Opinion

We need smart spending, not dumb cuts for higher ed

By Larry Hanley, Brad Erickson and Juliette Hua California colleges and universities…

Safe sleeping sites are a critical step during pandemic

The City must explore all possible solutions to its homelessness crisis

In the midst of a crisis, California needs to improve access to food aid

By Scott Wiener and Paul Ash As the number of new CalFresh…

Large nonprofits are endangered by COVID-19

Federal assistance programs exclude some of the organizations that need them the most

New SF HELP loan product for small businesses provides model for California

The state needs to find ways to help low-income communities during the COVID-19 crisis

San Francisco needs parklets more than ever

By Cliff Bargar As the Bay Area has taken shelter-in-place measures over…

COVID-19 leaves children at risk

It’s up to all of us to help strengthen families and protect children

Closing County Jail #4 too quickly will jeopardize the safety of inmates, staff

The coronavirus pandemic requires more space for social distancing

Community colleges will be essential to California’s recovery

By Jenny Worley and Shanell Williams When the shelter-in-place order is finally…

The SFMTA needs to reconsider its fare increase

Experience from the last recession shows increased fares reduce ridership, lead to service cuts

We need to keep people from losing their homes. Here’s how we do it.

Cancel rent and mortgage payments in California to prevent a wave of evictions

To build a stronger San Francisco, 850 Bryant must go

By Melissa Hernandez San Francisco County Jail 4, located at 850 Bryant…

We can’t flatten the curve if we are sick

Health care workers need protective equipment and training to stay healthy

Help for small businesses desperately needed during the shelter in place

By Veronica Shinzato My family has owned a restaurant in San Francisco…

Community health centers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, yet face dwindling resources

By Eddie Chan Community health centers serve nearly 29 million Americans, including…

Opinion: Downtown neighborhoods need urgent city intervention to prevent spread of coronavirus

Crowded sidewalks, lack of resources make Tenderloin and surrounding areas vulnerable in pandemic

Who lies beneath the flattened curve: LatinX and COVID-19

By Marlene Martín, Alicia Fernández and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo We have reached a…

Opinion: Road map to a new start for San Francisco

We need to invest in working people

Opinion: Extend the census deadline to protect public health

The 1918 pandemic derailed the census 100 years ago; we shouldn’t let that happen again

Celebrating 150 years of Golden Gate Park

Park has gone from sand dunes to iconic treasure and place of refuge for city residents