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The raid on a journalist’s home is San Francisco’s disgrace — and it has only gotten worse

San Francisco’s crackdown on a journalist in an effort to uncover his…

Just another Wednesday night in San Francisco

Given the opportunity for a do over, I never would have worked last Wednesday.

Why so many SF storefronts are empty

A couple weeks ago I found myself with a little bit of extra time to kill in North Beach.

Gilmore Girls and what’s needed for the growing numbers of single mothers

Policymakers must find a way to provide better support for families of all types

JUUL files ballot measure to block vape ban

Backed by tobacco giant Phillip Morris, company pushing initiative to protect e-cigarette sales

How to get off the path toward mass extinction

The same day that another dead gray whale was found on Ocean Beach last week, news that onemillion plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction made international headlines.

Peaceful warrior: Artist creates his own reality

“To any artist, the light is important,” said printmaker and painter, Calixto Robles.

As SF seeks vape ban, JUUL- drops money into small merchants gala

It’s that time again folks. Check your calendars, ignore your mailboxes.

Seeking a temple of the familiar

There for a while I seriously questioned my decision to leave National to drive for Yellow.

Make your mother proud: Help Free Black Mamas

For the past couple years I’ve been doing something extra special for my mom on Mother’s Day.

Plan for wireless antenna draws neighborhood opposition

Neighbors in Lower Pacific Heights are banding together to fight a small project on Baker and Pine streets.

Angela Alioto’s house egged after former mayoral candidate uses N-word

Former mayoral runner Angela Alioto’s Pacific Heights home was egged Sunday morning…

Angela Alioto’s use of racial epithet at Democratic Party board prompts calls for her removal

Black city workers attending an April Democratic Party meeting, who were asking…

The politics of beauty

The uglier national politics get, some seek solace in local matters.

Like it or not, transit-only lane coming to West Portal

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants to put a transit-only lane on one block of West Portal to speed up Muni trains.

From ‘nic-sicking’ to social media pressure — SF kids talk vaping dangers

Supervisor Shamann Walton seeks vape cartridge ban to protect San Francisco children from nicotine.

Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census: A legitimate fear

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday about the Census Bureau’s…

Back on the road, but it’s a rocky one

My first day back in a cab after a month long sabbatical transpired with more than a few bumps in the road.

The hypocrisy of the Embarcadero Navigation Center opponents

By now you’ve most likely heard about the drama on the Embarcadero.

Regenerative funds invest in environmental health

Recently, researchers at the UC San Francisco and Berkeley compared pesticide levels in the bodies of American families.