Opinion

San Francisco’s health and recovery bond leaves Chinatown behind

By Ding Lee San Francisco’s effort to recover from the pandemic with…

Tenderloin lawsuit will have catastrophic impact on homeless residents

UC Hastings should sign pledge disavowing sweeps, increased policing

The legacy of white privilege and power is pain, anger and fear

By Dante King As we continue to witness the gruesome effects and…

Democrats need to talk about taxes as well as cuts

By Jeremy Pilaar Earlier this month, officials revealed the devastating toll COVID-19…

A new vision for emergency shelter services

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing nonprofits and officials to rethink services for the homeless

Letters: Notification legislation could prevent unnecessary animal deaths

To the editor: In August 2019, I found an abandoned German Shepherd…

San Francisco needs to change to reverse racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths

By Rev. Norman Fong, Antonio Diaz, and Kevine Boggess Compared to many…

Japantown’s Peace Plaza – a chance to heal

By Jon Osaki Shattered tiles, forced removal, and broken promises. To those…

Unions are a voice for workers during and after the pandemic

By Adam Wood Christian Smalls was fired from his warehouse job in…

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