Kolsky: Explaining the A’s — How the Oakland Nine became contenders

  It’s August, and the Oakland Athletics are 64-46, sitting 18 games over .500. This plain statement of fact feels…

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Opt into San Francisco

What does it mean to be a San Franciscan? Is it just having an address here? Is it voting locally?…

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Slow start for non-citizen voter registration

Just one non-citizen voter so far has registered to participate in the November school board elections since a 2016 ballot…

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Upcoming Supreme Court decision could impact federal Garcia Zarate case

The undocumented immigrant facing a second round of charges in the killing of Kate Steinle could see his federal case…

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Limits for police vehicles may skirt traffic laws, but not disregard safety

This week’s question comes from Nate in Oakland, who writes: Q: I know, of course, that police and fire trucks…

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No skin off the meter

Each afternoon, when the summer fog rolls into The City, so thick it casts a shadow and blots out the…

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‘Christopher Robin’ upsets simple magic of beloved ‘Pooh’ characters

The 1920s “Winnie-the-Pooh” books by A. A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard contain a calm magic and childlike…

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Sweet attractions downtown SF, at the Wharf and in Burlingame

Candytopia, an “experiential adventure” bringing “a dreamworld candy factory to life” (that from its promotional material looks a lot like…

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