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While some SF officials back homegrown presidential hopeful Harris, others are feelin’ the Bern

Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris may have developed her career in the…

Why is San Francisco encouraging people to smoke at outdoor events?

In 2005, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban smoking in city parks and other public spaces.

The business of college admissions is geared more toward parents than students

When my twins were in their sophomore year of high school, I recall attending a presentation for parents of high school children by a group of college counselors.

Read this article before you comment on it

I want to invent something that administers a small to medium sized electric shock every time someone comments on an article without reading it.

When getting around is more about being trendy than saving money

You can learn a lot about the current state of transportation in the ad hoc cabstand outside Public Works at 3 a.m.

Youth activists are reminiscent of the young heroes in the Harry Potter stories

Last Friday, about 2,000 San Francisco Bay Area students left school and marched down Market Street.

Mayor Breed appoints first openly LGBT fire chief to lead SFFD

Mayor London Breed has announced her new fire chief, and the decision…

Spanglish Spoken Here: Josiah Luis Alderete and “the great American language”

“I love listening to the kids on Muni after school and hearing Spanglish being spoken,” said poet Josiah Luis Alderete.

Warriors Arena smoke detectors to be installed by 130-year-old company that maintains SF’s historic fire alarms

Structures in San Francisco circa 1889 bear similarities to today, but with…

The loneliness of the late night taxi driver

In the small hours, Howard Street can be the loneliest stretch of…

Advice to you soon-to-be millionaires: Don’t become the people you used to hate

Last week an article came out in The New York Times titled…

Cheers! Anchor Brewing workers vote to approve union

Raise your glasses, San Francisco — Anchor Brewing Company’s workers just voted…

Historic march against Wells Fargo planned for this week

Last weekend, reports of unethical business practices at Wells Fargo surfaced again.…

Mayor Breed appoints first openly LGBT fire chief to lead SFFD

Mayor London Breed has announced her new fire chief, and the decision…

Translation errors leave S.F.’s Chinese community unheard at public meeting on housing

Quick, San Francisco — what neighborhood is called the “Inside the Setting…

How to keep the peace with your neighbors when parking is tight

Street parking is an issue that can easily create conflict among neighbors…

Mayor London Breed’s choice for S.F.’s next fire chief down to three candidates

It’s gettin’ mighty hot in the San Francisco Fire Department, and I’m…

Emergency official who racked up absences during heat wave, power outages, quietly shown the door

When San Francisco experiences an earthquake, a heat wave, major power outages…

Hostile Uber encounters are inevitable when you are outnumbered

Well, it happened again. Seems like no matter how hard I try…

How the Trump tax scam is going to gentrify your neighborhood

With tax season soon approaching there’s been a lot of talk about…