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Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

... and a Leno/Kim event is shut down after Breed supporters shout down speakers

Campaign Trail: Leno blasts Breed’s housing record

The mayoral campaign heats up as former senator and tenant advocates directly criticize supervisor's history on tenant issues

Don’t stand back, it’s time for ‘Night of 1,001 Stevies’

Tarot readings, plenty of scarves, and a landslide of live bands at Bottom of the Hill for Access: Women’s Health Justice benefit, Fri/25

Screen Grabs: Gimme Shelter, Solo, A Fistful of Dollars….

House of Tomorrow, A Scarlet Diva, First Reformed, and more in cinemas this week.

The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

Plus: Democratic Party responds to Breed campaign ad

Puff: More joys of microdosing

Get slightly juiced—and even survive a hangover—with small-dose products like Somatik's chocolate-covered goji berries or a shot of Kwik Ease.

Campaign trail: Leno tries a direct, 60-second appeal

Plus: Do "all" Democrats really agree on the mayor's race? Not even close

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

Foreign correspondent: What will Iran do now?

Trump has emboldened hardliners who are ready to restart the country's nuclear program

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The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

Plus: Democratic Party responds to Breed campaign ad

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

Campaign trail: Leno tries a direct, 60-second appeal

Plus: Do "all" Democrats really agree on the mayor's race? Not even close

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

Foreign correspondent: What will Iran do now?

Trump has emboldened hardliners who are ready to restart the country's nuclear program

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

Radical currents sweep the country—could they bring long-awaited justice for Chilean women? A report from Santiago.

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord refuse to let me have a service animal?

In many cases, no -- but be careful about the paperwork

The new POA leader: Same as the old boss

The embattled police union still shows no signs of embracing reform

Dark money floods into SF mayor’s race

Hundreds of thousands of dollars from undisclosed donors will fund hit pieces on Leno and Kim

Stopping Facebook at SF General Hospital

Rally seeks to end company deals with medical centers -- oh, and we're sick of the name, too

Supes to hear about squalid conditions for big-landlord tenants ….

Plus: Blocking speculative rent increases and making developers pay for transit .... That's The Agenda for May 14-20

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

... and a Leno/Kim event is shut down after Breed supporters shout down speakers

Campaign trail: Leno, Kim issue joint endorsement ad …

... the Chron goes utterly crazy (is Ron Conway involved?), cops put out a misleading mailer, and why has Angela Alioto turned against Sanctuary City?

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Arts + Culture

Puff: More joys of microdosing

Get slightly juiced—and even survive a hangover—with small-dose products like Somatik's chocolate-covered goji berries or a shot of Kwik Ease.

Don’t stand back, it’s time for ‘Night of 1,001 Stevies’

Tarot readings, plenty of scarves, and a landslide of live bands at Bottom of the Hill for Access: Women’s Health Justice benefit, Fri/25

Screen Grabs: Gimme Shelter, Solo, A Fistful of Dollars….

House of Tomorrow, A Scarlet Diva, First Reformed, and more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: Kim Novak live, Jim Carrey gets scary …

2001: A Space Odyssey returns, a psychologically thrilling Beast, and more in cinemas this week

The Civil War, from another side, in ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3’

Suzan-Lori Parks' riveting epic at ACT's Geary Theatre gives a complex account of the yearning for—and terror of— individual freedom.

Puff: In Mendocino, Flow Cannabis Institute dreams big (and artisanal)

Flow Kana's new 80-acre complex sets out to help small farmers, showcase sustainable farming, and raise the cannabis recreation bar.

Flying high with ‘The Seagull’ (and a few other things, beside)

Director Michael Mayer speaks about his new movie, a version of Checkov's classic, and working with a star-studded cast in the summer heat.

Screen Grabs: CAAMFest, Sky Hopinka, Hecho en Mexico…

Some swinging movies from the '60s, an engrossingly entertaining Fassbinder series, a campy drag spy flick, and more in cinemas this week.

Very live, from the Bay Area: Pop-Up Magazine returns with fresh new stories

We talk with the theatrical phenomenon's senior producer about the importance of storytelling in an age of information inundation.

The man behind The Man: Larry Harvey, 1948-2018

The Burning Man founder saw the ever-expanding festival not as countercultural, but as a transformative version of culture itself.

Homegrown soul sensation Con Brio is back

With a new album and tour (including a stop at the Fillmore Sat/5), the beloved band still uses music as a weapon of love.

Screen Grabs: RBG, Tully, Sins of the Fleshapoids …

Disobedience, Cold Water, Bye Bye Germany, In the Intense Now, more in cinemas. Plus: Sad news about YBCA's film great program.

Arts Forecast: Trog, Mercury Soul, Bay Area Book Festival …

Fog City Swing, Kronos Quartet Festival, Japandroids, Eric B & Rakim, more upcoming arts events and news.

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

New book explores DC's equity housing cooperatives—and may offers some lessons for SF.

Screen Grabs: Grace Jones, Spaghetti Westerns, Ghost Stories …

Lowlife, Cielo, Summer in the Forest, K8 Hardy's Outfitumentary, and more new movies in cinemas this week.

Puff: Grow your own at home? You’ll need pot(s)

Local cannabis insta-grow kit A Pot For Pot helps out green thumbs, even if they're rusty.

A giddy Go-Go’s time warp in “Head Over Heels”

Quirky new jukebox musical mixes stylish Elizabethan trappings with turbo-charged '80s pop charm.

Examined Life: Don’t just sit there—listen

It’s not easy to communicate mindfully, but it might save the world. (And it will definitely save your relationships.)

Party Radar: Are you ready for the Cleveland techno invasion?

In Training and Heaven is in You DJs come to SF. Plus: Derrick Carter, Dâm Funk, Non Stop Bhangra, Peggy Gou, Sunset Boat Party, more wiiiiild parties.

SCREEN GRABS: The Rider, Women Animators, School of Chairs

Czech That Film, The Exorcist, The Crazies, Infra-Man, George Romero tribute, and tons more great movies in cinemas this week.

In Arts + Culture

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Campaign trail: Leno tries a direct, 60-second appeal

Plus: Do "all" Democrats really agree on the mayor's race? Not even close

The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

Plus: Democratic Party responds to Breed campaign ad

Dark money attack shows loophole in Ethics law

Money spent against Leno allows Breed campaign to spend more; Peskin says it's "an absolute misinterpretation" of the rules

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

Five myths about the homeless problem in San Francisco

Most of what the politicians and the media are telling you isn't true. Here's why.

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

Don’t stand back, it’s time for ‘Night of 1,001 Stevies’

Tarot readings, plenty of scarves, and a landslide of live bands at Bottom of the Hill for Access: Women’s Health Justice benefit, Fri/25

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

Radical currents sweep the country—could they bring long-awaited justice for Chilean women? A report from Santiago.