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David Alterman

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David is a former tech worker who now covers business, technology, and finance for SFIJ. With decades of experience living and working in San Francisco he has seen it all, and not all of it is fit to print. David has lived in the Bay Area his whole life and believes that its best days are still ahead.

Dean Preston Casts Only Dissenting Vote on City Budget Which Increases Policing and Defunds Social HousingSan Francisco Board of Supervisors

Dean Preston Casts Only Dissenting Vote on City Budget Which Increases Policing and Defunds Social Housing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ⁠— On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the budget negotiated with Mayor London Breed
Assemblymembers Lee and Kalra call to ban Corporate Donations, will San Francisco representatives support it?California

Assemblymembers Lee and Kalra call to ban Corporate Donations, will San Francisco representatives support it?

San Francisco — The San Francisco Board of supervisors voted to support Assembly Bill 20 (AB20), which would add California
What Prop 22 Passing Would Mean for California, and the Nation’s WorkersBusiness

What Prop 22 Passing Would Mean for California, and the Nation’s Workers

At the time of this writing, proponents of California’s Proposition 22 have spent over $203 million advocating for the measure,
Senator Feinstein’s Husband Broke  in UC Berkeley Admissions ScandalCalifornia

Senator Feinstein’s Husband Broke in UC Berkeley Admissions Scandal

Following a wide-ranging state audit, the UC Admissions process was dealt another blow this past week exposing more ways in
Uber and Lyft Throw a Corporate Temper Tantrum Over Prop 22Business

Uber and Lyft Throw a Corporate Temper Tantrum Over Prop 22

Since September 2019 when the Legislature passed California Assembly Bill (AB) 5, categorizing app-based drivers as employees rather than independent
Pinterest Pays Way Out of 88 Bluxome DevelopmentBusiness

Pinterest Pays Way Out of 88 Bluxome Development

SAN FRANCISCO — In late August, major social media company Pinterest announced it will pay $89.5 million to terminate an