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If you're visiting San Francisco for Super Bowl 50, there's a few things you should know about the city you've been staying in. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

A welcome letter to Super Bowl visitors in San Francisco

Dear Super Bowl visitors, If you are visiting San Francisco for the…

If you're visiting San Francisco for Super Bowl 50, there's a few things you should know about the city you've been staying in. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Selfie sticks, or any other technology, allows people to continue being themselves — only more so. (Sergei Chuzavkov/AP)

Disrupting disruption

When I was a kid, my grandparents rented a vacation home on…

Selfie sticks, or any other technology, allows people to continue being themselves — only more so. (Sergei Chuzavkov/AP)
Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on May 8, 2015, asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and market-rate housing development in the Mission district. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Latinos to decide who to be pawns of

San Francisco’s working-class Latinos have a veritable catch 22 before them: Do…

Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on May 8, 2015, asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and market-rate housing development in the Mission district. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
People shouldn't feel threatened when others don't participate in Christmas — or any other holidays. (Courtesy photo)

The Cranky Jew holiday report

Merry Christmas (two days ago)! Happy Hanukkah (a few weeks ago)! Happy…

People shouldn't feel threatened when others don't participate in Christmas — or any other holidays. (Courtesy photo)
There's a lot of talk on the Internet that Donald Trump is the next Adolf Hitler. If that's true, then most of us are Nazis. (AP, Charles Krupa/AP)

Most of us are Nazis

My Facebook feed lately is evenly split between Donald Trump, the police…

There's a lot of talk on the Internet that Donald Trump is the next Adolf Hitler. If that's true, then most of us are Nazis. (AP, Charles Krupa/AP)
Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Nerding Out on the Affordable Housing Bonus Program

For nerds like me, who love how technicalities buried on page 43…

Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Aaron Peskin scored a progressive victory in his run for District 3 supervisor, but the progressives as a whole are going to have to do better if they want to govern The City. (Gabrille Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

District Elections 2016: The Force Awakens

As if on cue, the election results came in and San Francisco’s…

Aaron Peskin scored a progressive victory in his run for District 3 supervisor, but the progressives as a whole are going to have to do better if they want to govern The City. (Gabrille Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Elections in odd-numbered years, when there aren't any major national races, have historically low voter turnout. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)

Analyzing possible outcome of elections

This election is probably already decided by absentee ballots. Everyone knows this,…

Elections in odd-numbered years, when there aren't any major national races, have historically low voter turnout. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)
Airbnb is lobbying hard to defeat Prop. F in November because it doesn't want to comply with reasonable regulations. (Reed Saxon/AP)

Airbnb breaking the bank to kill Prop. F

For a firm whose business was illegal for six out of seven…

Airbnb is lobbying hard to defeat Prop. F in November because it doesn't want to comply with reasonable regulations. (Reed Saxon/AP)

Seeking a cure for premature capitulation

A medical affliction plagues the Bay Area. It’s hobbled the mayors of…

What is a “left of left firebrand” anyway?

What is a “left of left firebrand” anyway?

If my fellow Examiner columnist Joel Engardio wants to pen anti-union propaganda…

What is a “left of left firebrand” anyway?
Progressives protesting against building in the Mission are not protesting density. They're protesting displacement. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Density or displacement, for dummies

Proposition I, the temporary moratorium on berserker market-rate housing in the Mission,…

Progressives protesting against building in the Mission are not protesting density. They're protesting displacement. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
California legislated its history standards in 1995 under Gov. Pete Wilson. These standards have no been revised since 1998. (Richaed Vogel/2010 AP)

History is written by hacks

School resumed in San Francisco last week. Students, schools and teachers are…

California legislated its history standards in 1995 under Gov. Pete Wilson. These standards have no been revised since 1998. (Richaed Vogel/2010 AP)
A Plannin gCommission meeting is streamed on SFGovTV. David lee's Sunshine and Open Government Act calls for live-streaming on board and commission meetings. (Courtesy SFGovTV)

Prop E is a solution looking for a problem

Just when nothing cynical and disingenuous had besotted San Francisco politics lately,…

A Plannin gCommission meeting is streamed on SFGovTV. David lee's Sunshine and Open Government Act calls for live-streaming on board and commission meetings. (Courtesy SFGovTV)
The Cuban flag waves over the country's new embassy in Washington. The U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations July 20. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Welcome to a new world of U.S., Cuba relations

On July 20, the U.S. and Cuba reopened embassies in each other’s…

The Cuban flag waves over the country's new embassy in Washington. The U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations July 20. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Go see comedian Nato Green — or anyone else — perform live and support the comedy community. But if you don’t see it live, don’t write about it for the Chronicle.

Peter Hartlaub is a chump

The founding publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, Charles de Young, shot…

Go see comedian Nato Green — or anyone else — perform live and support the comedy community. But if you don’t see it live, don’t write about it for the Chronicle.
Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner File Photo

Schools are doomed without resources

Another school year has ended, which wraps another year of people pretending…

Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner File Photo