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It can be kind of eerie walking around in San Francisco on Christmas with so many people away from The City. (Jeff Chiu/2011 AP)

Christmas in The City can be surreal

By the time you read this, I will already be gone. I’ll…

It can be kind of eerie walking around in San Francisco on Christmas with so many people away from The City. (Jeff Chiu/2011 AP)
San Francisco is a small city, small enough that you get to know some familiar faces that even though you don't know each other, you may want to go ahead and say hello. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Stranger encounters of the San Francisco kind

San Francisco is a ghost town in the sense that you’re always…

San Francisco is a small city, small enough that you get to know some familiar faces that even though you don't know each other, you may want to go ahead and say hello. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Broke-Ass Stuart was reminded why he loves San Francisco after attending Holiday Jam. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Finding inspiration in unexpected places

We were invited to be guests of Glide for their yearly Holiday…

Broke-Ass Stuart was reminded why he loves San Francisco after attending Holiday Jam. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
San Francisco's underserved population needs all the help it can get — not just during the holiday season, but year-round. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Pitch in, speak up this giving season

I was walking up Haight Street last night, on my way to…

San Francisco's underserved population needs all the help it can get — not just during the holiday season, but year-round. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Many have left their hearts in San Francisco, despite its flaws and problems.

It’s always good to be home in San Francisco

I woke up at 6:30 this morning momentarily confused as to where…

Many have left their hearts in San Francisco, despite its flaws and problems.
The view of the Torre Latinoamericana from the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

International perspective

I’m currently sitting on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Mexico City…

The view of the Torre Latinoamericana from the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Campaigning for mayor proves power of protest

So I ran for mayor of San Francisco. I did the damn…

Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The best way to create your own ideal San Francisco is to participate in the democratic process and vote for what you believe in. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Election season a time to actualize ideals

Election Day is less than a week away, and I’m exhausted. I’ve…

The best way to create your own ideal San Francisco is to participate in the democratic process and vote for what you believe in. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Voter turnout is expected to be low for the Nov. 3 election. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)

Be like Peru, be proud to vote San Francisco

When I was in Peru in 2006, the entire country was dry.…

Voter turnout is expected to be low for the Nov. 3 election. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Julie Christensen is running against former Board of Supervisors president Aaron Peskin to represent District 3 in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Christensen is hella mean

Someone has got to say it … Supervisor Julie Christensen is hella…

Supervisor Julie Christensen is running against former Board of Supervisors president Aaron Peskin to represent District 3 in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The imminent closure of Dave's Bar is just another shot to the heart of San Francisco. (facebook.com/Daves-Bar)

Voters must protect The City’s legacy

When the news broke recently that Dave’s Bar would be closing, it…

The imminent closure of Dave's Bar is just another shot to the heart of San Francisco. (facebook.com/Daves-Bar)
Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)

Give people homes to fix homelessness

A couple months ago I came home from a trip to find…

Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)
Combining the Folsom Street Fair, pictured, with Dreamforce would unite two driving froces in San Francisco: tech-sector capitalism and freaky-deaky individualism. (Sandy Cohen/AP)

Dreamforce meets Folsom Street Fair

There is a certain poetry in the fact that just after the…

Combining the Folsom Street Fair, pictured, with Dreamforce would unite two driving froces in San Francisco: tech-sector capitalism and freaky-deaky individualism. (Sandy Cohen/AP)
Supporters of Proposition I, pictured, are against the continued construction of luxury housing in the mission. Their opponents, however, look and sound eerily similar - a new tactic called "astroturfing." (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The art of misrepresentation

It’s September, and things are speeding up in Election Land. Posters and…

Supporters of Proposition I, pictured, are against the continued construction of luxury housing in the mission. Their opponents, however, look and sound eerily similar - a new tactic called "astroturfing." (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Residents and buildings in San Francisco are ill-equipped for the recent heatwave - amid an ongoing statewide drought - that The City has been experiencing. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Unexpected heat is ruining our street cred

Enough with this heat already. It’s just not OK. I know that…

Residents and buildings in San Francisco are ill-equipped for the recent heatwave - amid an ongoing statewide drought - that The City has been experiencing. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The annual Burning Man held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert has inspired other festivals around the world - like this one in Israel - but Silicon Valley may be taking over. (Oded Balilty/2014 AP)

Burning Man’s flame may have burnt out

By now the dust is doing anything but settling in Black Rock…

The annual Burning Man held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert has inspired other festivals around the world - like this one in Israel - but Silicon Valley may be taking over. (Oded Balilty/2014 AP)
San Francisco City Hall.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

How to fix San Francisco’s corruption problem

Corruption. It’s as San Francisco as fog, organic produce and good weed.…

San Francisco City Hall.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' stance on LGBTQ rights, the environment and health care seem to align with many San Francisco residents.

Bernie embodies San Franciso values

We love us some Bernie Sanders in San Francisco. He represents and…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' stance on LGBTQ rights, the environment and health care seem to align with many San Francisco residents.
(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Don’t settle for a corrupt city

We’ve gotten complacent in San Francisco. Sure, we’ve got the nation’s highest…

(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayoral candidate Stuart Shuffman put “Out of Order” signs on bathrooms in City Hall to demonstrate The City’s need for more public restrooms. (Courtesy Broke-Ass Stuart)

Private money to assist public pooping

Last week, I got serious about San Francisco’s poop problem. If you…

Mayoral candidate Stuart Shuffman put “Out of Order” signs on bathrooms in City Hall to demonstrate The City’s need for more public restrooms. (Courtesy Broke-Ass Stuart)