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Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoEmails revealed a handshake deal between tech buses and the SFMTA that allowed the buses to use Muni stops without being ticketed.

SF transit agency must cease questionable practices

There are now two incidents in which officials at the San Francisco…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoEmails revealed a handshake deal between tech buses and the SFMTA that allowed the buses to use Muni stops without being ticketed.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Tuesday that it is strengthening the language in its faculty contract and handbook requiring high school educators to uphold Catholic teachings in the classroom and publicly.

Fight for same-sex marriage is not over

From where California and San Francisco stand now in regard to the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Tuesday that it is strengthening the language in its faculty contract and handbook requiring high school educators to uphold Catholic teachings in the classroom and publicly.
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. Examiner

SF has a chance to truly help people living on the streets

The issue of people living on the streets of San Francisco has…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. Examiner
courtesy renderingA rendering shows the proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

Presidio Trust makes commendable decision to shelve commissary projects

The Presidio Trust took a bold and completely accurate step Monday in…

courtesy renderingA rendering shows the proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

SFUSD should work to end student suspensions

The most vulnerable members of our school population need the most support…

Lawsuits over SF housing protections just the beginning

The two lawsuits filed over two recently adopted housing laws in San…

Charles Dharapak/ap file photoIn his State of the Union address Tuesday

SF can emerge as a nationwide example of fighting inequality

There were two clear messages in President Barack Obama’s State of the…

Charles Dharapak/ap file photoIn his State of the Union address Tuesday
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerState prisons chief Jeffrey A. Beard

It’s time for SF to ban the box

There is one little box on housing and job applications that can…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerState prisons chief Jeffrey A. Beard

S.F.'s discussion about tech buses is not over

Years ago, the topic of private buses rumbling through city streets might…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

Bay Bridge construction raises major questions

Troubling new questions have been raised about the construction of the new…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.
Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner file photoThe City is likely to come out ahead with Sunday parking meter enforcement.

SF’s parking meters should continue to be enforced on Sundays

For the past year, San Francisco has enforced parking meters on Sundays.…

Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner file photoThe City is likely to come out ahead with Sunday parking meter enforcement.

Building more housing in S.F. requires another look at approval process

Mayor Ed Lee in his State of the City address on Friday…

Ben Margot/2010 AP file photoMayor Ed Lee introduced a “Be Nice

Lowering number of pedestrian fatalities should involve collaborative measures

San Francisco had a dismal year when it came to pedestrian safety…

Ben Margot/2010 AP file photoMayor Ed Lee introduced a “Be Nice
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Library has found that midweek and afternoons are when the most incidents that disrupt patrons occur. New penalties recently went into effect.

SF needs to make the Main Library safer

The San Francisco Public Library has taken extraordinary steps in the past…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Library has found that midweek and afternoons are when the most incidents that disrupt patrons occur. New penalties recently went into effect.
CHRIS ROBERTS/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

SF takes smart first step in regulating tech shuttles

The pilot program that will charge fees for tech shuttles —along with…

CHRIS ROBERTS/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoMayor Ed Lee implemented the mid-Market tax break enjoyed by companies such as Twitter. Now

Companies in Twitter-tax zone must own up to community work

Years ago, San Francisco made a big push to hold nonprofits that…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoMayor Ed Lee implemented the mid-Market tax break enjoyed by companies such as Twitter. Now
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's rate of population growth is among the highest in the state.

SF must take a longer view when it comes to planning for the future

When people talk about the future of San Francisco, they mostly take…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's rate of population growth is among the highest in the state.

Fatal accident in SF raises question: Who shares the blame in the ‘sharing economy’?

In a heart-wrenching incident on New Year's Eve, a mother and her…

Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.

San Francisco is not a city where one answer will solve all the problems

The Chamber of Commerce released its latest Paychecks and Pink Slips Scorecard…

Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.
Courtesy photoThe SFpark app was designed to help reduce traffic by giving drivers information on available parking spaces in their vicinity

SFpark statistics help SF create smarter policies

Stand on a sidewalk in any of The City’s busy commercial corridors…

Courtesy photoThe SFpark app was designed to help reduce traffic by giving drivers information on available parking spaces in their vicinity