editorials

New Bay Bridge repairs should focus on safety, not completion date

The new Bay Bridge span has issues that need to be fully…

San Francisco should revisit zoning rules governing medical marijuana

The conversation surrounding medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco has wound its…

Coastal Commission should allow city’s plan for soccer fields to proceed

A recent report by staff members of the state agency that controls…

Injured cyclists can receive compensation

This week’s question comes from Joshua P. in the Dogpatch, who asks:Q:…

S.F. Housing Authority’s woes go beyond ousted director

It is often easiest to blame a single person for a problem,…

Lawmakers could use a stiff drink

State Sen. Mark Leno’s reasonable proposal to let cities extend their bar…

Lobbying reform proposal would be good for San Francisco

San Francisco government is known for nothing if not its vigorous public…

San Francisco right to take Nevada ‘patient dumping’ allegations seriously

‘Greyhound Therapy” has evidently made its way to San Francisco, and it’s…

Officer-involved shooting shows why SF police need stun guns

A week after the San Francisco Police Department abandoned its proposal to…

Before asking for more money, transit agency needs to fulfill promise of Proposition A

This week, The San Francisco Examiner reported how Proposition A transit funding…

SF's Pedestrian Strategy is a step in the right direction

San Francisco is a walker’s city. When compared to places like New…

Bike and pedestrian enhancements don’t necessarily hurt business

A small but vocal group of San Francisco residents and merchants is…

It is time for a proper CEQA process in SF

The California Environmental Quality Act is a good law too often used…

Jerry Brown’s proposed fees for public information are a dreadful idea

A few ideas in Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget proposal would be…

Banning plastic water bottles in Bay Area parks is overdue

Supporting a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles on federal…

San Francisco could be a leader in extension of alcohol sales hours

Extending the hours during which alcohol could be sold makes sense in…

High-speed rail lawsuit will settle bond issue once and for all

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is using a legal maneuver to shield…

A narrow ruling likely on Prop. 8, but reasons for optimism nonetheless

Reading too much into the questions that U.S. Supreme Court justices ask…

Anti-Islamic ad campaign is only spreading hate

If not careful, you may be met eye to eye with the…

Seismic upgrades costly but needed

San Franciscans are now debating how to pay for seismic upgrades to…