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A surprisingly emotional finale to a Mars mission

No one had expected that an announcement about the end of a…

Watch Sen. Feinstein tell kids ‘you didn’t vote for me’ when they ask her to back the Green New Deal

Oh hey, apparently it’s finger-wag Friday, people. In a video that’s already…

Playing the taxicab hustle pays off with bigger fares

Last Thursday was my first taxi shift in two weeks. After failing…

Even while San Francisco’s economy is booming, people are restless to leave

Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley.…

Broke-Ass City: The best way to beat the devil is to support a union

I was walking through SoMa on Tuesday when I heard what sounded…

There’s nothing natural about natural gas

Two weeks ago, contractors working at the corner of Geary Boulevard and…

An artist wired for humanity

“I love San Francisco,” wire sculptor Kristine Mays laughed, realizing she had…

Newsom taps head of SF cannabis office for state role

San Francisco’s top cannabis official is about to vanish in a puff…

Maybe the tax pain felt by Trump supporters can turn into something good

There was an uproar last week on social media from people receiving…

Uber, Uber, Uber: supervisor candidate spends campaign cash on high-number of ride-hail trips

I’ve read a lot of candidate filings in the last six years…

Inside the secret life of taximeters

“Just so you know,” says the guy in the back of my…

Finding high-tech solutions to the Arctic ice meltdown

Despite cold temperatures and even snow in the Bay Area, climate change…

Father and daughter bridge democratic divide and find good fortune for the Lunar New Year

The pop of firecrackers, the bang of drums and the crunch of…

San Francisco residents deserve equal fire protection after a major earthquake hits

We know there will be fires after the Big One — the…

The shaping of Kamala Harris’ identity

It’s an important moment for Senator Kamala Harris. On Martin Luther King…

A ride for everyone

In a Yellow cab, you really stand out. Besides the distinctive, universally…

Organization helps low-income and temporary workers make it through the rough spots

I love tamales, they’re like little pillowy envelopes of perfection. So when…

Breaking out of the single-family house mold

In 1964, a group of Bay Area architects decided to reject the…

SF supes reach tentative agreement on how to spend $181 million in ‘windfall’ money

By golly, people, we’ve got agreement. Maybe. For weeks now city officials…