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Barry Eitel explores excesses of the tech world in “Champagne,” presented by Bay Area playwright collective 6NewPlays. (Courtesy photo)

Barry Eitel’s ‘Champagne’ takes on tech

Bay Area playwright Barry Eitel isn’t impressed by tech giants. To some,…

 

Lee Harvey Oswald is pictured in police custody in Dallas, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, on Nov. 22, 1963. (Courtesy UTA Special Collections/Star-Telegram Collection/TNS)

Don’t hold your breath over recently public JFK records

OK, so the National Archives has released some 2,800 records associated with…

 

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.…

 

Greg Gopman in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Greg Gopman, derided for tech entitlement in SF, hired then fired from Twitter

In 2013, Greg Gopman, founder of "AngelHack," became infamous for his long-winded…

Greg Gopman in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Google bus issue reappears as ‘dark money’ from tech floods into supervisor races

Tech and real estate leaders are spending big on two supervisor races…

San Francisco City Hall. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
As the business world in San Francisco continues to evolve, the Chamber of Commerce is tailoring its programs to best meet the demands of the community. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bridging the gap between tech and traditional business

It’s an incredible time to be connected with San Francisco’s diverse and…

As the business world in San Francisco continues to evolve, the Chamber of Commerce is tailoring its programs to best meet the demands of the community. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Attaining a clear work-life balance can be challenging, but it should be a priority in order to avoid burning out. (Courtesy photo)

Feeling the burn(out)

There have been times in my career where I could barely function.…

Attaining a clear work-life balance can be challenging, but it should be a priority in order to avoid burning out. (Courtesy photo)
Teamsters members and supporters block Bauer's IT tech shuttles at a stop outside Teamers Local #665 in San Francisco, Calif on Thursday in an effort to support the unionization of Bauer's drivers. July 21, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner).

Appeal to reinstate ‘failed’ tech shuttle provider of Cisco and Zynga employees delayed until late August

A provider of technology industry private shuttles widely known as “Google Buses”…

Teamsters members and supporters block Bauer's IT tech shuttles at a stop outside Teamers Local #665 in San Francisco, Calif on Thursday in an effort to support the unionization of Bauer's drivers. July 21, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner).
HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may be a funny show, but for some, it hits too close to home. (Courtesy HBO)

Silicon Valley realness, for reals

Sipping my zin’ on cheat day, I sit down to watch the…

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may be a funny show, but for some, it hits too close to home. (Courtesy HBO)
Michelle Malliett, an early education para and after school teacher, arrives at a rally on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in light of her possible eviction after her building in San Francisco was purchased by a tech executive. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF educator’s looming eviction by tech workers prompts protest

The pending eviction of a special education aide for using appliances in…

Michelle Malliett, an early education para and after school teacher, arrives at a rally on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in light of her possible eviction after her building in San Francisco was purchased by a tech executive. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s gig economy comes into focus

More and more residents in San Francisco are earning supplemental income from…

A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Business leaders call proposed SF tech tax political, counterproductive

The technology sector Tuesday blasted a proposed tax on tech companies as…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
The theme of this year’s ForecastSF is Sustainable San Francisco, which emphasizes the need to be smart in our expansion to support all types of businesses and develop in economically, socially and environmentally healthy ways. (Courtesy photo)

ForecastSF: Sustainable San Francisco

At the cutting edge of the world’s knowledge-based economy, the San Francisco…

The theme of this year’s ForecastSF is Sustainable San Francisco, which emphasizes the need to be smart in our expansion to support all types of businesses and develop in economically, socially and environmentally healthy ways. (Courtesy photo)
Angel investor Ron Conway, left, and Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, talk before an announcement in San Francisco on April 19. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Ron Conway, Big Tech drop thousands into sleepy SF election

It’s raining Bitcoin on San Francisco Democrats. Well, not literally, but with…

Angel investor Ron Conway, left, and Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, talk before an announcement in San Francisco on April 19. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
When people think they are entitled to “first dibs” on our public space, think about how much easier it is to swallow the thought of evicting people out of private space. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Dolores Park fiasco a microcosm of San Francisco

Is it me, or does it feel like we’re being punked? It’s…

When people think they are entitled to “first dibs” on our public space, think about how much easier it is to swallow the thought of evicting people out of private space. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)

Planning Commission unanimously approves plans for Uber offices in Mission Bay

Uber offices are heading to Mission Bay. The Planning Commission on Thursday…

An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)
Michael Ares/S.F. Examiner 2015 file photo)

Zynga, Cisco shuttle providers kicked off of Muni’s curbs

A private shuttle provider for multiple tech companies including Zynga and Cisco…

Michael Ares/S.F. Examiner 2015 file photo)
(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Trial over ‘Google bus’ begins; controversial program slated to become permanent next week

San Francisco’s favorite symbol of gentrification, the Google Bus, is seemingly everywhere:…

(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Noted tech investor Ron Conway says thousands of tech workers registered to vote in last week’s election, but early data shows that may not be the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco tech workers didn’t vote — and maybe never will

Seems like Ron Conway is eating crow — apparently tech workers didn’t…

Noted tech investor Ron Conway says thousands of tech workers registered to vote in last week’s election, but early data shows that may not be the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Chariot just launched two new routes for its service, such as the Great Haight that serves Haight-Ashbury.  (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Franciscans ‘vote’ for private bus Chariot to launch routes in Haight, Outer Richmond

Local tech-transit company Chariot is launching two new van routes today, in…

Chariot just launched two new routes for its service, such as the Great Haight that serves Haight-Ashbury.  (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)