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High workload and low pay leave Planning Commission roles out of reach for many

Planning commissioners might just have one of San Francisco’s hardest jobs. The…

Jorge Argueta’s Caravan of Dreams

Over the past decade, Argueta, who is a poet and award-winning children’s author, has been returning to his home country with more frequency and purpose.

You’ve heard of the Clinton Park boulders. Now, meet the Ingleside Pathway blockade

Move over Clinton Park boulders, you’ve got competition. While weeks ago a…

Canoe journey to mark 50th anniversary of Indians occupation of Alcatraz

That strange, cold, memorable night marked the beginning of the 19-month Native American occupation of Alcatraz.

Supervisor candidate accused of evicting tenants, a cardinal San Franciscan sin

She’s talked tough on protecting tenants in The City’s rental crisis, but…

‘Blood money’: Lobbyists, consultants working for Juul may be frozen out of future SF work

San Francisco politics are filled with proverbial smoke-filled rooms of campaign consultants…

Getting a visitor’s perspective of San Francisco

Living in San Francisco can make you jaded and cynical, so hearing the insights of someone who’s seeing this place with fresh eyes is heartening.

I Drive SF: A loss in the taxi community

Over the following days, a pall has hung over the holding lot at SFO where drivers congregate between rides.

Confused about San Francisco’s real estate market? You are not alone

Sometimes it seems that local real estate is the poster child for the term “mixed messages.”

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?

Come out and play

Helping disfranchised communities of color find their place in the sun

Leno blasts District Attorney appointment, will campaign against Loftus

Leno had not endorsed in the race, but expressed disgust at Mayor London Breed’s appointment so close to the election, which he described as a naked power play.

Don’t aggregate Asians into one category in the 2020 Census

A member of the Asian American Coalition for Education has launched a campaign to remove sub-Asian race options in the 2020 census.

I Drive SF: Playing the tipping game

When you deal with lots of cash, someone always wants a piece of the action.

Getting fined for gummed up sidewalks in the Tenderloin

It’s no secret that San Francisco has used the Tenderloin as a containment zone for homelessness and drug use for decades.

Campaign for pro-vaping measure to be suspended after JUUL pulls funding

The campaign for a ballot measure aimed at smoking San Francisco’s vape…

City solution to Clinton Park anti-homeless measures: ‘larger boulders’

Public Works Director: ‘The problem is they were not big enough’

Into the SF urban wild with Lieutenant Ellie Sadler

On the verge of turning into the Bill Murray character in Caddyshack, I finally called the experts.

Driving an early morning shift

Despite the allure of a San Francisco morning, this isn’t how I expected to begin my day.

Nerd Rage! SF candidate nets support from Star Trek actor, tweets Star Wars quote

He’s braved the war-like Klingons, twirled his rapier with glee, and saved…