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The latest round of IPOs expected this year could rival the period when companies like Twitter and Facebook went public. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Advice to you soon-to-be millionaires: Don’t become the people you used to hate

Last week an article came out in The New York Times titled…

The latest round of IPOs expected this year could rival the period when companies like Twitter and Facebook went public. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Uptown Oakland is one of the neighborhoods designated as an Opportunity Zone under a federal program that could accelerate gentrification in the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)

How the Trump tax scam is going to gentrify your neighborhood

With tax season soon approaching there’s been a lot of talk about…

Uptown Oakland is one of the neighborhoods designated as an Opportunity Zone under a federal program that could accelerate gentrification in the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)
Participants in the Night Owl Ceremony outside the de Young Museum. (Jonathan Ross/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Enjoying the weirdness of San Francisco that remains

The instructions were to meet some “distributors of magic” at the corner…

Participants in the Night Owl Ceremony outside the de Young Museum. (Jonathan Ross/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Last year's Marriott strike led to wage increases and better protections against sexual harassment for the workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Broke-Ass City: The best way to beat the devil is to support a union

I was walking through SoMa on Tuesday when I heard what sounded…

Last year's Marriott strike led to wage increases and better protections against sexual harassment for the workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Trump voters were hoodwinked by “the greatest con man of all time.” (Courtesy photo)

Maybe the tax pain felt by Trump supporters can turn into something good

There was an uproar last week on social media from people receiving…

Trump voters were hoodwinked by “the greatest con man of all time.” (Courtesy photo)
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Organization helps low-income and temporary workers make it through the rough spots

I love tamales, they’re like little pillowy envelopes of perfection. So when…

Independent contractor jobs, like being a courier for food delivery apps such as
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Try using the internet for its original purpose

Last week I was feeling down. With that rodeo clown in the…

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Estee Sepulveda, an external affairs representative with AC Transit, directs passengers to the Temporary Transbay Terminal outside Salesforce Transit Center following its closure due to the discovery of a cracked steel beam on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A bright spot in The City’s history of poor planning

The Bay Area has a rich and storied history of completely and…

Estee Sepulveda, an external affairs representative with AC Transit, directs passengers to the Temporary Transbay Terminal outside Salesforce Transit Center following its closure due to the discovery of a cracked steel beam on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
By any litmus test, Manny's is the most thoughtful and community minded business to open in decades. (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Manny’s is a perfect business for The Mission

Over the weekend I popped by Manny’s, the new café at 16th…

By any litmus test, Manny's is the most thoughtful and community minded business to open in decades. (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner)
It's heartbreaking to see your friends and colleagues forced to move out of The City, but for those who leave, it's devastating. (Courtesy photo)

When San Francisco fails those who love it

“This really is an amazing city,” Quincy said as we drove past…

It's heartbreaking to see your friends and colleagues forced to move out of The City, but for those who leave, it's devastating. (Courtesy photo)
Overhearing the most intimate moments in the lives of your neighbors and housemates comes with living in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Love thy neighbor even when you hear too much through the walls

I live on the top floor of a building constructed in 1914.…

Overhearing the most intimate moments in the lives of your neighbors and housemates comes with living in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Putting a straw in a martini is as frowned upon as leaving one out when serving a gin and tonic. (Courtesy photo)

Straw expectations are wildly different by drink and locale

Between waiting tables and bartending over the past 18 or so years,…

Putting a straw in a martini is as frowned upon as leaving one out when serving a gin and tonic. (Courtesy photo)
In San Francisco if you have rent control, leaving that situation to play house with your partner actually causes your rent to go up. (Courtesy photo)

‘Til death do us part: When rent control is a bigger commitment than marriage

We’d had a pretty incredible San Francisco night. It started at one…

In San Francisco if you have rent control, leaving that situation to play house with your partner actually causes your rent to go up. (Courtesy photo)
Sites like Patreon help creators earn money for their work and gain admirers, like offering followers special gifts such as this poster. (Courtesy photo)

Reaching a generation that expects music, journalism and movies to be free

If a generation is roughly 20 years and Napster came out about…

Sites like Patreon help creators earn money for their work and gain admirers, like offering followers special gifts such as this poster. (Courtesy photo)
Before we all mentally check out until January, let’s be grateful for some of the

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Today is Thanksgiving which means right now you’re probably reading this paper…

Before we all mentally check out until January, let’s be grateful for some of the
For things to get better for everyone in the long run, we need to be willing to be slightly less comfortable in the short run.

There’s no social justice without economic justice

I know the November 2018 election is already 10 days past, but…

For things to get better for everyone in the long run, we need to be willing to be slightly less comfortable in the short run.
Yes on Proposition C advocates cruise by the traditional Election Day lunch at John's Grill in a trolley bus on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Do we finally have the tools to fight for the San Francisco that should be?

When I woke up the morning after Donald Trump was elected President,…

Yes on Proposition C advocates cruise by the traditional Election Day lunch at John's Grill in a trolley bus on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The big fear is that America’s checks and balances won’t be enough to stop authoritarianism. It’s up to us to stop it. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Be a superhero for your country: Vote!

Well here we are. The most important election of our lives is…

The big fear is that America’s checks and balances won’t be enough to stop authoritarianism. It’s up to us to stop it. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Getty Images)

Sending out a meaningful middle finger to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Screw you Jack Dorsey. You probably haven’t heard that very often in…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Getty Images)
San Francisco residents cast their votes at the City Hall voting center on May 7, the first day of voting for the June 5 primary election. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A few easy ways to save our democracy

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you like to know what’s…

San Francisco residents cast their votes at the City Hall voting center on May 7, the first day of voting for the June 5 primary election. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)