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News, Sucka Free City Airbnb and the Giants Keep Their Branding Out of Politics

Airbnb and the Giants Keep Their Branding Out of Politics

The San Francisco Giants and Airbnb are campaigning hard this election season. The Giants need voters to sign off on the massive Mission Rock redevelopment project that would turn the team into big time property developers, while Airbnb hopes voters…
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News, Sucka Free City A Novel Solution to SF's Housing Crisis: Sue the Suburbs

A Novel Solution to SF's Housing Crisis: Sue the Suburbs

For many, the Bay Area's absurd real estate prices are a simple matter of supply and demand. The obvious solution — build more housing — is stymied by reluctant, slow-growth cities. But imagine if pro-development activists could compel cities to…
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News, The Snitch South Beach Tenants Fight to Save Affordable Housing

South Beach Tenants Fight to Save Affordable Housing

Yesterday morning, affordable housing tenants launched their latest salvo in what has become a high-profile fight to remain in San Francisco — the city that just won’t stop getting more expensive. At high noon, about forty community members, activists,…
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News, When Affordability Expires: The Battle Over Covenant Housing Contracts

When Affordability Expires: The Battle Over Covenant Housing Contracts

Maria and Michael Moustakis have lived in their South Beach home for 15 years. At $2,000 a month, their two-bedroom apartment is a bargain by San Francisco standards. But soon, the building's owners could raise the rent drastically, leaving the…
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News, The Snitch The 2016 Election is Already Heating Up, and a Familiar Name Has Thrown His Hat Into the Ring

The 2016 Election is Already Heating Up, and a Familiar Name Has Thrown His Hat Into the Ring

Only one supervisor’s seat is up for grabs this year: that of District 3, which includes North Beach and Chinatown. Incumbent Julie Christensen is squaring off against former Supervisor Aaron Peskin for that seat, but the real drama will…
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News, Kimpton Hotels' Workers Fight Broken Promises and Rumors of Immigration Raids

Kimpton Hotels' Workers Fight Broken Promises and Rumors of Immigration Raids

One morning early this month, Gloria Salazar's phone lit up. It was her co-worker, warning Salazar of a rumor that Immigration and Customs Enforcement could sweep through the restaurant where they worked later that day. Salazar panicked; like nearly half…
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News, Sucka Free City Don't Go Chasing Fire Sprinklers

Don't Go Chasing Fire Sprinklers

On the night of Jan. 28, Topher Lafata and his fiancé had plans to move in together in his Mission District apartment, where he had lived for 18 years. Fate had other plans. That night, a suspected electrical failure at…
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News, Sucka Free City Cafe Owners Adjust to Wifi-Only Customers

Cafe Owners Adjust to Wifi-Only Customers

Walk into Awaken Café in downtown Oakland, and it may feel as if you've crossed into a bygone era. Bookworms abound, and some people even scrawl real ink onto notepads. There are couples, sure, but larger groups, too, and they…
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