The news that the city's nascent cruise ship terminal could well lose the city boatloads of money is disturbing -- but hardly unanticipated. Last year, SF Weekly obtained a January 2012 e-mail from Port of San Francisco Director Monique Moyer to members of her staff lamenting the proposed cruise shi ... More >>
I wade into the ongoing debate over CEQA, with much unease. For starters, the minute that I start to explain that CEQA stands for the California Environmental Quality Act and that San Francisco City Hall's administration of that particular law is the subject of a long-running and heated political d ... More >>
San Francisco's Hyatt Hotels and the labor unions are once again bickering about best practices. Back in July, if you'll remember, hotel workers picketed outside the Grand Hyatt Union Square, protesting difficult working conditions and calling for a boycott of the chain. This time, the dispute is ... More >>
Contrary to how you might have treated that Frenchman on the F-Market this morning, San Franciscans seem to love tourists as much as tourists love them.According to a survey released today, San Francisco residents named tourism the city's most important industry. The survey, which was commissioned ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column: No one seems to be watching The World According to Paris, so I have had to take up the slack on my lonesome. The premise of the most recent reality show based on the life of heiress Paris Hilton is her day-to-day existence in Los Angeles. She has to keep rein ... More >>
Carina OstThe smallest rooms at the Fairmont are for the hard-working honeybeesWhat delivers the highest buzz in San Francisco? Rooftop beehives. The Chronicle and Bi-Rite have their own colonies, but the bees with the best zip code in town are at The Fairmont hotel: Nob Hill views, access ... More >>
Since its labor contract expired in August 2009, hotel workers' union Unite Here Local 2 has spent months waving signs in hotel-visitors' faces and generally causing a ruckus (this is, after all, how labor actions work) in its efforts to win a new labor contract. Tired of this crap, this week the ... More >>
Welcome tourists!In an example of priming the pump that has nothing to do with John Maynard Keynes, a national group of tourism professionals has arranged for hundreds of folks to take a trip to Angel Island on Friday. It's them: The tourism professionals will invade the beleaguered island in dro ... More >>
San Francisco Fort LauderdaleSan Francisco and Fort Lauderdale are pretty much the two gayest cities in A ... More >>
In anticipation of Pride on Sunday, June 28, SFoodie is presenting daily features celebrating San Francisco's LGBT food and drink culture, including interviews with prominent out chefs and other foodies. We're here, we're queer, we're cooking your burger. Get over it.! Name: Emily Wines (yeah, that ... More >>
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Some see a Starck-designed hotel as progress.