Category: Sally Stephens

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 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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…

1 month 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…

2 months ago

How do you measure a life?

One of the most moving parts of this year’s Tony Awards telecast was when drama students from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman…

2 months ago

‘Soft Power’ – the musical and the foreign policy

I saw “Soft Power” at the Curran theater last week. The play with a musical in the middle is ostensibly…

3 months ago

To all the fathers who encouraged us

Here’s to all the dads out there on this Father’s Day, and all the little things they do that help…

3 months ago

Mayoral musings: Election Day uncertainty looms

I’ve been more conflicted about the June 5 mayoral race than any other election I can remember. Others have said…

4 months ago