News Columnists

An adventurer in the stream of life

Barbara Klutinis has lived her life seeking adventure.

Taking a break from behind the wheel

I never really wanted to drive a car.

Making ‘Auntie Rose’ proud: Breed swears-in Chinese commissioners

Also: Dennis Richards has a few caveats he would like to share

When the city you love does not love you back

Back in 2011 I had a travel TV show on IFC that I’d created and hosted called Young, Broke, and Beautiful.

A public bank is good for the planet

The days around Earth Day are always full of environmental announcements.

Explaining California’s sudden humpback entanglement surge

Every year, humpback whales make their annual trek to feed in the cold, nutrient-rich waters off the coast of California.

  • Apr 21, 2019

Planning Commissioners ready to take on single-family zoning

Debate over Senate Bill 50 might pave the way for increased density

Black hole image brought out a few nasty trolls

The release last week of the first image of a black hole was a triumph for science, technology, and humanity.

Of 420, Easter and other rites of spring

Late April is one of the most glorious times of the year in the Bay Area.

How to become a taxi driver

One of the major “innovations” Uber and Lyft have unleashed upon the world is a low barrier of entry in recruiting drivers.

Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Erik Kratz and the demography of sports

Even at a time when the nation is divided over the border and sanctuary laws, many of us are united in our enjoyment of sports.

Don’t go overboard on unneeded marijuana packaging rules

This weekend is going to be dope.

Remembering Los Siete and The Mission district’s identity

From the time she was eight years old, Mission-born and raised artist Vero Majano remembers hearing about Los Siete.

On Guard: JUUL hires former dueling campaign consultants, hinting at big-money ballot fight to come over vape ban

Also: Letters from residents show support for waterfront Navigation Center as well as opposition

When passenger safety becomes a casualty of innovation

I’ll never forget my first wasted girl.

Official claims Breed asked her to resign amid debate over closing juvenile hall

Juvenile Probation Commission President Rebecca Woodson said she resigned at mayor’s request

A few words about bar etiquette

For many, bars are sacred spaces. People go to them to make memories, and to forget.

It’s time to reconsider risky plan to eradicate rodents on the Farallones

About 30 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge lie a small group islands known as the Farallones.

Sally Stephens: Of rap and free speech

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon announce whether they will consider overturning the conviction of a young rapper.

Finding out why sea stars are disappearing from the San Francisco coast

Six years ago, if you had poked your head under the water off the California coast, you might have seen vibrant populations of ochre and sunflower sea stars.

  • Apr 7, 2019