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Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)

San Francisco's local-hire law has good intentions, bad consequences

Not every social or economic problem deserves its own law, as our…

Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)Contractors say they are now required to use some workers who are far below the journeyman level for construction jobs simply because they live in the right area. (Getty Images file photo)
On top of their game: Mike and Bob Bryan will play in an exhibition in Mill Valley next weekend. (Getty Images file photo)On top of their game: Mike and Bob Bryan will play in an exhibition in Mill Valley next weekend. (Getty Images file photo)

Tennis twins make sure to remain among the people

Now that we won’t be having another World Series parade this fall,…

On top of their game: Mike and Bob Bryan will play in an exhibition in Mill Valley next weekend. (Getty Images file photo)On top of their game: Mike and Bob Bryan will play in an exhibition in Mill Valley next weekend. (Getty Images file photo)
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BART shouldn’t go into panic mode over protesters

It’s a good thing BART is in the transportation business because when…

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Sacrifice: Following the 9/11 attacks

After 9/11, the American spirit charges on and takes new paths

The significance of Sept. 11 cannot be accurately measured. The events of…

Sacrifice: Following the 9/11 attacks
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)
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It’s getting tougher for Giants fans to stay positive

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

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San Francisco must get recent antagonism under control

Perhaps I’m reading too much into the displays of dumbness being exhibited…

San Franciscans’ rare Sierra retreat needs The City’s help

Most everyone agrees that San Francisco is a small town, so it…

Free-floating angst, opportunism drive BART drama

If I launched a demonstration for every time I lost cellphone service,…

Paul Kantner is San Francisco’s most legendary ’60s survivor

Paul Kantner was born in the Sunset district, which is a good…

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…

Booting crazy measures takes all the fun out of San Francisco ballot

San Francisco’s supervisors have been so busy lately they didn’t have time…

As Ed Lee jumps in, mayor's race thrown a curveball

Even Ed Lee probably couldn’t tell you exactly when he decided he…

Public outrage over shooting death in San Francisco's Bayview is misplaced

Here in the land of easy outrage and protest, I hope it’s…

Lack of oversight squeezing life out of judicial system

There were a lot of tearful hugs down at city courtrooms this…

New San Francisco sheriff candidate ready for race to the finish line

If life went according to script, we could write our own endings.…

San Francisco shoves projects into neighborhoods without input

The road of good intentions is filled with unavoidable obstacles, which makes…

Central Subway just the latest SF planning blunder

After looking at Muni’s Central Subway project, the civil grand jury reached…