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Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoA general obligation bond

Muni’s contribution to San Francisco’s mental health

Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine ranks the nation’s 50…

 

The passage of an Assembly bill that would stick noncitizens with jury duty ignited a party-line war of words at the Capitol this week.

California Assembly passes non-citizen juror bill amid controversy

Each year, 164,000 Californians serve on a jury out of 10 million…

 

California legislators play duck, duck, Modoc

State government is often funny, but rarely on purpose. So you can…

 

AP File PhotoFormer crime lab technician Deborah Madden

Was Deborah Madden's confession a move to keep her city pension?

On March 15, disgraced former San Francisco crime lab technician Deborah Madden…

AP File PhotoFormer crime lab technician Deborah Madden
Five educators across the San Francisco Unified School District were awarded Teacher of the Year by Mayor Mark Farrell. (Courtesy photo)

California lawsuit will put school tenure on trial

It’s official: Judge Rolf M. Treu has issued a trial date in…

Five educators across the San Francisco Unified School District were awarded Teacher of the Year by Mayor Mark Farrell. (Courtesy photo)
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerFormer Supervisor Carmen Chu will be remembered by her colleagues for her intelligence

Board of Supervisors losing Carmen Chu

Tuesday was Carmen Chu’s final meeting as a San Francisco supervisor, and…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerFormer Supervisor Carmen Chu will be remembered by her colleagues for her intelligence
Courtesy GoldenBearSports.comCal’s new football coach Sonny Dykes

Cal football coach Sonny Dykes pushes players to become more involved in campus life

New Cal football coach Sonny Dykes has shown a sensitivity to his…

Courtesy GoldenBearSports.comCal’s new football coach Sonny Dykes
Getty Images File PhotoJoe Thornton

San Jose Sharks shouldn’t break up nucleus

After a promising 7-0 start, anxiety is resuming in San Jose and…

Getty Images File PhotoJoe Thornton
AP File PhotoWal-Mart is reportedly looking into buying Fresh & Easy’s locations in San Francisco.

Nobody wants to see Wal-Mart in San Francisco — except Fresh & Easy

At a dinner party Tuesday night, some friends and I were discussing…

AP File PhotoWal-Mart is reportedly looking into buying Fresh & Easy’s locations in San Francisco.

Pension fixes are false hope of real reform

At the Jan. 24 meeting of the state Senate Budget Committee, Sen.…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoAttorney Dennis Herrera is targeting restaurants that have a health care surcharge
S.F. Examiner File PhotoAttorney Dennis Herrera is targeting restaurants that have a health care surcharge
AP File PhotoSome legislation is pushed through the state Legislature quickly — last year

Democrats should ensure that public has adequate time to review proposed laws

Requiring a two-thirds legislative majority to pass a state budget repeatedly led…

AP File PhotoSome legislation is pushed through the state Legislature quickly — last year
Getty Images File PhotoIt’s likely Bonds won’t get in next year. Or the year after that. Or maybe ever. Hell

Baseball Hall of Fame voting results are a disgrace

Those entrusted with policing the National Baseball Hall of Fame, by voting…

Getty Images File PhotoIt’s likely Bonds won’t get in next year. Or the year after that. Or maybe ever. Hell
Courtesy PhotoCharlie

Charlie the dog’s fate is decided today in a San Francisco court

Today at 9:30 a.m., lawyer John Mounier will stand in front of…

Courtesy PhotoCharlie
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

The California Department of Education says you have a right to a bad education

Straight from the “careful how you defend yourself” file is this insight…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco's reputation of being outspoken and quirky comes with the price of other cities talking behind out backs.

Even Berkeley shuns San Francisco

For most of America, San Francisco is the kooky place where anything…

Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco's reputation of being outspoken and quirky comes with the price of other cities talking behind out backs.
File photoThe Rick Barry free-throw technique.

Kids are priority for Ammiano in Capitol

In 2009, the Capitol Weekly published a “Legislative Scorecard” ranking all members…

File photoThe Rick Barry free-throw technique.
AP File PhotoScore: State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is looking forward to possible Democratic supermajorities in the Assembly and state Senate.

Is Proposition 13 on state Democrats’ hit list?

To borrow a phrase from Whoopi Goldberg’s character in the movie “Ghost”:…

AP File PhotoScore: State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is looking forward to possible Democratic supermajorities in the Assembly and state Senate.
U.S. Presswire File PhotoRolling the dice: As the season unfolds we’ll see how wise the Warriors were to invest in Stephen Curry and his injury-prone ankle.

Warriors willing to take risks this season

What a ride. The 2012 Major League Baseball season was a boon…

U.S. Presswire File PhotoRolling the dice: As the season unfolds we’ll see how wise the Warriors were to invest in Stephen Curry and his injury-prone ankle.
AP file photoFiona Ma

Fiona Ma pays attention to details

Welcome to the second installment of a four-part series examining the laws…

AP file photoFiona Ma