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Peaceful warrior: Artist creates his own reality

“To any artist, the light is important,” said printmaker and painter, Calixto Robles.

As SF seeks vape ban, JUUL- drops money into small merchants gala

It’s that time again folks. Check your calendars, ignore your mailboxes.

Seeking a temple of the familiar

There for a while I seriously questioned my decision to leave National to drive for Yellow.

Make your mother proud: Help Free Black Mamas

For the past couple years I’ve been doing something extra special for my mom on Mother’s Day.

Plan for wireless antenna draws neighborhood opposition

Neighbors in Lower Pacific Heights are banding together to fight a small project on Baker and Pine streets.

Angela Alioto’s house egged after former mayoral candidate uses N-word

Former mayoral runner Angela Alioto’s Pacific Heights home was egged Sunday morning…

Angela Alioto’s use of racial epithet at Democratic Party board prompts calls for her removal

Black city workers attending an April Democratic Party meeting, who were asking…

The politics of beauty

The uglier national politics get, some seek solace in local matters.

Like it or not, transit-only lane coming to West Portal

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants to put a transit-only lane on one block of West Portal to speed up Muni trains.

From ‘nic-sicking’ to social media pressure — SF kids talk vaping dangers

Supervisor Shamann Walton seeks vape cartridge ban to protect San Francisco children from nicotine.

Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census: A legitimate fear

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday about the Census Bureau’s…

Back on the road, but it’s a rocky one

My first day back in a cab after a month long sabbatical transpired with more than a few bumps in the road.

The hypocrisy of the Embarcadero Navigation Center opponents

By now you’ve most likely heard about the drama on the Embarcadero.

Regenerative funds invest in environmental health

Recently, researchers at the UC San Francisco and Berkeley compared pesticide levels in the bodies of American families.

An adventurer in the stream of life

Barbara Klutinis has lived her life seeking adventure.

Taking a break from behind the wheel

I never really wanted to drive a car.

Making ‘Auntie Rose’ proud: Breed swears-in Chinese commissioners

Also: Dennis Richards has a few caveats he would like to share

When the city you love does not love you back

Back in 2011 I had a travel TV show on IFC that I’d created and hosted called Young, Broke, and Beautiful.

A public bank is good for the planet

The days around Earth Day are always full of environmental announcements.

Explaining California’s sudden humpback entanglement surge

Every year, humpback whales make their annual trek to feed in the cold, nutrient-rich waters off the coast of California.

  • Apr 21, 2019