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‘Tough love’ continues to be an excuse for criminalizing homelessness

Mayor Breed needs to acknowledge the suffering caused by city sweeps

SF Lives: Divorcing San Francisco

“This is a town that thrived on being eclectic. I don’t think we can recover,”

SF Pride membership votes to ban Google from parade. Will the board listen?

San Francisco Pride’s membership voted Wednesday night to kick Google out of…

Is San Francisco a friendly city?

I’d forgotten that people are hella friendly once you get outside San Francisco.

Mayor swaps an Alioto for a Feinstein on the Fire Commission

In dynastic fashion, one mayoral descendent is replacing another on a city commission.

Supervisor Sandra Fewer won’t run for re-election

Well, there it is. After four years of fighting for the Richmond…

There’s more to vacant homes in SF than meets the eye

San Francisco has a tradition of vacant properties

One of The City’s whitest non-private schools approved for expansion amid diversity struggle

School board’s rejection of charter school’s application to open middle school overturned by state

Monster houses don’t belong on SF’s Edgehill Mountain

There are some places in San Francisco where it’s just not safe…

Why the Mindy Kaling-Kamala Harris cooking video lacked spice

Navigating identity politics is never easy

I Drive SF: As far as $53 will take me

I sensed right away that he was on the skids.

Some birds were no-shows in this year’s annual SF count

The loss of our local California Quail is even more concerning given how common they used to be in San Francisco.

A filmmaker finds his home in San Francisco

Dr. Hassan Zee didn’t intend to make San Francisco his home when he immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan

Constructive Criticism: Children’s right to housing should supersede corporate profit

When Dominique Walker and other homeless mothers moved into a vacant home…

Former police union head raising money to recall Fewer — but she may not even be running

Former San Francisco Police Officer Association president Gary Delagnes is known for…

Market Musings: A decade for the record books in Bay Area real estate

San Francisco real estate in 2019 is heady, but it’s not the same Wild West that it was in 2007.

Broke-Ass Stuart: Another year of challenging, entertaining — and sometimes –provoking readers

I’ve been writing this column for almost five years now, which means…

Impeachment and the Republican cult of personality

I was in college during Watergate. When the inquiry began, Republicans leapt to Nixon’s defense.

Hiking: Death Valley offers more than name suggests

Scenes from the first “Star Wars” formed my unappealing mental picture of Death Valley