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Two good animal organizations are losing community support over feral cat policy changes

At a recent meeting of the San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare…

You know my name?

A new bill could change the way San Francisco candidates court Chinese speaking voters

Banging my head against a taxi shift

There was something in the air last week, and not just the glow of fireworks pulsating through the dense fog

Faint lights flickering in the fog

Celebrating Fourth of July in San Francisco

Punjabi Indians are increasingly crossing borders to seek asylum in the U.S.

In 2019 there have been over 7,000 Indians in deportation proceedings in courts across the nation.

A Love Supreme: Coltrane Church celebrates 50 years

‘I don’t believe this community could’ve manifested in any place other than San Francisco. We belong to San Francisco,’ said Archbishop Franzo W. King, co-founder of the Church of St. John Coltrane.

What’s Pride got to do with it?

‘Does that make me jaded?’ asks the guy in the back of my taxi

If you support the detention camps, you’re a bad person

Driving down Interstate 10 toward the hotel I could see the border…

Advocates call for SFPD to apologize for past attacks on gay community — and this weekend’s arrests as well

Pressure from Harvey Milk Democratic Club follows last month’s apology by NYPD for Stonewall Riots

Appreciating the rocket that first brought humans to the moon

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon.

Man who poured water on homeless woman appears to out himself on Facebook

Don Soker has apparently identified himself as the “soaker,” in an angry tirade on Facebook

Confessions from the back seat of a taxi

I’m rolling steady. One ride after another.

Estimate of a 2020 census undercount is growing

Census advocates in California and elsewhere are working to remediate the atmosphere of fear and suspicion.

Local LGBTQ leaders back Googlers’ call to kick company out of parade

Employees critical of failure to address bigotry on YouTube

As summer starts, San Francisco’s job market is heating up.

City’s zero waste efforts produce jobs

‘The Gazelle of San Quentin’

Seven years into a life sentence, Markelle Taylor was 36 and realized continued survival at San Quentin State Prison would require some spiritual help.

From Miles to Melville: The scene at Glen Park’s Bird & Beckett

“The store exists because of the largesse of people who support it,” said Eric Whittington, proprietor of Glen Park’s Bird & Beckett’s Books and Records.

Man tapped to lead SF emergency department arrested in Stockton for spousal abuse

San Francisco’s newest top emergency official was arrested in Stockton, CA on…

Mayor Breed’s teacher housing plan lacks key supporters — teachers

The Mayor’s Office turned in paperwork to the Department of Elections for a major teacher housing ballot initiative.

Taking a day to let San Francisco wash over us

It’s not often that I wake up with nothing on my agenda.