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Schools and teachers need support — now more than ever

By Susan Solomon We’re all well aware by now how the COVID-19…

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The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A recovery plan requires funding: Prop I does it!

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Proposition I on the November 3rd…

The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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If city leaders want kids back in class, they need to work with the district instead of attacking it

A Letter from SFUSD Educators to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Hillary…

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Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue sits on a plot of city-owned land that many residents would like to see used for another purpose like housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Vote Yes on Props K and I

It’s time for social housing in San Francisco

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue sits on a plot of city-owned land that many residents would like to see used for another purpose like housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)

Our leaders must address sexual violence as an urgent policy concern

By Bianca Rosen Sexual violence is a public health crisis. Every 73…

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)
Millions of Americans who are disenfranchised due to having a criminal record need assistance with registering to vote. (Shutterstock photo)

Disenfranchised voters need to be centered before it’s too late

By Knychelle Passmore A week ago, the country celebrated National Voter Registration…

Millions of Americans who are disenfranchised due to having a criminal record need assistance with registering to vote. (Shutterstock photo)
School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city

School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city

By Matt Alexander During the last week of September, students in grades…

School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city
Voters are being asked to approve Proposition D, which would provide long-overdue transparency and accountability in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. D will increase accountability for law enforcement

By Chesa Boudin and Mano Raju As voices ring out across our…

Voters are being asked to approve Proposition D, which would provide long-overdue transparency and accountability in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Murals painted at UCSF in the late 1930s by artist Bernard Zakheim depict scenes from California’s medical history, from the Spanish era into the early twentieth century. Zakheim, a Diego Rivera-collaborator, was regarded as one of the finest muralists of his day. The most celebrated panel features Biddy Mason, a Georgia slave turned California philanthropist and entrepreneur. (Photo courtesy Richard Rothman)

UCSF should save this California monument to Black history

By Kevin Waite The long, hot summer of protest is drawing to…

Murals painted at UCSF in the late 1930s by artist Bernard Zakheim depict scenes from California’s medical history, from the Spanish era into the early twentieth century. Zakheim, a Diego Rivera-collaborator, was regarded as one of the finest muralists of his day. The most celebrated panel features Biddy Mason, a Georgia slave turned California philanthropist and entrepreneur. (Photo courtesy Richard Rothman)
The Midtown Park Apartments at 1415 Scott St. have been the subject of a long struggle between The City and residents over rent control and its long term management. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Midtown residents deserve rent control

The Midtown Park Apartments, on the corner of Geary and Divisadero, were…

The Midtown Park Apartments at 1415 Scott St. have been the subject of a long struggle between The City and residents over rent control and its long term management. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition H will rewrite city permitting rules for retailers and restaurants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Proposition H will hurt businesses and residents

By Jonathan Axelrad Proposition H is a shocking attack on the planning…

Proposition H will rewrite city permitting rules for retailers and restaurants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is seeking to renew its lease. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Twin Peaks gas station is a test of our ability to make real decisions for climate change

By Phillip Kobernick and Erik Shilts The Board of Supervisors should reject…

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is seeking to renew its lease. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Wildfires and smoke-filled air have become increasingly common in California in recent years. (Shutterstock)

California can do better on climate

By Scott Wiener The night of August 29, 2018 capped off a…

Wildfires and smoke-filled air have become increasingly common in California in recent years. (Shutterstock)
Night view of the War Memorial Opera House. (By Kit Leong/Shutterstock)

Why are the great opera companies silent?

By Patti Niemi Leading a major opera company like the Metropolitan Opera,…

Night view of the War Memorial Opera House. (By Kit Leong/Shutterstock)
A vacant site on Stanyan Street that once housed a McDonald’s currently holds a safe camping site and will eventually be replaced by affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

YIMBY organizing wins in the Haight-Ashbury

By Corey Smith The recent declaration by Supervisor Preston supporting the maximum…

A vacant site on Stanyan Street that once housed a McDonald’s currently holds a safe camping site and will eventually be replaced by affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump reportedly owns a 30 percent stake in 555 California St. (Shutterstock)

Investors like Trump should pay more for COVID relief, affordable housing

By Dean Preston The lack of affordable housing in San Francisco has…

President Donald Trump reportedly owns a 30 percent stake in 555 California St. (Shutterstock)
Undocumented residents support our communities, we should support them

Undocumented residents support our communities, we should support them

By Edgar Castellano I know firsthand the health disparities faced by members…

Undocumented residents support our communities, we should support them
The Richmond District, like other neighborhoods, is struggling with the impact of the pandemic. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall shouldn’t kick people when they’re down

Growing up in the Richmond District, I remember buying toys at King…

The Richmond District, like other neighborhoods, is struggling with the impact of the pandemic. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)
Businesses at the Japan Center mall have been trying to negotiate with property owners for rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

To save San Francisco small businesses, we need immediate action from Governor Newsom

By Dean Preston and Aaron Peskin It can be hard to pinpoint…

Businesses at the Japan Center mall have been trying to negotiate with property owners for rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Supervisor Mar’s housing resolution will exacerbate San Francisco’s affordability crisis

By Todd David The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is at it…

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