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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…

SF schools district unfairly discourages students from joining Climate Strike protests

The schools’ decision unfairly impacted young students whose parents couldn’t take them to the protest last week.

JUUL drops $7 million more into pro-vape SF ballot measure

JUUL is setting cash on fire to beat back a vaping ban…

The SF Public Library cleared late fees for 260,000 patrons. I was one of them.

When the San Francisco Public Library said they’d forgive all overdue fees…

How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation

State law gives new protections, but there’s still more to be done

Here we go again – new dog rules in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The GGNRA released a 2019 Superintendent’s Compendium that makes significant changes that appear to implement parts of the ill-fated Dog Management Plan.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence patch things up with leather fair organizers

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and organizers of S.F.’s leather fair have patched things up.

A chaotic week of cab driving

Despite feeling out of synch most of the week, there was also a weird synchronicity at play.

Housing Rights Committee celebrates 40th anniversary

You could say the Housing Rights Committee was born from tenants’ prayers.…

Any plan by Trump to deal with homelessness should scare you

We’ve seen how the Trump Administration deals with human beings it considers “undesirable.”

Language used as a weapon to exclude at U.S. borders

Research found that the asylum seekers came from 28 different countries, and spoke 36 different primary languages.

Compostable containers don’t end up where you think they do

For years, San Franciscans have used compostable plastic containers, cups and cutlery because it’s supposed to be the better environmental choice.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence may pull out of Folsom Street Fair

San Francisco’s iconic Folsom Street Fair could soon see a high-profile departure:…