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Advocates call for SFPD to apologize for past attacks on gay community — and this weekend’s arrests as well

Pressure from Harvey Milk Democratic Club follows last month’s apology by NYPD for Stonewall Riots

Appreciating the rocket that first brought humans to the moon

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon.

Man who poured water on homeless woman appears to out himself on Facebook

Don Soker has apparently identified himself as the “soaker,” in an angry tirade on Facebook

Confessions from the back seat of a taxi

I’m rolling steady. One ride after another.

Estimate of a 2020 census undercount is growing

Census advocates in California and elsewhere are working to remediate the atmosphere of fear and suspicion.

Local LGBTQ leaders back Googlers’ call to kick company out of parade

Employees critical of failure to address bigotry on YouTube

As summer starts, San Francisco’s job market is heating up.

City’s zero waste efforts produce jobs

‘The Gazelle of San Quentin’

Seven years into a life sentence, Markelle Taylor was 36 and realized continued survival at San Quentin State Prison would require some spiritual help.

From Miles to Melville: The scene at Glen Park’s Bird & Beckett

“The store exists because of the largesse of people who support it,” said Eric Whittington, proprietor of Glen Park’s Bird & Beckett’s Books and Records.

Man tapped to lead SF emergency department arrested in Stockton for spousal abuse

San Francisco’s newest top emergency official was arrested in Stockton, CA on…

Mayor Breed’s teacher housing plan lacks key supporters — teachers

The Mayor’s Office turned in paperwork to the Department of Elections for a major teacher housing ballot initiative.

Taking a day to let San Francisco wash over us

It’s not often that I wake up with nothing on my agenda.

The angst of the taximeter

The Central Freeway is like a noose.

Don’t rubberstamp Verizon wireless antenna proposal

Last week’s hearing at the San Francisco Board of Appeals was reminiscent of the mythical battle between David and Goliath.

Rec and Park bypasses community before changing dog park hours

One of the foundations of our government is the idea that the public gets to weigh in on policy matters.

SF supervisor candidate Dean Preston to ‘rogue’ landlords: ‘We should run you out of town’

Sometimes two political candidates are so similar, it’s a toss-up. Why even…

Playing the airport taxi game

I’ve never been much of an airport player. I prefer to work The City.

How chasing dragonflies relates to Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal

During summer holidays, my brother and I would come home from our respective Catholic boarding schools and spend lazy days reading and exploring.

San Franciscans cannot take the heat

As I write this I’m sitting in a hotel lobby in Downtown San Francisco simply because they have air conditioning.

Trees are necessary for San Francisco’s future

Earlier this week, San Franciscans had the rare opportunity to leave their light sweaters at home and take their shorts out for a spin.