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Hellman Meadow a fitting tribute to local benefactor

San Francisco is blessed with an abundance of meadows, but what it…

 

Occupy SF spirit will outlive encampment

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

 

Family keeps enduring Thanksgiving tradition alive

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

 

Parking costs a tired way of balancing Muni budget

No one is quite sure when it happened, but at some juncture…

With San Francisco's election over, hospital plan takes center stage

One of the biggest winners in last week’s election wasn’t even a…

Election results strip bare any myths about San Francisco

Back in the early days of this column, I would occasionally get…

No ballot count needed for these SF election winners and losers

Widespread voter confusion, wasted millions in campaign financing, claims of election fraud…

Coaching is all in the family for this San Francisco clan

With the surprising success of the 49ers this season, there’s been a…

Occupy Oakland drama takes spotlight off grateful Ed Lee

He’s got a major occupation in one of San Francisco’s prime-time parks,…

For San Francisco democracy, the skyline’s the limit

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

Occupy SF less effective in city of coherent protests

As a general rule in the history of marches and movements, you’re…

San Francisco: Where only those with spokes get to speak

Unless you might have missed it, bicycle safety and education week has…

Tax breaks to hire felons may be too radical even for San Francisco

As if people in San Francisco needed another reason to protest, this…

Stow Lake tiff spotlights SF’s resistance to change

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

San Francisco must join cities discarding ranked-choice voting

When you get news that San Francisco is bucking a national trend,…

SF school politics keeping kids from having any fun

Writing about San Francisco often brings letters from outsiders with the shared…

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…

The simple freedom of staying out of the tech loop

During a brief but significant brain freeze some months back, I agreed…

Prisoner release comes with a whole lot of questions for San Francisco

If you haven’t been hit by the realization that California has transformed…

St. Anthony’s has given six decades of steady service

It seems appropriate that the St. Anthony Foundation traces its origin to…