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Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerOccupy SF protesters march down Market Street on Wednesday after their movement was broken up at Justin Herman Plaza.

Occupy SF spirit will outlive encampment

San Francisco officials showed great restraint in dealing with the local Occupy…

 

Courtesy photoOne San Francisco clan has kept its Thanksgiving tradition alive for 50 years.

Family keeps enduring Thanksgiving tradition alive

Leave it to a group of nurses to start a healthy Thanksgiving…

 

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For San Francisco democracy, the skyline’s the limit

San Francisco can be magical, but it’s rarely majestic. The City’s landscape…

 

Stow Lake (Examiner file photo)Stow Lake (Examiner file photo)

Stow Lake tiff spotlights SF’s resistance to change

One of San Francisco’s most conflicting traits is that it is so…

Stow Lake (Examiner file photo)Stow Lake (Examiner file photo)
Proposition B is a $248 million bond measure aimed at fixing San Francisco's crumbling streets. (Examiner file photo)Proposition B is a $248 million bond measure aimed at fixing San Francisco's crumbling streets. (Examiner file photo)

Costly road repairs should be in city budget, not bond measure

San Franciscans can be a cranky brood. That’s why it’s been fairly…

Proposition B is a $248 million bond measure aimed at fixing San Francisco's crumbling streets. (Examiner file photo)Proposition B is a $248 million bond measure aimed at fixing San Francisco's crumbling streets. (Examiner file photo)
The San Bruno disaster showed that regulators must stop giving a free pass to big companies like PG&E. (Getty Images file photo)The San Bruno disaster showed that regulators must stop giving a free pass to big companies like PG&E. (Getty Images file photo)

PG&E must be prevented from causing another tragedy

It’s fairly remarkable that after more than 100 years as a utility…

The San Bruno disaster showed that regulators must stop giving a free pass to big companies like PG&E. (Getty Images file photo)The San Bruno disaster showed that regulators must stop giving a free pass to big companies like PG&E. (Getty Images file photo)
Tim Lincecum (AP file photo)Tim Lincecum (AP file photo)

It’s getting tougher for Giants fans to stay positive

There’s one topic that chills the San Francisco night air these days,…

Tim Lincecum (AP file photo)Tim Lincecum (AP file photo)

San Francisco’s mayoral race finally has some life in it

Amid all the accusations, emotions, shouting and general consternation that has greeted…

Despite baggage, Ed Lee’s run for mayor just may be a cakewalk

It only took a few short minutes for supporters of Mayor Ed…

Health clinic network a welcome remnant of the ’60s

One thing about the ’60s in San Francisco is that for a…

Money doesn’t grow on SF trees — quite the opposite

If Mark Twain had spent some more freezing summers in San Francisco,…

Ballot-measure duel may end up killing pension reform

Now that pension reform has become the most popular bandwagon since the…

Bay to Breakers celebrates impetuous, resilient city

Not many cities would conceive of a footrace to promote its revival…

San Francisco commission's power is not something to preserve

When San Francisco voters created a Historic Preservation Commission two years ago,…

Race for San Francisco mayor lacks any flare

You would think that with at least a dozen people vying to…

Feds struck out years ago in case against Barry Bonds

As one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived — with…

'Chicken John' Rinaldi clucking over eats in San Francisco's Dolores Park

In the real world, it’s a generally accepted premise that taste is…

Killing golf course won’t save your red-legged frogs

A lot of coastal residents near San Francisco are asking themselves an…

Political double-dipping plagues city’s mayoral race

For the sake of argument, let’s say I lost my mind and…

New DA brings lofty goal to office he’s trying to keep

He opted for one high-profile job over another, but even though George…