Joel Engardio

Some of the 60 students and parents who staged a walkout at Sunnyside Elementary because their 5th grade class has been without a regular teacher since school started. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

All they want for school is a teacher

Two months into the school year, 31 students in the 5th grade…

 

Joel Engardio working as a server at Red Lobster in San Bruno in 2003. (Courtesy Qris Fry)

The Red Lobster Test

Before buying our house, my husband Lionel and I took the Red…

 

Licensing bikes and their riders could raise new obstacles for one of the most affordable and sustainable methods of transportation. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)

Cyclist licenses: Great crankbait, bad policy

Joel Engardio, a candidate for the Board of Supervisors in District 7,…

 

Westside resident Dennis Seaman, 60, bridges the divide between bicyclists and motorists. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

Time to mandate bicycle licenses

Bicyclists in San Francisco should have to register their bike, obtain a…

Westside resident Dennis Seaman, 60, bridges the divide between bicyclists and motorists. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)
Westside residents and court watch members at the Moraga tiled steps in Golden Gate Heights, the scene of many auto burglaries. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Accountability in criminal justice sought on the Westside

How many times does your car have to be broken into in…

Westside residents and court watch members at the Moraga tiled steps in Golden Gate Heights, the scene of many auto burglaries. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Liz Brisson’s bold tunnel project for the M-line on the westside will give Muni a real, end-to-end subway. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

M-Line to Mars?

The day our new Central Subway opens, I will enjoy the fast…

Liz Brisson’s bold tunnel project for the M-line on the westside will give Muni a real, end-to-end subway. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)
The decriminalization of consensual sex work would allow abuse within the sex industry to be brought to light, shifting law enforcement resources away from harassing and arresting sex workers, and focusing instead on those who perpetrate violence against them. (Courtesy photo)

Decriminalization of sex work a step in the right direction

As leading healthcare providers working for the safety and well-being of sex…

The decriminalization of consensual sex work would allow abuse within the sex industry to be brought to light, shifting law enforcement resources away from harassing and arresting sex workers, and focusing instead on those who perpetrate violence against them. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Another advocate doesn’t mean better advocacy

There’s talk about creating a new citywide elected office in San Francisco…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Sergio Klor de Alva, right, is seen with supervisorial candidate Joel Engardio. Klor de Alva died April 25 in a car accident on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide near Pacifica. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

Dealing with a sudden loss

It’s always hard to deal with death. But when it comes suddenly…

Sergio Klor de Alva, right, is seen with supervisorial candidate Joel Engardio. Klor de Alva died April 25 in a car accident on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide near Pacifica. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

Driver killed in crash near Devil’s Slide ID’d as man involved in SF politics

A man who died early Tuesday morning when he crashed into a…

Westside San Francisco, where homes are detached with lawns on four sides in District 7. (Joel P. Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Go west, new housing — within reason

Venture west of Twin Peaks and you will discover something very curious…

Westside San Francisco, where homes are detached with lawns on four sides in District 7. (Joel P. Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Airbnb solution

The Airbnb solution

When it comes to things that evoke absolute feelings of love or hate, Airbnb…

The Airbnb solution
David Traylor (left) isn’t psychotic, in jail or dead today thanks to Judge Ronald Albers (right) of San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A court for the 10th circle of hell

A man pushed a needle of heroin into his arm as I…

David Traylor (left) isn’t psychotic, in jail or dead today thanks to Judge Ronald Albers (right) of San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Assemblymember Phil Ting, center, waves from a car in the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. (Courtesy photo)

Assemblyman Ting is unsung LGBT hero

Editor’s Note: Joel Engardio’s column will appear on the Opinion page now…

Assemblymember Phil Ting, center, waves from a car in the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. (Courtesy photo)
Joel Engardio/ Special to the S.F. ExaminerArthur Bretschneider

S.F. startup is not your grandma's Snapchat

It's easy to forget that hippies and gays were originally despised as…

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Chinatown’s 'House of Cards'

If Netflix wants to produce a "House of Cards" based on San…

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Voting doesn’t have to suck in America

For a nation that prides itself on democracy, we sure make voting…

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Is gay marriage won if mom won’t attend?

Republican candidates for president were recently asked if they would attend a…

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Joel Engardio/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINEREugene Lew shows his designs for “Dom-I-City

Five is magic number in SF housing crisis

If San Francisco is able to solve its housing crisis and become a city where middle-income…

Joel Engardio/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINEREugene Lew shows his designs for “Dom-I-City
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The new modern family: Music unites

If the U.S. Supreme Court gives gay and lesbian couples the right…

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