Category: Sally Stephens

Finding reasons to be less afraid

Last week I went to a friend’s house. Everyone there had lived through the turbulence and violence of the ‘60s…

1 week ago

Let’s ensure that money to end homelessness will actually help

San Francisco has a major problem with homelessness. The human cost is heavy on those who live on the streets.…

3 weeks ago

Did astronomers just find Spock’s home planet Vulcan?

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, the pointy-eared, highly logical alien who served on the starship Enterprise, transcends science fiction. And, it…

1 month ago

Who’s in charge at Lake Merced?

Lake Merced is a recreational and natural wonder in the southwest corner of San Francisco. Rowers, dragon boat racers, golfers,…

2 months ago

Are Green Benefit Districts really worth the money?

A new City program — Green Benefit Districts — may not be as great an idea as it initially sounds,…

2 months ago

Remembering the Queen of Soul

I grew up about an hour south of Detroit in Toledo, Ohio. As a kid, my favorite radio station broadcast…

3 months ago

Lincoln’s words can still save our country’s soul

As our national political discourse has coarsened in recent years, some have felt emboldened to make racist, homophobic and sexist…

3 months ago

Why spray any toxic herbicides in city parks?

San Francisco prides itself on leading the way with the environment. But when it comes to using toxic herbicides in…

4 months ago