Three black men, a Latino, an Asian, and a woman walk into work at 24 Hour Fitness, but this isn't any joke. The employees of the San Ramon-based mega gym chain have filed a class-action lawsuit in Alameda Superior Court, alleging they were passed over for promotions to managerial positions.
Locker room talk, it turns out, can lead to a lawsuitTwo former 24 Hour Fitness employees are planning to sue the fitness chain, claiming they were harassed and drummed out of the company after complaining about years of bigoted and homophobic remarks from co-workers. The choice of representation fo ... More >>
Will the city turn over our golf courses to the very people who are making them lose money?
Do union members know their boss stands to benefit from turning their pension fund investment into a gambling casino?
Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
Why are two candidates for assessor trying to take credit for a computer system that has been an abysmal failure?
The rebuilding of the Laguna Honda nursing home is already three years behind schedule and millions over budget -- and the final plans aren't even finished yet
The Evil Among Us
Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?
Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?
Or, how humanoids, hemp, and Ralph Nader will save us from Propositions I, L, and M
Letters from April 12, 2000
A city task force is aggressively suing business owners, some of whom are facilitating crime in their neighborhoods. And some of whom are just making donuts.
There's a pot of money available to investigate real estate fraud, but Terence Hallinan isn't using it
Hype over the Laguna Honda bond issue hides some ugly facts
The city and state say the Bank of America stole hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of dollars from the government. But didn't San Francisco finance officials know what was going on? And shouldn't B of A executives be under criminal investigation?
City Attorney Louise Renne helps out around home
How police bungled the exotic poison-for-profit case known as Foxglove
This jail is a filthy, unhealthy, decrepit, barbaric nightmare. This jail will probably collapse and kill hundreds if there is a significant earthquake. The city of San Francisco keeps using this unconstitutional hellhole because people who call themselve
Do you like sleeping, eating, shopping, reading, TV watching, Internet surfing, large amounts of overtime pay, and small amounts of actual work? You may have a future as a dispatcher for the San Francisco Fire Department.
With Prop. 209 looming, an airport contract battle shows how S.F. has failed to keep faith with minority business
A cop's doodle travels to Washington, D.C., and returns as a warm-and-fuzzy crackdown on S.F.'s projects
A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future
In which Jack Davis repents, Clint Reilly froths, Roberta Achtenberg has a vision, Angela Alioto has an attitude, and the voters are the pigeons
For 25 years, Harvey Ross has rooted out the waste and lies of politicians and bureaucrats. But some say he's too lost in the line items to see the big picture