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SF Lives: Guy the flower man

Selling his bundles of lilies, freesias and peonies on the corner of Noe and 15th Streets for 38 years, Guy Clark has seen San Francisco at its finest and not-so.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a liberal taxi driver

While waiting for the light to change at Fourth and Mission with a fare going to Davies Symphony Hall, a horde of Democrats crosses the street in front of my cab.

Let’s be more patient with those who are not woke

A couple weeks ago my girlfriend Kayla and I were lying in bed trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix.

Today’s kids are working to save the planet

Room 205b at Grattan Elementary School in Ashbury Heights looks like the classrooms I sat in as a kid.

More feral cats could die in San Francisco following policy change

For over 20 years, the San Francisco SPCA and the City’s municipal shelter, Animal Care and Control, pioneered groundbreaking programs to manage feral cats.

There’s always something to say about San Francisco

Venturing into Fisherman’s Wharf while the sun’s still out is a fool’s errand.

Ed Lee: The Man Behind the Mayor

“My dad was a behind-the-scenes guy … when he decided to run, it was one of the greatest decisions he made.”

Which is better: Plastic bag or cotton tote?

Although San Francisco and California have both banned plastic bags, many city stores continue to make the contraband item available.

Shield law should protect all journalists

The morning after the tragic death of Jeff Adachi, I received a call from a well-known local journalist.

The legacy of skateboarder Pablo Ramirez

“Twin Peaks was a place for him to get grounded,” said Loren Michelle, mother of Pablo Ramirez.

When even the Warriors don’t cheer people up

Despite not wanting to set a bad example for my two-year-old by staring at a phone all day on the couch.

Homeless people take to boats in wealthy Marin county

I was on Twitter the other night and came across a tweet by ABC7 anchor and reporter Dion Lim.

How about a ‘real’ napkin with that pizza?

Chowing down on slices at Presidio Pizza on Divisadero and Pine streets can occasionally get messy.

When a benefit for individuals is bad for society

I live on a quiet street in a neighborhood of single-family homes…

The raid on a journalist’s home is San Francisco’s disgrace — and it has only gotten worse

San Francisco’s crackdown on a journalist in an effort to uncover his…

Just another Wednesday night in San Francisco

Given the opportunity for a do over, I never would have worked last Wednesday.

Why so many SF storefronts are empty

A couple weeks ago I found myself with a little bit of extra time to kill in North Beach.

Gilmore Girls and what’s needed for the growing numbers of single mothers

Policymakers must find a way to provide better support for families of all types

JUUL files ballot measure to block vape ban

Backed by tobacco giant Phillip Morris, company pushing initiative to protect e-cigarette sales

How to get off the path toward mass extinction

The same day that another dead gray whale was found on Ocean Beach last week, news that onemillion plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction made international headlines.