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Muni’s contribution to San Francisco’s mental health

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

 

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…

 

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

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

California lawsuit will put school tenure on trial

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

Board of Supervisors losing Carmen Chu

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

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…

San Jose Sharks shouldn’t break up nucleus

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

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

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

Pension fixes are false hope of real reform

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

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…

Baseball Hall of Fame voting results are a disgrace

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

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…

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…

Even Berkeley shuns San Francisco

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

Kids are priority for Ammiano in Capitol

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

Is Proposition 13 on state Democrats’ hit list?

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

Warriors willing to take risks this season

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

Fiona Ma pays attention to details

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