Sally Stephens

Sally Stephens: Feeling the impact of spending every day alone

All my initial resolutions to do this and that and stay busy during the enforced isolation didn’t even last two days.

Sheltering in place in these days of COVID-19

There’s an unnatural quiet in San Francisco.

Sally Stephens: Waiting for the 11th hour to vote

I have never had so much trouble deciding who to vote for in an election as I had this year.

Making inclusive coaching decisions in major league baseball

Last month, the Giants announced another change – they hired Alyssa Nakken as an assistant coach.

Is it time for San Francisco to start licensing bicycles?

For decades, car owners have funded large portions of the bill for road construction, maintenance, and repair

Don’t confuse exhaustion with lack of political might

2020 San Francisco Women’s March proves inspirational

Monster houses don’t belong on SF’s Edgehill Mountain

There are some places in San Francisco where it’s just not safe…

Impeachment and the Republican cult of personality

I was in college during Watergate. When the inquiry began, Republicans leapt to Nixon’s defense.

Sally Stephens: Why we sued the National Park Service over dog rules

We didn’t want to sue the Park Service.

A letter to San Francisco’s new DA Chesa Boudin

But I worry that you may be less sympathetic to the physical and emotional toll that victims, their families, and their communities endure

‘Doctor Dogs’ a prescription for health and happiness

Alert animals can detect disease, aid people with various medical conditions

Building community one block at a time

We organized our first block party 17 years ago, in early June of 2002.

Re-imagining Stonestown

Owners hosting gatherings to find out how to make mall a ‘place people love over the long-term.’

Why does San Francisco make it so hard to attend city meetings?

Why should we have to pay exorbitant prices just because we want to participate in city government?

Here we go again – new dog rules in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The GGNRA released a 2019 Superintendent’s Compendium that makes significant changes that appear to implement parts of the ill-fated Dog Management Plan.

Hurricane brought out the good in people who helped after the devastation

Chella Phillips runs a refuge for stray and abandoned dogs in Nassau in the Bahamas.

A shameful anniversary that forces America to confront uncomfortable truths

It’s not easy to admit that our nation, which we like to think of as a beacon of liberty and freedom, bears the stains of slavery.

Trying to understand and prevent mass shootings

The Violence Project has created a database of every mass shooting since 1966.

What happens if San Francisco’s power is shut down to prevent wildfires?

Imagine The City with no working traffic lights. Cellphone networks and internet phone lines could fail.

Two good animal organizations are losing community support over feral cat policy changes

At a recent meeting of the San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare…