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S.F. water agency opposes plan to save local salmon, cries ‘drought’

About 150 miles beyond the Bay lies the Tuolumne River. Many San Franciscans visit the area to fish, raft, attend…

15 hours 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…

4 days ago

Mayor Breed dines with Chinatown and makes promises, promises, promises

Lions leapt. Glasses clinked. Copious amounts of seaweed salad were gulped. Yes, dear readers, it was just another political banquet…

4 days ago

Politics is kinda, sometimes, depends

It’s high time for six political lessons relearned this year. 1) Progressives usually lose when process fights are divorced from…

5 days ago

London Breed first mayor in 50 years from SF public school

Mayor-Elect London Breed stood beaming under City Hall’s gilded dome Wednesday morning, her right hand held high as she repeated…

7 days ago

Well, what purpose do marches serve anyway?

An estimated 15,000 people marched from Mission Dolores Park to San Francisco City Hall on June 30, one of 600…

7 days ago

What would Herb Caen say?

For over half a century, Herb Caen was the “voice and conscience” of San Francisco. In his daily column, Caen…

7 days ago

Death and dying in the modern age

A couple of Fridays ago I got the news that my best friend Jeremy’s dad had suddenly passed away. Jeremy…

7 days ago