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The loneliness of the late night taxi driver

In the small hours, Howard Street can be the loneliest stretch of…

Advice to you soon-to-be millionaires: Don’t become the people you used to hate

Last week an article came out in The New York Times titled…

Cheers! Anchor Brewing workers vote to approve union

Raise your glasses, San Francisco — Anchor Brewing Company’s workers just voted…

Historic march against Wells Fargo planned for this week

Last weekend, reports of unethical business practices at Wells Fargo surfaced again.…

Mayor Breed appoints first openly LGBT fire chief to lead SFFD

Mayor London Breed has announced her new fire chief, and the decision…

Translation errors leave S.F.’s Chinese community unheard at public meeting on housing

Quick, San Francisco — what neighborhood is called the “Inside the Setting…

How to keep the peace with your neighbors when parking is tight

Street parking is an issue that can easily create conflict among neighbors…

Mayor London Breed’s choice for S.F.’s next fire chief down to three candidates

It’s gettin’ mighty hot in the San Francisco Fire Department, and I’m…

Emergency official who racked up absences during heat wave, power outages, quietly shown the door

When San Francisco experiences an earthquake, a heat wave, major power outages…

Hostile Uber encounters are inevitable when you are outnumbered

Well, it happened again. Seems like no matter how hard I try…

How the Trump tax scam is going to gentrify your neighborhood

With tax season soon approaching there’s been a lot of talk about…

Proposal to revoke H-4 work authorizations takes direct hit at working women’s rights

Even at this particular moment with the increased mobilization of women’s rights,…

Gas cars may soon become as obsolete as horse-drawn buggies

Years ago, horse-drawn carriages shuttled San Franciscans up and down our hilly…

Kopp calls it quits, resigning in frustration after two years on Ethics Commission

Ethics Commissioner Quentin Kopp has had enough. He’s resigning the Ethics Commission…

Altered history: A new suit for an old Emperor

“There’s this image of him as a harrumphing loveable kook in a…

SF official calls for investigation into DoorDash for taking tips from delivery workers

One San Francisco official is looking to slam the door on DoorDash’s…

Supervisors go on record denouncing homeless sweeps

Door by door, politician by politician, democratic socialists and homeless advocates grilled…

Stuck inside a taxi with the winter blues again

February is a bust. I only worked three shifts this month. Which…

Enjoying the weirdness of San Francisco that remains

The instructions were to meet some “distributors of magic” at the corner…

San Francisco Giants ahead of the game in leaving fossil fuels behind

The San Francisco Giants are in the lead; at least, when it…