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Vallie Brown tops progressive challenger in District 5 supervisor campaign fundraising

New filings show Dean Preston drawing more donations from outside district

Missing the days when a writer could just be a writer

Sometimes it’s easy to do this: Sit down in front of a…

Working SFO: The long and short of it

Getting a long, profitable ride is such an anomaly, expecting more than straight meter and a tip seems kind of predatory.

Homelessness grows on SF’s sleepy west side

Ah, The Avenues. San Francisco’s sleepy suburbs, where you can’t walk two…

Researchers set out to map San Francisco’s past

Researchers plan to virtually re-construct the ecology and hydrology of San Francisco pre-European contact

‘How can you live with yourself?’ — SF official confronts Sen. Ted Cruz on detention centers

San Francisco politicians angrily spout off about President Donald Trump and Republicans…

Secrets, struggles and cameos in ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’

OK San Francisco, I’ve waited — impatiently, expectantly — two months since…

What happens if San Francisco’s power is shut down to prevent wildfires?

Imagine The City with no working traffic lights. Cellphone networks and internet phone lines could fail.

Is San Francisco racist?

Let’s face the reality of explicit racial bias and safety inequity

The jury has spoken. Will anyone listen?

The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report did not shy away from controversial questions like counter-terrorism and pensions.

Anti-corporate candidate runs for SF Pride Board

LGBTQ progressives are preparing to tear down San Francisco Pride’s corporate rainbows.…

When it’s time for a change in the game

I used to loathe the idea of waiting almost two hours or more for a fare, but over the past few weeks, the SFO holding lots have become a sanctuary from the madness.

What history can teach us about defeating fascism today

Beyond being a great historical tale about beating fascism, the story of the Battle of Cable Street has many important parallels to today.

Can tasks really be shared equally in a family?

The collective peace of a family depends on each individual’s happiness quotient within the unit.

The booms and busts in the population of anchovies

California anchovies are almost exclusively sold abroad as food for fish farms and bait for tuna.

Can an endangered plant help wildlife escape rising seas?

On a recent sunny day, we pounded large wooden branches into the sand and mud next to newly planted shrubs at a salt marsh in the north San Francisco Bay.

  • Jul 20, 2019

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant: A place of friendship

“It’s a beautiful country but I don’t think I’m going to stay here forever,” Tommy Bermejo wrote in a letter from the United States to his wife.

Escaping traffic woes at SFO

In San Francisco, it’s always open season on taxicabs.

Trump Jr. fundraises for president at Nob Hill party for SF Republicans

Prominent San Francisco Republicans hosted Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News…

Meal planning can help reduce food waste

More data, research needed to help city, residents make more efficient use of resources