Sally Stephens

Glen Park GoBike station could add congestion to an already chaotic intersection

An intersection in the Glen Park neighborhood has become the poster child…

New Mars lander will help answer deep questions

Last Monday, after an almost seven-month-long, 300-million-mile journey from Earth, the InSight…

Badasses’ and basketball players have brought good news in tumultuous year for women

This has been a tumultuous year for women. The Supreme Court Justice…

Finding reasons to be less afraid

Last week I went to a friend’s house. Everyone there had lived…

Let’s ensure that money to end homelessness will actually help

San Francisco has a major problem with homelessness. The human cost is…

Did astronomers just find Spock’s home planet Vulcan?

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, the pointy-eared, highly logical alien who served on…

Who’s in charge at Lake Merced?

Lake Merced is a recreational and natural wonder in the southwest corner…

Are Green Benefit Districts really worth the money?

A new City program — Green Benefit Districts — may not be…

Remembering the Queen of Soul

I grew up about an hour south of Detroit in Toledo, Ohio.…

Lincoln’s words can still save our country’s soul

As our national political discourse has coarsened in recent years, some have…

Why spray any toxic herbicides in city parks?

San Francisco prides itself on leading the way with the environment. But…

How do you measure a life?

One of the most moving parts of this year’s Tony Awards telecast…

‘Soft Power’ – the musical and the foreign policy

I saw “Soft Power” at the Curran theater last week. The play…

To all the fathers who encouraged us

Here’s to all the dads out there on this Father’s Day, and…

Mayoral musings: Election Day uncertainty looms

I’ve been more conflicted about the June 5 mayoral race than any…

Noe Valley businesses unite to block prospective pet shop

In 2014, the Board of Supervisors passed legislation to make it harder…

Plant some trees, cut down a lot more

With great fanfare, Mayor Mark Farrell announced at an Earth Day breakfast…

Boston Marathon a win for good sportsmanship

For those competing in last week’s Boston Marathon, the race was even…

Overheated rhetoric won’t win the housing debate

Housing density is a big deal in San Francisco. Emotions run high…

A picture worth a thousand bad words

A photo that accompanied a column in a neighborhood newspaper proved controversial…