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Market Musings: A decade for the record books in Bay Area real estate

San Francisco real estate in 2019 is heady, but it’s not the same Wild West that it was in 2007.

Broke-Ass Stuart: Another year of challenging, entertaining — and sometimes –provoking readers

I’ve been writing this column for almost five years now, which means…

Impeachment and the Republican cult of personality

I was in college during Watergate. When the inquiry began, Republicans leapt to Nixon’s defense.

Hiking: Death Valley offers more than name suggests

Scenes from the first “Star Wars” formed my unappealing mental picture of Death Valley

When Google Maps suggests a route, I know that’s the one to avoid

I Drive SF: Practicing the lost art of getting around

Top 10 reasons San Francisco will remember 2019

History books will find this 19th year in the third millennium to be notable on several accounts.

Buy Nothing brings Christmas cheer without the waste

The many happy items, kids, parents and caretakers owe their gratitude to the Facebook group Buy Nothing (SF Families).

Progressive supervisors call for SF planning commissioner to resign

UPDATE Dec. 24, 2019: Since this column published Monday night, Supervisor Hillary…

Fifty stories later, SF Lives revisited

The soul of The City lies in its people

Tenants deserve better than Dennis Richards on the Planning Commission

Dennis Richards should resign from the Planning Commission. Richards made news this…

Is the internet worth the price we pay for having it?

Now that we have over 20 years of connectivity under our belts, it’s worth asking

This rifle-toting Republican is gunning for Scott Wiener’s state senate seat

Hot on the heels of a challenger to incumbent State Senator Scott…

Is December really a bad time to sell your home?

Conventional wisdom goes like this: there are times to list your property and times to sit and wait

Planning commissioner faces potential consequences after public dispute with DBI

Board of Supervisors president fears City Hall fight creates ‘perception of conflict’

Sally Stephens: Why we sued the National Park Service over dog rules

We didn’t want to sue the Park Service.

I Drive SF: A long day’s journey into the night

When I don’t have the cab, getting home to Oakland at night can be a long, arduous journey.

In Brown Type: What our gazes say about how we view homeless people

In this neighborhood, he stood out, and I saw cars slow down as they passed him by.

Finding the capitalist spirit this season, the good kind

Yes, capitalism can feel like a dirty word today.

Big name officials crowd race for tiny Democratic Party board

The San Francisco Democratic Party campaign clown car is rollin’ once again.…

Legal challenge halts SFPD jurisdiction over dog attacks on federal land

Dog owners beware — canine attacks are now consequence-free on federal land…