Author: Joel P. Engardio

Joel Engardio lives west of Twin Peaks. Follow his blog at www.engardio.com. Email him at jengardio@sfexaminer.com.

This “retail doctor” helps neighborhoods, merchants thrive

Time travel is possible on a train through the Twin Peaks tunnel. Enter at Castro station and emerge in West…

3 weeks ago

Leading a bicycle coalition in San Francisco is a perilous ride

Riding a bike in San Francisco can be perilous. There are speeding cars and potholes. Then there is the politics…

2 months ago

Can a Paris streetscape inspire San Francisco to create 10,000 new homes?

Most millennials have little hope of raising a family in San Francisco while Baby Boomers face growing old without their…

3 months ago

From Iran, With Persistence

Iranian-American Nima Rahimi wore sunglasses the morning in June when the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban targeting Iran…

5 months ago

SF police union gets openly gay leader and a new style, at last

An openly gay leader of the San Francisco Police Officers Association should seem unremarkable in a city synonymous with celebrating…

6 months ago

A green rainbow for our time

A road trip in Jim Crow America was a nightmare for African Americans who feared being arrested or beaten up…

7 months ago

Will the Great War ever end?

Fake news, global warming, deadly flu outbreaks, chemical weapons attacks in Syria and presidents for life in China and Russia.…

8 months ago

Finding the best places to build Westside housing

When state Sen. Scott Wiener told me about his plan to require California cities to build four to eight stories…

10 months ago