Opinion

Senate Bill 1085 threatens San Francisco’s mandate to build affordable housing

By Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin and Ahsha Safai San Francisco is poised…

SF should not balance its budget on the backs of public workers providing essential services

By Theresa Rutherford San Francisco is reckoning with the impacts of COVID-19,…

Trump’s asylum reforms will deport Bay Area asylum seekers infected by COVID

By Amanda Bhuket While our national attention has been consumed by the…

Planning for education in a pandemic should not be rushed

By Gabriela Lopez There are numerous issues Board of Education candidate Michelle…

The San Francisco Board of Education is failing our children

By Michelle Parker The uncertainties of the upcoming school year are keeping…

An open letter to San Francisco Unified School District leadership

Dear Superintendent Matthews and commissioners of the San Francisco Board of Education,…

Louis’ Diner slips away into memory

By Spring Berlandt What can I say about Louis’ Diner. It was…

SB 899 puts faith into action to rectify California housing shortage

By Lucie Bacho A few months ago, my minister approached me about…

City leaders pledge to reject SFPOA support

We are current and former government officials in San Francisco. We declare…

The Balboa Reservoir project will be a huge benefit to the community

I am a resident of Ingleside and I live across the street…

Reconsidering our heroes and history

Restoring Frederick Douglass Plaza would show that we have learned from history

California’s inaction on COVID-19 amounts to a death sentence for prisoners

In early 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that placed…

Board of Supervisors should say no to the Balboa Reservoir project

By Jean Barish and Wynd Kaufman The proposed 1,100-unit housing development on…

450,000 new homes for the Bay Area —where will they go, and who will decide?

By Debra Ballinger and Poncho Guevara Last month, the State of California…

2008 offers key lessons for COVID recession

Austerity and budget cuts are not the best response to a recession

Street sweeps endanger the health of the homeless

By Diane Qi, Rani Mukherjee, Kamran Abri As demands for justice in…

What kind of world will we leave behind for our children?

By Gina M. Fromer Most people are surprised when I tell them…

Protect public health by stopping the pipeline into immigration detention

Our patient’s voice trembled as she shared how her husband was released…

Proposed ordinance could keep hotels closed, hurt environment and worse

By Thomas J. Baltimore The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact…