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San Francisco is a small city, small enough that you get to know some familiar faces that even though you don't know each other, you may want to go ahead and say hello. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Stranger encounters of the San Francisco kind

San Francisco is a ghost town in the sense that you’re always…

San Francisco is a small city, small enough that you get to know some familiar faces that even though you don't know each other, you may want to go ahead and say hello. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Broke-Ass Stuart was reminded why he loves San Francisco after attending Holiday Jam. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Finding inspiration in unexpected places

We were invited to be guests of Glide for their yearly Holiday…

Broke-Ass Stuart was reminded why he loves San Francisco after attending Holiday Jam. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Campaigning for mayor proves power of protest

So I ran for mayor of San Francisco. I did the damn…

Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Combining the Folsom Street Fair, pictured, with Dreamforce would unite two driving froces in San Francisco: tech-sector capitalism and freaky-deaky individualism. (Sandy Cohen/AP)

Dreamforce meets Folsom Street Fair

There is a certain poetry in the fact that just after the…

Combining the Folsom Street Fair, pictured, with Dreamforce would unite two driving froces in San Francisco: tech-sector capitalism and freaky-deaky individualism. (Sandy Cohen/AP)
Supporters of Proposition I, pictured, are against the continued construction of luxury housing in the mission. Their opponents, however, look and sound eerily similar - a new tactic called "astroturfing." (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The art of misrepresentation

It’s September, and things are speeding up in Election Land. Posters and…

Supporters of Proposition I, pictured, are against the continued construction of luxury housing in the mission. Their opponents, however, look and sound eerily similar - a new tactic called "astroturfing." (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' stance on LGBTQ rights, the environment and health care seem to align with many San Francisco residents.

Bernie embodies San Franciso values

We love us some Bernie Sanders in San Francisco. He represents and…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' stance on LGBTQ rights, the environment and health care seem to align with many San Francisco residents.
(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Don’t settle for a corrupt city

We’ve gotten complacent in San Francisco. Sure, we’ve got the nation’s highest…

(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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City’s public bathrooms in need of relief

Something stinks in San Francisco and, for once, I’m not talking about…

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An unidentified 11-year-old girl looks at Facebook on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, June 4, 2012.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Facebook should not care about ‘real’ names

I have a strict policy: I will not be friends with your…

An unidentified 11-year-old girl looks at Facebook on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, June 4, 2012.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
The San Francisco flag waves in the sky on top of City Hall. Wednesday June 15, 2015. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner).

It’s time for a new San Francisco flag

San Francisco is beautiful. The combination of fog, hills, Victorians and water…

The San Francisco flag waves in the sky on top of City Hall. Wednesday June 15, 2015. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner).
Broke-Ass Stuart, aka Stuart Schuffman, is running for SF Mayor/Courtesy photo

Broke-Ass Stuart kicks off campaign Friday

Local clothier San Franpsycho is hosting a campaign kickoff party Friday for…

Broke-Ass Stuart, aka Stuart Schuffman, is running for SF Mayor/Courtesy photo
Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Damn it feels good to be a San Franciscan

The West Coast woke up to something monumental on Friday. The Supreme…

Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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Showing the techies some love

Editor’s note: Broke-Ass Stuart intended today’s column to be about declaring his…

New to The City? Dive into the culture and become a San Franciscan. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The ExaminerSupporters of a moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission turned up in droves at SF City Hall on Tuesday.

Broke-Ass City: From the ashes of defeat, a movement is born

Something significant happened at City Hall on Tuesday. It wasn’t just about…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The ExaminerSupporters of a moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission turned up in droves at SF City Hall on Tuesday.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStuart Schuffman will have to overcome the financial burden of a political campaign if he wants to occupy the Office of the Mayor in San Francisco.

Broke-Ass for Mayor Part 2

I’m too broke to run for mayor. To officially sign up, get…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStuart Schuffman will have to overcome the financial burden of a political campaign if he wants to occupy the Office of the Mayor in San Francisco.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWriter extraordinaire and political newcomer Stuart Schuffman has thrown his hat into the ring as a mayoral candidate in the November election

Broke-Ass City: Why I’m getting into the mayor’s race

There is something truly amazing happening in San Francisco. It has nothing…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWriter extraordinaire and political newcomer Stuart Schuffman has thrown his hat into the ring as a mayoral candidate in the November election
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlways give up your seat to those who need a place to sit down. It's just the right thing to do.

Broke-Ass City: Being bad at mass transit

She was standing on the BART turnstile at the Civic Center station…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlways give up your seat to those who need a place to sit down. It's just the right thing to do.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStuart Schuffman will have to overcome the financial burden of a political campaign if he wants to occupy the Office of the Mayor in San Francisco.

Broke-Ass City: Where is the fog? Missing SF’s Great Grey Dame

The City shrouded in fog is what San Francisco looks like when…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStuart Schuffman will have to overcome the financial burden of a political campaign if he wants to occupy the Office of the Mayor in San Francisco.
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Broke-Ass City: Independent media is more valuable to society than potato salad

Crowdfunding is exhausting. I’m at the tail end of my very first…

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Broke-Ass City: Loving the Muni as part of The City

Muni is like a family member. You are allowed to talk shit…

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