With all the studies going around showing just how awesome San Francisco is, we were a bit reticent to print another. However, we also felt you deserve kudos for all your hard work at the office, since you won't be getting that raise anytime soon. With that comes the news that San Francisco is off ... More >>
Back in February, San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius began a piece about the changes taking place in San Francisco with the following two sentences: "Gentrification," he wrote. "It's happening with surprisingly little grumbling." Which raises the question: Just which Internet is Chuck Ne ... More >>
UC college chicks don't need daddy to pay for school and all those four-year parties anymore, but what they do need are their sugar daddies. A new study shows that an increasing number of female students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are tapping sugar daddies for college tuition -- and they have hi ... More >>
Taste of Microfinance Where: East Gardens, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.) When: Thurs., Oct. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 (purchase in advance via Eventbrite); $50 (door) The rundown: Non-profit microlender Opportunity Fund hosts this annual tasting event featuring dish ... More >>
As of January 1, 2011, San Francisco's minimum wage went up from $9.92 to $10.24, which now makes it the nation's highest. California state's federal minimum wage is $8 -- that means San Franciscans are paid 28 percent more than minimum-wage workers in other Bay Area cities -- and the federal mi ... More >>
Taste of MicrofinanceWhen: Sept. 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.Where: Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsCost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door Some people call money "bread" or "cheddar," but you can do better than a cheese sandwich at the Taste of Microfinance. Opportunity Fund claims be the largest microl ... More >>
Pulling a fast one?Mayor Ed Lee is pushing through last-minute legislation today that would let the city borrow $70 million for redevelopment spending. And that's one way to end-run Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to strip cities of redevelopment agencies.The money would be used to help build out t ... More >>
Remember all that hard stuff Mayor Ed Lee has to do? Deal with unraveling labor agreements, balance a creaking budget, and scrub hair gel stains off of low-hanging lighting fixtures and the tops of chairs? Well, he'll have to do it with upwards of $26 million less than he thought he would. On Tue ... More >>
Tim Redmond thinks our debate on Forum tomorrow should be "fun." But I'm bored with his line of argument already. Because the truth is that we're reached a point in the "how much does San Francisco spend per capita?" debate where reasonable people can disagree. And at that point, debating th ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Ladies in hairnets aren't the scariest thing in the caf: Here's a familiar-sounding idea for fixing the sad-ass mess of corporate-branded processed commodity foods we serve public school kids under the guise of school lunch: privatization. Grist editor Tom ... More >>
An investigator who exposed dishonest savings and loan regulators in the '80s re-encounters an old rival in the latest banking crisis.
Washington's elected officials and punditocracy have of late been consumed in hashing out the shape of an economic stimulus package. While no love has been lost between Republicans and Democrats in the pit fight over the bill's final shape, both sides say they recognize that some form of government ... More >>
Don't be too concerned with the originators of Proposition 98. instead, look at what they might deliver.
In Part II of our interview with urban historian Joel Kotkin, he predicts San Francisco’s future –- and you may not like it. By Joe Eskenazi Yesterday, we reported how preeminent urbanologist Joel Kotkin tabbed San Francisco the city that pioneered gentrification. Today: What comes next. Li ... More >>
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Fillmore Street's "Walk of Fame"
If fighting terrorism requires a stimulated economy, no move could be more welcome than the dismantling of Pac Bell
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For three decades, Mariedi Anders has used Old World grace and negotiating acumen to create significant American careers for serious European musicians. Now, the doyenne of West Coast classical music agents faces a new challenge: the globalization of the