This was expected following Mayor Lee’s bypassing Chinatown tenant activist Cindy Wu in favor of Julie
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Rediscovering Cesar Chavez

Posted March 31, 2015 by Randy Shaw

Today is Cesar Chavez Day. When California in 2000 became the first of eight states to declare March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day, the goal was to connect the honor with a curriculum that would educate students about Chavez. Yet
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San Francisco’s Anti-Displacement Mood

Posted March 30, 2015 by

On March 27, two high profile San Francisco eviction cases abruptly ended: the landlord of Station 40 dropped efforts to evict tenants who had openly lived for years in commercial office space, and the owners of a Chinatown SRO said
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Two Factors That Can Make or Break a Bike-Share Network

Posted March 30, 2015 by Angie Schmitt

What if you could dramatically increase the usefulness of a bike-share system without adding any bicycles or docks? Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business have come up with a model that they say could help even
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Three Cheers for Ellen Pao

Posted March 27, 2015 by

(Editor’s Note: A jury ruled Friday afternoon against Ellen Pao on all her damage claims against Kleiner Perkins) Jury verdicts can be a crapshoot, but to my mind Ellen Pao has already won. She has done more to expose Silicon
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Your Money at War Everywhere

Posted March 27, 2015 by William Hartung

Military strategy? Who needs it? The madness of funding the Pentagon to “cover the globe” President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama
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