News Columnists

Is San Francisco racist?

Let’s face the reality of explicit racial bias and safety inequity

The jury has spoken. Will anyone listen?

The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report did not shy away from controversial questions like counter-terrorism and pensions.

Anti-corporate candidate runs for SF Pride Board

LGBTQ progressives are preparing to tear down San Francisco Pride’s corporate rainbows.…

When it’s time for a change in the game

I used to loathe the idea of waiting almost two hours or more for a fare, but over the past few weeks, the SFO holding lots have become a sanctuary from the madness.

What history can teach us about defeating fascism today

Beyond being a great historical tale about beating fascism, the story of the Battle of Cable Street has many important parallels to today.

Can tasks really be shared equally in a family?

The collective peace of a family depends on each individual’s happiness quotient within the unit.

The booms and busts in the population of anchovies

California anchovies are almost exclusively sold abroad as food for fish farms and bait for tuna.

Can an endangered plant help wildlife escape rising seas?

On a recent sunny day, we pounded large wooden branches into the sand and mud next to newly planted shrubs at a salt marsh in the north San Francisco Bay.

  • Jul 20, 2019

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant: A place of friendship

“It’s a beautiful country but I don’t think I’m going to stay here forever,” Tommy Bermejo wrote in a letter from the United States to his wife.

Escaping traffic woes at SFO

In San Francisco, it’s always open season on taxicabs.

Trump Jr. fundraises for president at Nob Hill party for SF Republicans

Prominent San Francisco Republicans hosted Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News…

Meal planning can help reduce food waste

More data, research needed to help city, residents make more efficient use of resources

Two good animal organizations are losing community support over feral cat policy changes

At a recent meeting of the San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare…

You know my name?

A new bill could change the way San Francisco candidates court Chinese speaking voters

Banging my head against a taxi shift

There was something in the air last week, and not just the glow of fireworks pulsating through the dense fog

Faint lights flickering in the fog

Celebrating Fourth of July in San Francisco

Punjabi Indians are increasingly crossing borders to seek asylum in the U.S.

In 2019 there have been over 7,000 Indians in deportation proceedings in courts across the nation.

A Love Supreme: Coltrane Church celebrates 50 years

‘I don’t believe this community could’ve manifested in any place other than San Francisco. We belong to San Francisco,’ said Archbishop Franzo W. King, co-founder of the Church of St. John Coltrane.

What’s Pride got to do with it?

‘Does that make me jaded?’ asks the guy in the back of my taxi

If you support the detention camps, you’re a bad person

Driving down Interstate 10 toward the hotel I could see the border…