Sally Stephens

A near triumph for ignorance

The original House Republican tax bill contained a provision to tax tuition…

The future of East Bay parks

The East Bay Regional Park District, which manages 73 parks in Alameda…

When good health fades

It’s rarely good news when the phone rings early in the morning.…

Rec and Park’s bait-and-switch at McLaren Park

Last Wednesday, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission had the chance…

Dogs really are man’s best friend

When disaster strikes, as it has too often lately, you will find…

A huge win for Bay Area recreation

Going up against the federal government is hard. But, sometimes, when you…

The war that haunts us still

For me, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an emotional place. Walking past…

The spacecraft that showed us amazing things

Ten days ago, the Cassini mission to Saturn ended. NASA had commanded…

My Mother the Car

Back in 1965, there was a sitcom called “My Mother the Car.”…

The remarkable cat that won this dog lover’s heart

We never knew where Miss Kitty came from. But she was looking…

When the Sun suddenly vanishes for a few minutes

One week from tomorrow, the Moon will slide between the Earth and…

AT&T utility boxes nothing more than an eyesore

You’ve seen them in nearly every neighborhood in The City — those…

Red transit-only lanes have no use in West Portal

One size doesn’t always fit all. Most of us know that, but…

SF residents are the only casualties in ‘war on cars’

San Francisco is a transit-first city. Those of us who live here…

Not your father’s action movie

"Wonder Woman” may just be the movie we need right now. This…

Bridging the divide one living room at a time

We are a deeply divided country. And yet, to solve the serious…

How magical thinking helps us feel involved

One of my favorite memories of the Giants’ World Series run in…

A look back at our pale, blue dot

Last month, as it began the final phase of its 13-year exploration…

Avoid repeating the mistakes of our past

Watching “The Great War” documentary on PBS last week, I realized there…

Reawaken your sense of wonder

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a…