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Kathy Peck spares musicians and their fans from hearing loss

Kathy Peck is a Texan who arrived here just in time to be among the first wave of ‘70s punk musicians

How sea anemones feel the pinch of climate change

The climate crisis throws many things into disarray — in tidepools, a tiny yet crucial relationship is strained.

Chase carmageddon avoided, but what about SFO?

Down at SFO, they were closing one of the three runways for 20 days to make repairs.

A letter to the Florida mayor who trashed our fine city of San Francisco

The mayor of tiny Vero Beach, Florida wrote a letter, on official letterhead, lambasting San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors.

Is reuseable ware in the future of takeout food?

A new business will offer restaurants and food trucks reusable stainless steel containers to replace disposable foodware starting in October.

Hurricane brought out the good in people who helped after the devastation

Chella Phillips runs a refuge for stray and abandoned dogs in Nassau in the Bahamas.

What happens when union organizing crosses the line?

So what happens when union organizing crosses the line? And by “the…

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

The films are about resiliency, hope, and overcoming loneliness.

Tourists arrive in “San Fran” with some foggy notions

Some people come to the The City with more preconceived ideas than changes of clothes.

Hiero Day is the best parts of the Bay wrapped into one event

The best part of Labor Day Weekend isn’t the Burning Man Rapture anyway, it’s Hiero Day.

Hacking male-dominated environmental solutions

Numerous studies have highlighted differences between male and female responses to climate change.

Former SFPD chief returns to political limelight to campaign for Suzy Loftus

Greg Suhr was forced to resign after continuing controversy over police shootings

SF Lives: Carrying the torch for his Latino ancestors

“These celebrations reaffirm that our existence matters, that our language matters that our culture is worth celebrating.”

Dean Preston’s campaign manager draws fire for flipping SF Democratic Party ‘the bird’

One, solitary finger has some San Francisco Democrats flipping out. Jen Snyder,…

Feinstein quietly comes out against JUUL-backed vaping ballot measure

There was no fanfare, no press release, no fiery-denunciation. But with a…

Chase Center: A giant roomba that is still a bad idea

Given this incredible propensity for screwing up huge projects, none of us should be surprised that The City went ahead with this absurdly placed arena.

Don’t blame today’s taxi drivers for the past

Back in the day, cab drivers were rude, refused to take people to the Avenues, and rarely showed up on time.

The Trump administration blow to wild salmon

The ESA’s successes could be even greater if it wasn’t repeatedly stymied by a small group of special interests.

The real political fight in Chinatown

The showdown over the naming of Chinatown Rose Pak Station put Chinatown’s…