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Looking for life after San Francisco? How about Columbus, Ohio

Is there life after the Bay Area? When you’ve spent most of…

Is Columbus, Ohio the new San Francisco? Shutterstock
Dana George strikes a pose at the 35th annual Folsom Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A naughty party remains pure SF

I don’t go to Folsom Street Fair, it comes to me. Since…

Dana George strikes a pose at the 35th annual Folsom Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Visiting Grandma and the blue spaces of Texas

I’m sitting in an old folks home in El Paso, Texas. My…

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Roux the French bulldog. (Courtesy Aaron Rodriguez)

San Francisco has gone to the dogs

I’ve got a pretty fantastic living situation. Solid rent control, great roommates,…

Roux the French bulldog. (Courtesy Aaron Rodriguez)
We can expect a rush of shenanigans during the first few weeks of extended alcohol sales if state Sen. Scott Weiner’s bill is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Emma Chiang/Special to SF Weekly)

Send in the clowns, and 4 a.m. bar closings

When I lived in Brooklyn I saw a lot of sunrises. The…

We can expect a rush of shenanigans during the first few weeks of extended alcohol sales if state Sen. Scott Weiner’s bill is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Emma Chiang/Special to SF Weekly)
The sad truth is that Los Angeles is cooler than San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Los Angeles rising as option for defectors of S.F.

Los Angeles is the world’s biggest high school. Celebrities function as the…

The sad truth is that Los Angeles is cooler than San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Construction is necessary in a compact city like San Francisco. (Examiner file photo)

All of San Francisco should be shouldering construction

By 8 a.m. the jackhammers were already going. The pounding permeated the…

Construction is necessary in a compact city like San Francisco. (Examiner file photo)
The cannabis available today can contain as much as 30 percent THC, compared to weed avaialable 30 or 40 years ago with levels of four or five percent THC. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Weed without the worry

I’ve been smoking a lot of weed lately. After I’m done with…

The cannabis available today can contain as much as 30 percent THC, compared to weed avaialable 30 or 40 years ago with levels of four or five percent THC. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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Fear and Loathing in Frisco

The movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” is currently on Netflix,…

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Every year, Outside Lands is a fun place to meet up with friends. (Ryan McNulty/2016/ S.F. Examiner)

Fogust is festival season

It’s August in San Francisco, which means foggy, freezing weather. While the…

Every year, Outside Lands is a fun place to meet up with friends. (Ryan McNulty/2016/ S.F. Examiner)
A ban on corporate cafeterias would encourage workers to dine at notable local spots, such as Proposition Chicken on Market Street. (Juan Pardo/2014/S.F. Examiner)

Opt into San Francisco

What does it mean to be a San Franciscan? Is it just…

A ban on corporate cafeterias would encourage workers to dine at notable local spots, such as Proposition Chicken on Market Street. (Juan Pardo/2014/S.F. Examiner)
For the price of a cup of coffee, people can support worthy journalism. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

A golden age for yellow journalism

I don’t know about you, but I’m burned out. I spend so…

For the price of a cup of coffee, people can support worthy journalism. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
If the economy goes the way some experts predict, many truck drivers will be out of jobs. (Courtesy photo)

Note to tech industry: How about asking, ‘Should we do this?’

A few weeks ago I ran into a friend who works at…

If the economy goes the way some experts predict, many truck drivers will be out of jobs. (Courtesy photo)
In April, San Francisco hosted Reimagine End of Life, a week of programs centering on positive connections between life and death. (Courtesy photo)

Death and dying in the modern age

A couple of Fridays ago I got the news that my best…

In April, San Francisco hosted Reimagine End of Life, a week of programs centering on positive connections between life and death. (Courtesy photo)
The Alvarado family, pictured after being detained near the Rio Grande River, is among the numerous immigrants being targeted by the current presidential administration. (Carolyn Cole/ Los Angeles Times/ TNS)

Maddening political trends in today’s top word searches

I somehow ended up on a Dictionary.com article about words that were…

The Alvarado family, pictured after being detained near the Rio Grande River, is among the numerous immigrants being targeted by the current presidential administration. (Carolyn Cole/ Los Angeles Times/ TNS)
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Your spirituality is bullshit

A few years ago I was invited to a dinner party in…

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Kelly Cutler, human rights organizer for the Coalition on Homelessness, speaks to a homeless resident in a tent. The coalition is working on a November ballot measure that would tax large businesses to provide funding for homelessness and housing. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Cutler)

A chance to really change SF’s homelessness crisis

I was on my way to the grocery on Monday when I…

Kelly Cutler, human rights organizer for the Coalition on Homelessness, speaks to a homeless resident in a tent. The coalition is working on a November ballot measure that would tax large businesses to provide funding for homelessness and housing. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Cutler)
Broke-Ass Stuart and Ron Conway share a moment at John's Grill during the Election Day Luncheon in 2015. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Strange Bedfellows

“Free food makes strange bedfellows.” That’s what I said to Examiner columnist…

Broke-Ass Stuart and Ron Conway share a moment at John's Grill during the Election Day Luncheon in 2015. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
While “The City Where You Can’t” might be an apt nickname for San Francisco today, it doesn’t have to stay that way. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

The City where you can’t

The story goes that, the day after breaking ground for the 1915…

While “The City Where You Can’t” might be an apt nickname for San Francisco today, it doesn’t have to stay that way. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
Only in San Francisco must you worry your new darling may get evicted at any time. (Courtesy photo)

Love in the time of housing crisis

San Francisco is a wonderful place to fall in love. Sure, Paris…

Only in San Francisco must you worry your new darling may get evicted at any time. (Courtesy photo)