This Week's Paper

Cover Story

How PG&E and Mercury Insurance are spending millions to try to trick Californians into voting for corporate interests

Rebecca Bowe, Steven T. Jones
Cover Story


Project sponsors are asking for the right to shadow public parkland, turn a city street into a private parking garage, and construct a project far beyond the allowable height for the location

Guardian Staff Writers

Filling vacancies in local elected offices

Tim Redmond
Editors Notes

The Municipal Transportation Agency has not had a management and performance audit since 1996. How is it that an $800 million operation can go for 14 years without that type of evaluation?

David Campos

Recent events hurt Mayor Gavin Newsom's case for refusing to enforce sanctuary law

Sarah Phelan
Green City

Arts & Culture

Yiyun Li explores the language of creation and the memory of violence

Juliette Tang

UK disco edit and electro-funk hero Greg Wilson sails beyond the vinyl revival, reel-to-reel in tow

Marke B.
Super Ego

Swedish thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo nearly lives up to its juicy back story

Dennis Harvey
Film Review

Petition and Promised Lands offer different takes on human rights

Film Review

Rediscovering the music of Herman Eberitzsch Jr. III

Michael Krimper
Music Features

Now on the West Coast, High Places charts new spaces

Michelle Broder Van Dyke
Music Features

Blood, chocolate, and moral decadence in the weirdness of Xiu Xiu

Brandon Bussolini
Music Features

After seven rockin' years, Sonic Reducer bids adieu with a look back at some choice musical moments

Kimberly Chun
Sonic Reducer

"Spring Forward: Choreographer's Showcase 2010" spotlights a range of new works

Rita Felciano

Eastenders' "Fo/Faux!" revisits, and riffs on, Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!

Robert Avila

Get ready for a "Night of Lust" at the Red Vic

Dennis Harvey

Food & Drink

Sailing the seven(ish) seas -- and returning to Urbun Burger

L.E. Leone
Cheap Eats

Upping the gastropub ante with refined takes on vegetarian stew and fresh pretzels

Paul Reidinger
Restaurant Review