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An overview of some of the skyscrapers in the SoMA neighborhood on Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SoMa West community comes together to improve the neighborhood

For decades, the South of Market Area felt like a neglected neighborhood.…

An overview of some of the skyscrapers in the SoMA neighborhood on Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Shipyard housing project by the Lennar Corporation, at Innes Avenue and Donahue Street in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. (Dan Chambers/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Remediation is safe when done right

Success stories don’t always make the headlines. That’s especially the case for…

The San Francisco Shipyard housing project by the Lennar Corporation, at Innes Avenue and Donahue Street in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. (Dan Chambers/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Letters: Herbicide use in SF parks

“Why spray any toxic herbicides in City parks? ” Sally Stephens, July…

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People walk past recycling bins along Sutter Street on May 23, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Recycling in SF isn’t always convenient

“Residents still resist recycling,” The City, May 24 Recycling in S.F. isn't…

People walk past recycling bins along Sutter Street on May 23, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA fare evasion supervisor Lawrence Nichol checks proof of payment on a train. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Outrage and compassion toward Muni fare inspectors

“Exempt from anti-quota law, Muni fare inspectors pressured to issue tickets,” The…

SFMTA fare evasion supervisor Lawrence Nichol checks proof of payment on a train. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)
A Ford GoBike station is seen at Haight and Pierce streets on April 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Good on Breed for challenging the SFMTA

YIMBY-backed Breed intervened to remove bikeshare station on her own block,” On…

A Ford GoBike station is seen at Haight and Pierce streets on April 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenants of a Powell Street apartment building claim their landlord has passed along operational and management costs to tenants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Tenants wrong about landlord obligations

“Supervisors work to stop S.F. landlords from passing management costs on to…

Tenants of a Powell Street apartment building claim their landlord has passed along operational and management costs to tenants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong, pictured in May 2016, issued a public apology last month for his “comments about Zionists and whether or not they are welcomed” at the university. (Yesica Prado/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Letters: SF State president still doesn’t get it

“S.F. State president apologizes for comments about Zionists,” The City, Feb. 28…

San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong, pictured in May 2016, issued a public apology last month for his “comments about Zionists and whether or not they are welcomed” at the university. (Yesica Prado/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson, left, and San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation founder Sonja Trauss are both running to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors. (Left: Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner; right: Courtesy Sonja Trauss)

Letters: Why leave out Sonja Trauss from District 6 discussion?

“Former Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson launches District 6 supervisor campaign,” On Guard,…

Former Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson, left, and San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation founder Sonja Trauss are both running to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors. (Left: Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner; right: Courtesy Sonja Trauss)

Letters: Historic movies must be considered with context

“Sexual harassment in the movies: When ‘no’ meant ‘maybe’,” Sally Stephens, Jan.…

A 100 percent affordable housing development is planned for the site of the McDonald’s restaurant on Stanyan Street in the Haight. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: ‘Personal character’ goes much deeper than the height of a building

“Haight neighbors claim 100 percent affordable housing project at McDonald’s is too…

A 100 percent affordable housing development is planned for the site of the McDonald’s restaurant on Stanyan Street in the Haight. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Disabled parking spaces are seen at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles in February. (Michael Gordon/Shutterstock)

Letters: ADA reform would curb ‘drive-by’ lawsuits

“The Americans with Disabilities Act is under attack,” In My View, Dec.…

Disabled parking spaces are seen at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles in February. (Michael Gordon/Shutterstock)
The Music Concourse is seen from above in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Oct. 24, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Dialogue necessary in proposed Golden Gate Park road closures

“De Young Museum tries to slam brakes on making Golden Gate Park…

The Music Concourse is seen from above in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Oct. 24, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Students walk past J. Paul Leonard Library on the San Francisco State University campus on March 27, 2017. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Letters: People fighting anti-Semitism at SF State deserve support

“Unfounded charges of anti-Semitism at SF State protect no one,” In My…

Students walk past J. Paul Leonard Library on the San Francisco State University campus on March 27, 2017. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Pacific Rod and Gun Club is seen from the shores of Lake Merced in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Gun club cleanup part of commercialization effort

“Cost hits $18M to clean up former Lake Merced gun club site,”…

The Pacific Rod and Gun Club is seen from the shores of Lake Merced in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee’s directive to create 5,000 new homes each year for the next 20 years leaves a few key needs out of the equation. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Infrastructure absent from home creation formula

“Why San Francisco needs to build 5,000 homes annually for 20 years,”…

Mayor Ed Lee’s directive to create 5,000 new homes each year for the next 20 years leaves a few key needs out of the equation. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
More than 50 percent of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s fleet is largely powered by greenhouse gas-free Hetch Hetchy hydropower. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Focus should be on making Muni service better

“As other cities lead electric charge, San Francisco expands diesel fleet,” Green…

More than 50 percent of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s fleet is largely powered by greenhouse gas-free Hetch Hetchy hydropower. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
One of Muni’s “Arctic Coach” series buses, circa 1970-80. (Courtesy SFMTA photo archives)

Letters: Muni’s two-operator model made plenty of sense

“Muni buses still rolling, 100 years later,” The City, Sept. 8 Muni’s…

One of Muni’s “Arctic Coach” series buses, circa 1970-80. (Courtesy SFMTA photo archives)
A Lyft driver parks near the Lyft Service Hub in the Potrero Hill neighborhood in April 19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: Less affluent residents need transit options

“Which neighborhoods in SF use Uber and Lyft the least?” The City,…

A Lyft driver parks near the Lyft Service Hub in the Potrero Hill neighborhood in April 19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The proposed site of the One Oak project is located on the corner of South Van Ness Avenue and Market Street in San Francisco. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Letters: One Oak project is another planning debacle in the making

“One Oak vote could set precedent for ride-hail data in planning decisions,”…

The proposed site of the One Oak project is located on the corner of South Van Ness Avenue and Market Street in San Francisco. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)