News Columnists

Despite our losses, it’s what we’ve gained from the pandemic that matters

Quarantine is almost starting to feel like normal life, until I remember how unnormal it actually is.

Immigrants working in health care bring a culture of caring

In early December last year, my mother fell and sustained multiple injuries…

Market Musings: Are buyers purchasing homes through ‘virtual” open houses?

Some agents tell me the market is at a standstill; others say they’re moving properties

Homeless San Franciscans have always faced a public health crisis

One in 10 of San Francisco’s COVID-19 patients is housing- insecure

SF struggles to help COVID-positive tenants living in group settings

Nonprofits running SROs are experiencing frustrating miscommunications with the San Francisco Department of Public Health

I Drive SF: How I became a self loathing pandemic hoarder

Standing in line outside Trader Joe’s with 50 other people, I begin to question my resolve.

Hundreds of SF city workers take on ‘emergency’ roles

Librarians, election office employees do double duty during pandemic

Green Space: Ways to stay environmentally conscious during the pandemic

Protecting public health can seem more important than reducing plastic these days.

Loyal customers help keep San Francisco community pet store open

The thought of closing Cal’s doors in the face of the epidemic never occurred to Principe

San Francisco may create city-monitored homeless tent encampments to slow COVID-19

Mayor London Breed revealed an “outbreak” of COVID-19 at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter

How are you staying sane in quarantine?

Movies and TV shows didn’t prepare me for how boring the apocalypse would be.

In Brown Type: Don’t leave immigrants and communities of color behind

Despite our continued investment in cutting edge technology and science, we don’t quite know why this virus has such diverse effects on the human body

Market Musings: Mortage forbearance has arrived, but how will real estate bear the upcoming months?

Not panicking is not the same as hiding your head in the sand; it’s admitting the rough road ahead.

Sally Stephens: Feeling the impact of spending every day alone

All my initial resolutions to do this and that and stay busy during the enforced isolation didn’t even last two days.

Treasure Island hungry for food delivery options

Apps don’t serve neighborhood’s residents

Constructive Criticism: Tenants, it’s time to get organized

The scanty relief politicians have offered shows we can’t rely on legislation to solve our problems

I Drive SF: The luxury of being bored

It goes without saying that the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions: fear, isolation and the uncertainty of when/if things will ever be normal again

San Francisco’s sea stars are making a comeback

Healthy spaces for non-humans require more than sheltering in place

Tony Robles: Return of the People’s Poet

Last summer, Tony Robles packed out of Frisco and hopped an eastbound train for North Carolina

Chinatown SRO tenants fear close quarters will spread coronavirus

Shared kitchens, bathrooms make it difficult to avoid contagion