Sally Stephens

The day the Sun almost caused World War III

People have only recently learned about an incident in the 1960s when…

WoofieLeaks docs raise legal issues about National Park Service

Our democracy only works when government treats its citizens equally and fairly.…

Universe a little darker without Vera Rubin

The end of a dark year got worse with news that a…

The reason so many hate government

I used to think the National Park Service was a great institution.…

Stopping San Francisco’s biggest land grab

When the first Spanish explorers came to San Francisco, they weren’t impressed.…

On elections and despair

I’ve been on the losing side of presidential elections before, but I’ve…

A good, decent man for supervisor

I turned 18 the first year that 18-year-olds were allowed to vote.…

A dishonest way to raise taxes

It shouldn’t be easy to raise taxes. Over the past 40 years,…

Skill, teamwork and the quest for perfection

For the last few days, you’ve likely heard the roar of jet…

A lazy way to govern

In 43 days, San Franciscans will face a ballot with 25 local…

Finding community among the nerds

Doctor Who, Princess Leia and Kylo Ren missed Burning Man last weekend.…

A shady story in San Francisco

Did you know San Francisco originally didn’t have hardly any trees? The…

A tale of two voters

For more than 10 years, my garage served as a precinct polling…

Sowing discord, one block at a time

If you really want to get a neighborhood riled up, bring up…

The worst of times?

It’s easy to think we’re in the worst of times. Racism, terrorism,…

‘America’s best idea’ is rotting from the top

The National Park Service has been around for 100 years. In that…

Have we really come a long way, baby?

In some ways, women have made huge strides in the last few…

This blank check is not a good idea

Everybody loves parks. In a densely packed city like San Francisco, our…

The worst kind of neighbor

What does it mean to be a good neighbor in a dense…

Dealing with a sudden loss

It’s always hard to deal with death. But when it comes suddenly…