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20 Stories From the Last Ten Years of the Bay Guardian's Archives

Scott Lucas | October 17, 2014 | Lifestyle Story City Life

After Wednesday's final issue of the Bay Guardian, the website of the venerable alt-weekly was briefly taken off line by the paper's owners. When it returned, we started digging through a decade's worth of archives (that's as far back as the electronic records go). It's part a trip down memory lane and part a way to track the changes in the city from then to now. Here are 20 stories that tell the tale of San Francisco's crazy decade and give a tribute to the SFBG. Happy reading:

Animal instincts: As the struggle between animal rights activists and scientists rages on, what's really happening inside UCSF's animal labs? 10.04.05

Glamorous disease: 11.28.05

After the Murmur

: Artists and hipsters can bring dormant neighborhoods to life, but do they invite gentrification and displacement? 05.02.06

The First 40: How we made it against all odds — and why we'll be here for the duration 10.17.06

More than the affair: We wish Newsom well in his battle with alcoholism. But for the good of the city (and the causes he claims to care about), he'd be better off announcing he isn't going to run for reelection now. 02.06.07

A half-century of lies: Thousands of Fillmore residents lost homes and businesses to redevelopment - and were promised a chance to return. 50 years later, Leola King is still waiting 3.20.07

What the verdict meant: Behind the Guardian's $15.6 million court victory 03.11.08

User-generated censorship: Just as the Web is making it easier for crowds to collaborate, the Web is also making it simple for mobs to crush free expression 04.29.08

The mobility of space: Deconstructing the politics of parking in San Francisco 06.30.09

Do it naturally: Local ecosexuals bring sustainability to the bedroom 11.24.09

Inside the squat: Homes Not Jails seizes a vacant apartment that was recently an elderly man's home 04.06.10

Burning the Man: Paul Addis, fresh from a prison stint for attacking Burning Man's icon, returns to a San Francisco stage 04.27.10

SF's new political era: What Mayor Lee and a new board mean for the city 01.18.11

Money and values: Warren Hellman played a unique role in San Francisco and left a void that needs to be filled 12.27.11

The circus begins: Mirkarimi removal efforts are already getting ugly — and there's still much more to come 06.05.12

Critical Mass at 20: The movement changed the rules in cities all over the world — and almost, almost, took the Bay Bridge 09.25.12

On guard: The story behind the Bay Guardian's new ownership and the departure of Editor-Publisher Tim Redmond 06.19.13

No room left in San Francisco for an artist who helped make the Mission what is: Join the march to support Rene YaƱez and others facing eviction 10.11.13

A tale of two Google buses: The controversial tech shuttles are powerful symbols—or they're not—that are also causing real problems and benefits on the roads 04.08.14

Don't be a Glasshole: Google Glass bar fights aren't about class warfare — they're about privacy 03.04.14

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