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Attorney General Kamala Harris appears in a video promoting "In School + On Track

Truancy in California affects more than just attendance at schools

The idea of kids skipping class may conjure up images of harmlessly…

Attorney General Kamala Harris appears in a video promoting "In School + On Track
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisHouse Speaker John Boehner

GOP needs to give up Obamacare fight for good of country

Republicans have fought the Affordable Care Act tooth and nail every step…

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisHouse Speaker John Boehner
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

San Francisco needs to revitalize Japantown, preserve its cultural identity

<p>Out on Geary Boulevard, not far from Van Ness Avenue, a clump…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Sports rivalries need to stay on the field

The violence surrounding sporting events has grown to an unhealthy level, especially…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

City is right to target mental health issues to curb crime

Breaking the cycle of crime and criminal behavior in hard-hit portions of…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

San Francisco will benefit from expanding new Bay Area bike-sharing network

They can be spotted all around The City: the sea foam-green bikes…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe Presidio Trust plans to rehab a portion of the park site

Presidio project should be awarded on merits, not star power

The Presidio Trust has a spectacular opportunity to remake two sections of…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe Presidio Trust plans to rehab a portion of the park site

CleanPowerSF could be done in by a dirty trick

The mountainsides around the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir are still smoldering, as is…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

It's time for the mayor to focus on some of the tech boom's less-desirable effects

Ask Mayor Ed Lee about the weather and he will invariably steer…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Closing hours will help protect parks, money

Illicit activities occur in San Francisco's parks after dark, and although unlawful…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Rim Fire points to poor forest-management practices

The immensely destructive Rim Fire threatened San Francisco's water and municipal power…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Great use of video by public safety officials is in the interest of society

Police officers in San Francisco will soon wear chest-mounted cameras when serving…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Accreditation should be more transparent

As City College of San Francisco fights to regain its accreditation, two…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

City's taxi regulations should be less discriminatory, not more so

Given the current plethora of cabs, car services and ridesharing apps, it…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

City should not fall behind in progress toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions

Although San Francisco has made strides since 2005 to reduce greenhouse gas…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

CCSF's loss of accreditation must be reassessed

There is no doubt that City College of San Francisco has deep-rooted…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Utility panel oversteps its bounds by refusing to set clean power program in motion

This week, San Francisco stood on the brink of instituting an energy…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Drug reforms are welcome, but should be enshrined in federal law

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the federal government is shifting…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

BART negotiations need to get serious to avoid another strike

BART trains will continue to run for the next two months under…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

Surging city revenues should not be treated like a windfall

Commercial real estate prices in San Francisco have soared as The City…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver