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David Merino, left, and Aaron Harrington stand out in “Rent” at the Golden Gate. (Courtesy Carol Rosegg)

Time is right for ‘Rent’ revival

"Rent” is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the timing couldn’t be better.…

 

Desiree Rogers plays blue great Alberta Hunter in New Conservatory Theatre Center's world premiere "Leaving the Blues." (Courtesy Lois Tema)

2017 Winter Arts Preview: Theater

The Real Thing: Tom Stoppard’s comedy about a witty playwright was called…

 

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF stretched to the limit by tech boom, says city report

San Francisco’s years-long tech boom has The City bursting at the seams.…

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
New data appears to show that rents in San Francisco may be dropping in some neighborhoods. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Are rents in SF really dropping?

It wasn’t until San Francisco resident Gary McCoy stopped looking for an…

New data appears to show that rents in San Francisco may be dropping in some neighborhoods. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Legislation that would allow the creation of tens of thousands of in-law units in San Francisco will be voted on by the board today. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors reach compromise to allow in-law units across SF

After weeks of political wrangling, San Francisco is poised today to approve…

Legislation that would allow the creation of tens of thousands of in-law units in San Francisco will be voted on by the board today. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto new tenants’ rights legislation

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto Eviction Protections 2.0 but leaves it unsigned

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City Hall showdown intensifies over possible veto of tenant protections

The deadline is fast approaching for Mayor Ed Lee to decide whether…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco examining ways to stem tide of artist displacement

San Francisco examining ways to stem tide of artist displacement

Below-market-rate housing expressly for artists can’t come fast enough in San Francisco,…

San Francisco examining ways to stem tide of artist displacement
Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced a proposal that would extend Biergarten’s lease for five more years.  (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis pits Hayes Valley biergarten against development

Despite San Francisco’s prevalent call to build more, the Board of Supervisors…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced a proposal that would extend Biergarten’s lease for five more years.  (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)

SF supes debate boosting tenants’ rights and discuss homeless strategies

The debate resumes today before a Board of Supervisors committee over whether…

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)
During a press conference highlighting the successes of the San Francisco Navigation Center, Victor Frazier tells his story about the Center's positive impact on his life. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee adds $3M to expand homeless navigation sites

In the five months since it opened, the Navigation Center in the…

During a press conference highlighting the successes of the San Francisco Navigation Center, Victor Frazier tells his story about the Center's positive impact on his life. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee, flanked by, from left, supervisors London Breed, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, speaks at City Hall on Tuesday about his "blueprint" for creating 30,000 housing units by 2020. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee unveils housing ‘blueprint’ as critics feel voiceless at City Hall

As San Francisco rents continue to rise, Mayor Ed Lee recommitted Tuesday…

Mayor Ed Lee, flanked by, from left, supervisors London Breed, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, speaks at City Hall on Tuesday about his "blueprint" for creating 30,000 housing units by 2020. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Michael Addario, a longtime street artist in San Francisco, has been combing over archives of the struggles artists went through with The City just to sell their wares. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Photographer strives to protect SF street artist movement’s past and future

Michael Addario, 62, is a longtime San Francisco street artist who has…

Michael Addario, a longtime street artist in San Francisco, has been combing over archives of the struggles artists went through with The City just to sell their wares. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A proposed Transportation Sustainability Fee on new development could help San Francisco generate more than $400 million for transit spending over the next 30 years, but some small business owners are worried about the increased costs. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Small businesses could be burdened with transit fee

If a 4,000-square-foot restaurant wants to expand to 8,000 square feet, a…

A proposed Transportation Sustainability Fee on new development could help San Francisco generate more than $400 million for transit spending over the next 30 years, but some small business owners are worried about the increased costs. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ron Conway/Mike Koozmin 2013/SF Examiner

Tech investor, SF mayoral backer Ron Conway continues to sink big bucks into local elections

Money from the mayor’s most prominent backer — tech investor Ron Conway…

Ron Conway/Mike Koozmin 2013/SF Examiner
Santiago Alonso creates bicycles made of aluminum and plastic near the Ferry Building. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City crafts new plan for street artists

Under an overcast sky Monday afternoon, Santiago Alonso twisted wire into the…

Santiago Alonso creates bicycles made of aluminum and plastic near the Ferry Building. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
In Mission Bay, the 1300 Fourth Street site will become a below-market rate 142-unit housing  complex by April 2018.

Mission Bay affordable housing complex approved despite parking concern

The Warriors arena is not the only prospective development in Mission Bay…

In Mission Bay, the 1300 Fourth Street site will become a below-market rate 142-unit housing  complex by April 2018.