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Cycling to City Hallnew

Bike to Work Day's 20th anniversary shows how far we've come, but funding shortfalls show how far we have to go to create safe streets.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  05-08-2014  |  Transportation

Save the World, Work Lessnew

With climate change threatening life as we know it, perhaps it's time to revive the forgotten goal of spending less time on our jobs.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  04-16-2014  |  Environment

The Fall of Leland Yeenew

How an FBI probe of organized crime in San Francisco's Chinatown took down a senator and well-connected political consultant.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  04-04-2014  |  Politics

Residents vs. Touristsnew

How many rent-controlled apartments is Airbnb taking off SF's housing market?
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  02-05-2014  |  Housing & Development

Occupy Americanew

A proposal for the future of the Occupy movement.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones, Tim Redmond and Yael Chanoff  |  01-17-2012  |  #OCCUPY

DADT Ruling Gives Obama an Opportunity to Leadnew

Obama has a chance to demonstrate to voters on the left that this administration is actually willing to take a stand on an issue that is important to progressives and other believers in social justice.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  10-13-2010  |  Commentary

Burners in Fluxnew

Why would anyone spend four months and $180,000 building something that will only last a week? The answer says a lot about Burning Man culture.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  09-08-2010  |  Culture

PG&E and Mercury Insurance are Spending Millions to Try to Trick California Votersnew

California voters are about to be bombarded by more than $50 million in political advertising designed to convince them to approve a pair of measures desperately sought by two powerful corporations with a long history of lies and political corruption.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe and Steven T. Jones  |  03-17-2010  |  Politics

How Artsy Renegades Reignited a Movement to Reclaim the Urban Environmentnew

Increasingly, the tactics and spirit of outlaw urbanists, designers, and artists are being adopted inside San Francisco City Hall, and the result is starting to look like a real urban design revolution -- one that harks back to a movement that was interrupted back in the 1970s.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Molly Freedenberg and Steven T. Jones  |  11-18-2009  |  Housing & Development

Lessons from California's Political and Economic Disasternew

The tax revolts that started here under Gov. Ronald Reagan and continued to sweep the country and the world under President Reagan never abated. But now that California is showing signs of being the country's first failed state, it has become a cautionary tale for that anti-government ideology.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones and Tim Redmond  |  10-21-2009  |  Politics

Burning Man Seeks a Higher Profile as Black Rock City Cultivates the Metropolitan Idealnew

Maybe Burning Man can't save the world, but its leaders and participants are increasingly focused on using the models and principles involved with building and dismantling Black Rock City in the Nevada desert every year to help renew and restore urbanism in the 21st century.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  09-16-2009  |  Culture

Health Care Reformers Fear the Cure May be Worse Than the Diseasenew

With President Barack Obama and congressional leaders in a strong position to finally overhaul the health care system, this should be a momentous time for the reform movement. So why are so many advocacy groups unhappy?
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe and Steven T. Jones  |  07-22-2009  |  Science

In San Francisco, Parking is Quietly Becoming the Year's Big Issuenew

Through an unusual confluence of policy initiatives that have been moving forward for several years, the city is finally about to have a serious discussion about the automobile and its impacts. And parking policies are being used as the main tool to reduce traffic congestion, better set development impact fees, increase city revenue, and promote alternatives to the automobile.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  07-01-2009  |  Transportation

Proposed SF Budget Cuts Public Health and City Employeesnew

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2009-10 city budget, proclaiming it far better than doomsayers predicted and emphasizing how he minimized cuts to health and human services. But there's still plenty of pain in the proposal.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  06-03-2009  |  Policy Issues

Why Are Bike Riders Still Treated as Second-Class Citizens?new

The bicycle has become a metaphor for progress that is long overdue. But measures to improve bicycle access in San Francisco often face an uphill climb.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  05-20-2009  |  Transportation

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