BEST OF THE BAY 2018 POLLS ARE NOW OPEN!

Best Burrito. Best Barber Shop. Best Politician. Best Music Venue. What say you? Sound off on all the people, places, and things you love about the Bay Area in our 43rd edition of the  SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay—the biggest, the best, the original! Polls are open until September 30, and results will be announced in October. Tell you...

Our print-out guide to take to the polls

Here's a simple guide to all of our endorsements: DOWNLOAD HERE: GUARDIAN CLEAN SLATE JUNE 2018 MAYOR Jane Kim and Mark Leno (you can vote for them both) SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 8 Rafael Mandelman SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE Seat 4: Phoenix Streets Seat 7: Maria Evangelista Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof Seat 11: Niki Solis STATEWIDE RACES UNITED STATES SENATE Kevin De Leon CONGRESS, DISTRICT 12 Shahid Buttar GOVERNOR Delaine Eastin LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Gayle McLaughlin ATTORNEY GENERAL...

Endorsements: Kim and Leno for mayor. Mandelman for supervisor. Eastin for governor. Yes on F, No on H

>>> DOWNLOAD OUR CLEAN SLATE VOTER GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS HERE! It’s odd, considering the critical importance to the future of the city, that the news media haven’t been that fixated on the mayor’s race. Debates and forums take place several times a week. Key endorsements happen regularly. The city—this deeply wounded city, under attack from speculators and...

EDITORIAL: Vote for Kim and Leno (or Leno and Kim) to save San Francisco

The early indications are that turnout in the June 5 election will be low. According to Joe Eskenazi, who has a daily text-message service, as of May 27, 43,000 ballots have been returned; at that point in June 2016, 63,500 ballots had been turned in. So every single vote is going to matter. You can vote this weekend at City...

Bay Guardian endorsement interview: Angela Alioto

As part of our endorsement process, we are posting our interviews with the candidates. The interviews are undedited. Alioto talked to us about the tech boom, her position on Tasers, her history in the city, and how she would address homelessness. Among other things, she argued that Tasers will prevent police shootings -- although that's not how they are likely to...

Bay Guardian endorsement interview: Jane Kim

As part of our endorsement process, we are posting interviews with all of the mayoral candidates. The interviews are unedited. Kim talked to us about the Twitter tax break and said that at the time, it was important to encourage investment in the city, and she has no regrets. But she is concerned about the way the tech boom impacted...

Guardian endorsement interviews: Mark Leno

As part of our endorsement process, we have been interviewing the candidates for mayor. The interviews are unedited, presented in their entirety. Mark Leno told us that he would never have supported the Twitter tax break the way it was approved, and would have demanded more community benefits. He talked about his plan for housing and homelessness. We will be publishing...

Stay tuned for the 2018 Clean Slate Election Endorsements Guide—in print and online

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BEST OF THE BAY 2017 is here!

Our 42nd edition of Best of the Bay has arrived! Who won Best Burrito? Best Rock Club? Best Shoe Store? Best Politician? Welcome back, Guardian Readers, to the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay, celebrating our 51st year as a publication, and our 42nd Best of the Bay issue. More than 9,000 people voted in our Readers Poll, and...

Saving San Francisco’s Heart: A Bay Guardian book

San Francisco is under attack — by developers, greedy speculators and others who see this city as a place from which to extract money, even at the cost of destroying communities. Jon Golinger, who has been running progressive campaigns in this city for more than 15 years, has put together a historical report on some of the flashpoints in the...